SHORTEN SHOULD HAVE SHACKED UP WITH GILLARD
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
So what’s the difference between Shorten and Gillard? Not a lot really, they were both minions of union super crook Bill Ludwig, both fleeced their AWU members of millions, both were employed by dodgy Labor law firms, both were mad shaggers and both knew the exact amounts construction companies would be up for in late completion penalties.
Both also found far nicer words in the dictionary to use other than ‘blackmail’.
Both were also determined to be Prime Minister, both hated Rudd and both were equally hated by Rudd. Both were subpoenaed to appear before a Royal Commission and both will be involved in charges to be laid on the recommendation of the RC.
But there were a few defining differences; Gillard’s appearance improved as ALP leader, Shorten’s deteriorated, Shorten is of the Right faction and Gillard the socialist Left faction and the millions scammed out of construction companies, at the expense of their AWU members, were channelled in two different directions.
You see, Gillard was a sharing person. She and Bruce Wilson not only shared a cot but were into buying and renovating houses together as a means of laundering the loot.
Bill was into the numbers racket, numbers that would sack the despised Rudd, numbers that would promote and sack Gillard and numbers that would promote the hapless Rudd once again... numbers at the National Conferences and numbers in Caucus.
All part of a devious numbers game that would finally replace both Gillard and Rudd with himself and kill off Albanese in the process.
As Bill Ludwig once confided in both Gillard and Shorten, “If you have the numbers, you can do any damned thing you want”.
Shorten took more heed of that advice than did Gillard... you see, she was still young and naive.
Remarkable eh? Just imagine, if Gillard had shacked up with Shorten instead of that Wilson boofhead they would have been in the Lodge for multiple terms as a formidable political force approaching that of the Clintons... and with similar sized bank accounts.
Thank God Shorten ain’t Gillard’s type! In the end they both hated different things and as their separate ambitions finally collided in a political crescendo, they both came an awful cropper.
The only winner to come out of two similarly illicit and prematurely truncated careers is a resilient Australia.