They (the ALP) had a vote for chaos and it was unanimous …………Barnaby Joyce.
It would appear that Simon Crean thought Rudd had the numbers and believed something had to be done. I have a bit of time for Crean and believe he acted in the interests of the party -unfortunately when the bus pulled out he was the only one on it.
Don’t be fooled by Kevin Rudd claiming to do the honourable thing and sticking to his word. It was simply the case that when the bus pulled into the caucus room he saw Crean and no one else.
He’s politically dead and good riddance. He has done considerable damage to the country and if he decides on a career change I for one would support it – so long as it isn’t with any government. I have been thinking for some time now that Rudd would wait until after the election and then put his hand up and rebuild the party in his image – can’t see that now.
So now we have “can’t organize a coup” to add to this dysfunctional mob of union rep’s CVs. I use to say they couldn’t organize sex in a brothel with a handful of hundred dollar bills but Craig Thomson put paid to that line!
International coverage is cringe worthy and rightly so. How can we play on the world stage when other country leaders know what goes on here. How can Bob Carr look anyone in the eye when he is putting across the government’s point of view and the image of Gillard going overseas representing Australia with that handbag bogan Tim (do you know who I am?) Mathieson on her arm will visit my nightmares more often that any combat trauma.
Rudd’s tilt at leadership might be dead but the issue isn’t. What are the party going to be thinking next week when they get flayed in the polls again.
Embarrassing to say the least.