There is a raft of reasons why Kevin Rudd will lead Labor to a similar defeat as would have Julia Gillard, it’s just that the pro Labor political pundits haven’t thought it through yet.
Rudd wanted SBY to tell him Australia was defenceless against the will of Indonesia and its people smugglers. He wanted to be told our defence forces should not attempt to defend our borders. He got what he wanted and at the cost of a simple rebuff to Abbott.
I can never forget Nelson Mandela leaving Victor Verster Prison after seven years’ incarceration on the mainland. He had also endured 20 years on the infamous Robben Island as part of a life sentence. He strode tall, proud and undaunted, waving to a small crowd with his wife, Winnie.
It’s all flooding back now and I recall why replacing him with Gillard seemed such a good idea at the time. To put it as diplomatically as possible; Rudd is the same old obnoxious wanker!
Malcolm Fraser was the Malcolm Turnbull of the old Libs but even Turnbull must have smacked his forehead after reading ex-PM Malcolm Fraser was campaigning for the Greens.
The mass exodus from Labor’s front and back benches indicates the extent of the white-hot hatred for their Kevin, but it’s any port in a storm for Labor. Kev cannot not save the ship but fewer seats will be lost at sea.
The mastermind of our broken borders, one K. Rudd, is not the most diplomatic of diplomats, yet on Thursday he will take Julia’s VIP jet to Indonesia in an attempt fix a problem that is, to him, no more than an electoral liability.
Okay, so what! Not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists are... oops I’d better not be politically incorrect. Anyway there are enough of them (Muslims I mean, not terrorists) here now to warrant Parliamentary representation. No big deal.
The Fairfax pro-Julia juggernaut has already started to leak the more nefarious of Kevin Rudd’s personality weaknesses. And there are plenty yet to be disclosed.
One had an expensive watch (it may have been a copy) another was speaking fluent English. None seemed underfed and two were definitely overfed. Persecuted refugees? I couldn’t see how that could be true. These blokes were Iranian.
Only the Labor Party, it seems, would consider replacing a hopeless leader like Rudd with a hopeless leader like Julia and, in desperation, then replace a hopeless leader like Julia with the original hopeless leader, Rudd. Crumbs!
I received a call from the Brisbane Courier mail, “Larry Pickering? Anne Summers says people like you are responsible for Jill Meagher’s rape and murder, do you have a reply to that?” They couldn’t print my reply.
I was wrong when I said that even the union factions wouldn’t be stupid enough to install Kev again! But they were stupid enough, and we watched it all unfold. The AWU’s Bill Shorten, (Big Bill Ludwig’s apprentice) held enough faction votes in his hot little hand to ensure Rudd got the nod.