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GOOD RIDDANCE: Kevin Rudd cracks the quits

Kevin Rudd’s attempt to claim the moral high ground by quitting – at 1am Washington time – is hilarious.

He started through a widespread campaign among Labor’s caucus and the Canberra Press Gallery and News Limited editors a serious of unfortunate events which led to public criticism of him by some senior Labor figures, most notably Simon Crean, not our favourite Canberra politician but whose commentary on the matter could not really be faulted. Some thought it was all about Crean positioning for leadership, a displeasing notion, but only one really advanced by the sleazy business interests with whom Crean associates (that’d be you, Sol Lew).

Kevin Rudd, the arsonist, cannot blame others for the burns he sustained from the fire he started.

The arsonist cannot blame others for the burns he sustained from the fire he started.

A former party leader should get respect, a former Prime Minister should too. But Rudd’s actions have been so indulgent, so destructive, so fundamentally petty and pointless that he needed to be discouraged from persisting, one way or the other. His has never been a credible campaign for restoration, it’s been a vicious exercise in payback and destruction.

Some thought the PM was going to sack him from Cabinet. Our mail is that – even as of today – was highly unlikely. We’ll know never know for sure. In retrospect, she ought to have instructed him not to depart on Sunday and should have boned him then. Certainly her strongest supporters thought she should. If in a similar situation, we certainly would have. And as we’ve said, we’d take out a couple of his deputy arsonists also. We’d spare Kim Carr because his gruff industry planning ways could actually be useful in an election where the Coalition have pledged deep cuts in industry assistance or corporate hand-outs. Chris Bowen is just useful to have on Sky News when someone is waiting for paint to dry to make the home renovations seem more interesting. He’ll probably be spared now. More’s the pity.

Will Rudd come back and continue his white-anting of the minority Labor government?

Probably. His remarks hinted that he might not but we could see the whites of his lies.

So that’ll be his revenge on his colleagues taking his leadership away from him. He’ll disrupt just by hanging around haunting Labor’s house of horrors like a thinly disguised poltergeist. He’ll cost as many of his colleagues as possible the seats they worked hard to win for the cause they love.

This is truly Labor’s end of days, for this generation of MPs anyway. Labor has barely had a cautionary tale administration like this since the days of Whitlam, whose leadership at least was pretty much unchallenged. May their future generations learn from this. Those who think they are “bigger than the show” seldom add much value. And in Kevin Rudd’s case, he has made an often surprisingly strongly performing government look like an embarrassing and dysfunctional joke. His reign as Prime Minister had moments of brilliance but many sleepless hours of indecision, incompetence and instability. His views on many things were sound, his analysis often very smart but his personality defects made the whole thing a disaster.

As we have long argued, he ought not be a Labor candidate at the next election. An election in which Labor is highly likely to be brutally punished by a nation exhausted and frustrated with their self-indlugence and folly. Getting rid of him before the next poll will not be easy, and many will be squeamish about it, but if they don’t make the tough decisions now, they’ll live to regret it.


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  1. At last Michael Danby can make his move to become Foreign Minister.
    It would be appropriate too as Danby is really foreign and not an real Aussie.

    Sure as Foreign Minister he would not be able to visit Synagogues in Melbourne Ports as much to try to stitch up the so called Jewish vote but imagine the itinerary for 2012 he would have as Foreign Minister.

    State visit to Israel, visit to the USA, State visit to Israel, visit to the UK, State visit to Israel, visit to the G20, State visit to Israel, visit to the EU, State visit to Israel etc, etc, etc.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | February 22, 2012, 18:49
  2. “And in Kevin Rudd’s case, he has made an often surprisingly strongly performing government look like an embarrassing and dysfunctional joke.”

    I’m assuming that line was meant to be satirical… because even you, Andrew, cannot be serious.

    I am curious though, if you have the time, to highlight where exactly you think their strong performance has been demonstrated. From my perspective, they can’t govern… heck, they can’t even do politics very well, just another bunch of student politics know nothings, who are utterly out of touch with those in voterland [sic].

    Posted by LeftRightOut | February 22, 2012, 19:19
  3. I so so hope he brings down this pathetic vile Government.

    Posted by once true believer | February 22, 2012, 19:20
  4. Hahaha Adrian, you should really go and see I nice Jewish doctor. Your delusions and paranoia has really gone to an unhealthy level. With your millions in the bank you should be able to afford decent treatment.

    Posted by RT | February 22, 2012, 19:27
  5. This is knee-slappingly funny!!
    I am getting a big box of popcorn, putting on the thick nuclear-flash sunnies and sitting back to ENJOY!

    This is gonna be hilarious.

    Posted by Toad of Toad Hall | February 22, 2012, 19:27
  6. Catman becomes Foreign Affairs Minister – JooLiar managed to appoint someone worse than Rudd to this important Ministry – the ALP is stuffed.

    Posted by ROFL | February 22, 2012, 19:28
  7. “Faceless me that have publicly attacked me”. An oxymoron by a delusional self obsessed moron.

    Posted by Right Said Fred | February 22, 2012, 19:31
  8. Looks like its all on track for Bill.

    This was never as much about Rudd or Gillard, as it was about the egomaniacal ambitions of Bill Shorten.

    If Gillard thinks Shorten is, or ever was on her side, she should start to make some enquires about the source od media stories 5that Shorten might be prepared to shift his support to Rudd in exchange for being Treasurer.That was his Plan B.

    The Labor Party, like any major political party is full of people with huge egos – some with ability to match; some not – some with purpose and passion; some not.

    Shorten beleives in nothing but what he sees in the mirror. If Julia Gillard, or anybody for the that matter believes they can run a successful Government with Shorten sitting behind them

    Posted by Shortened Odds | February 22, 2012, 19:32
  9. Adrian Jackson, there is barely one micron of distance between your hate-filled, rascist rantings and those of the jack-booted brown-shirts of the brown shirts in Germany during the 1930’s.

    You are a disgrace to humanity!

    Posted by Shades of the 1930s | February 22, 2012, 19:39
  10. Shades of the 1930’s – I don’t remember the 1930’s as I was not born until 1952.

    I am not a Nazi (National Socialist German Workers Party) after all but Danby fits the description. National = Israel Zionist, Socialist = ALP, German = his relatives were Prussians and Danby name was Danziger, Workers = former Union hack, Party – ALP.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | February 22, 2012, 19:46
  11. Now all the lazy political reporters will have to get of their ass and do some real work instead of hovering around the front doors of parliament like pimps and whores for a Rudd/Gillard comment.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | February 22, 2012, 19:52
  12. Yep, Gillard …great…whose sense of statesmanship and respect for the office of PM is trashed at will for the sake of gimmicky publicity stunts to appease vocal minority lobbys … $30k dinner for gay couples… really? what is that about?

    Posted by Stoked | February 22, 2012, 20:00
  13. Andy you can’t be serious that Rudd will cost his colleagues their seats. The blame for lost seats needs to be laid squarely at the feet of the factional clowns that installed Gillard. Its his her leadership that has resulted in the ALP being in the position they are currently in. If Rudd had resigned at the last election the polls would be exactly the same.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012, 20:08
  14. who are the abc/murdoch press journalists rudd has been leaking to

    Posted by slickwilly | February 22, 2012, 20:09
  15. Send all the Australien socialists to a camp. We did it from 1932-45 successfully for our communist filth

    Posted by Heinz Guderian | February 22, 2012, 20:18
  16. Memo to Bruce Hawker:
    Bruce as a long time media performer there are golden rules when ‘performing’ before the TV cameras-in particular the ABC.
    Rule 1: Never appear on TV in a studio in an open neck business shirt!
    Rule 2: Never appear on TV without grooming your mustachio!
    Rule 3: Always when in public life have your hair and in your case what hair is remaining-cut every fortnight at minimum.
    Rule 4: Never ever appear on TV with the jacket and jeans look accompanied by a business shirt.
    Rule 5: Always when you appear on TV at least show you have used a Gillette 5 blade razor in the morning. Twin blades don’t cut the mustard for a 7.30pm appearance.
    Rule 6: At least present a ‘look’ that does not show you have been on a 36 hour bender!
    Rule 7: Stick your hand into your deep pockets and employ a minder who will remind you of the above 6 rules.
    Your appearance was the worst political performance on TV since ‘Hand Break’ Harry Holgate-former Tasmanian Premier in the early 80’s.
    Woeful, an absolutely woeful performance in stating your support for Rudd.
    Your appearance alone on 7.30 has dissipated any remaining chance that Kevin had of reclaiming the Prime Ministership.
    And only on reflection when you review the tape will you come to the conclusion, ‘why oh why did I agree to do the interview.’
    If I were you right now, I would be texting Rudd and apologising for such an inept interview before he confines you as he has done with his caucus colleagues to the dust bin and never speaks to you again.
    Rudd has form with these ‘performances of support’.

    Posted by The Concierge | February 22, 2012, 20:26
  17. Adrian, you are one massive moron

    Posted by RT | February 22, 2012, 20:33
  18. Indian newspaper readers were treated to an article on the resignation of Minister Rudd just above an article about an Aussie bloke convicted for ‘Mooning the Queen’.

    Both clearly cases of ‘Over Exposure’.

    Posted by whiskers | February 22, 2012, 20:42
  19. Bill Shorten is missing quite a few functioning neurons…

    Posted by Top Spot | February 22, 2012, 20:44
  20. It is a good and natural thing to seek out the ungrateful, the plotters and to see them off.

    A sitting Prime Minister rolled within his first and WINNING term. This is against the traditions of the ALP. Even when Labor Opposition Leaders lost against Menzies and Gorton- the ALP stood firmly with their leaders as part of mateship and loyalty. I mean if the electors wished think of themselves as two bob millionaries from the working or even the lower middle classes and vote Coalition back then, the ALP let them. The ALP rightly knew as did the genuine Labor family voters that such turncoats could then receive the economic kick up the backside after voting that way.

    Australians need to toughen up and brush off the major media and just accept and even support natural political seeking of redress.
    Go Kevin !!! Win the ballot and promote your supporters to the front bench and every single one fo those who voted against you the first time, send them off to the backbench forever.

    Posted by Michael Webb | February 22, 2012, 20:58
  21. Andy is right – Labor’s cause is lost whoever wins.

    Posted by another fine mess | February 22, 2012, 21:13
  22. About time. Rudd has been divisive destabelizing. He should have resigned before the last election.

    He has put his own personal interests ahead of the party and the Caucus. He had the opportunity to put and end to the ongoing dissent and media circus.

    The question is will he now resign from the Parliament and cause a by-election or will be remain quietly on the back bench.

    Gillard has called for a vote of confidence and if she re-stands she will maintain the respect and confidence of the Caucus.

    Rudd has won no support, hearts or minds.

    Posted by Melbcity | February 22, 2012, 21:17
  23. The Treasurer, Wayne Swan, has torn Kevin Rudd in half.

    In a statement released at 8.30pm, Mr Swan says Mr Rudd lacks Labor values, has been undermining the government, treats people like dirt and was behind the leaks that destroyed the party’s 2010 campaign.

    ‘‘For the sake of the labour movement, the Government and the Australians which it represents, we have refrained from criticism to date,’’ he said.
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    ‘‘However for too long, Kevin Rudd has been putting his own self-interest ahead of the interests of the broader labour movement and the country as a whole, and that needs to stop.

    ‘‘The Party has given Kevin Rudd all the opportunities in the world and he wasted them with his dysfunctional decision making and his deeply demeaning attitude towards other people including our caucus colleagues. He sought to tear down the 2010 campaign, deliberately risking an Abbott Prime Ministership, and now he undermines the Government at every turn.’’

    Mr Swan says Mr Rudd was the party’s biggest beneficiary and it now its greatest critic ‘‘but never a loyal or selfless example of its values and objectives’’.

    ‘‘For the interests of the labour movement and of working people, there is too much at stake in our economy and in the political debate for the interests of the labour movement and working people to be damaged by somebody who does not hold any Labor values,’’’ he said.

    Mr Swan said colleagues ‘‘are sick of Kevin Rudd driving the vote down by sabotaging policy announcements and undermining our substantial economic successes’’.

    Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/labor-colleagues-sick-of-rudd-swan-20120222-1to9i.html#ixzz1n6Xnqt2a

    Posted by swan song | February 22, 2012, 21:17
  24. Let’s talk about Kev. (He’s a Christian so he must be nice)

    If it was not for Kev, there would not have been a minority gov. Anyone disagree? His leaking during the campaign lost the ALP how much primary vote? Or put another way- how many ALP candidates were denied being MP’s because of Kev’s self indulgent behaviour? If Kev was not such a stupid dick when he was PM he would still be PM. But Kev is so smart he can’t understand it. And of course it’s everyone’s else’s fault(I am such a nice Christian) Was it 2, 3, 5 or 7 or some other figure. Not having to rely on the Greens and the Independents would have been the result.

    What a grub! Thanks Kevin for at least 2 terms of ridiculous conservative govt. Abbot as PM (One ridiculous God botherer for another) and Joe Hockey as the Treasurer.


    PS Vote Kev for the next Opposition Leader.

    Oh and Kev, there are other people on the planet besides you. What would Jesus think?

    Posted by H the B | February 22, 2012, 21:18
  25. Rudd should do the right thing by Vexnews and resign his seat. So should another member of the Ruddites who is in a marginal seat.

    This will precipitate an election as the government will fall in a no confidence motion in the House of Representatives.

    Posted by Giuseppe De Simone | February 22, 2012, 21:23
  26. The beautiful thing about an election around Easter time is that all the ambition faction people will be able to see just how good their prediction is that Gillard is the best person to lead the ALP to the next election.

    From the viewpoint of the Liberals, that may well be correct. From the viewpoint of the 25 to 30 caucus members likely to lose their seats, not such an accurate appraisal.

    Fortunately, the election will be only for the House of Representatives so there will be a few Senators from the Rudd class of 2007 still around.

    I’m betting Swan loses his seat.

    Posted by Giuseppe De Simone | February 22, 2012, 21:27
  27. If the currentSydney Morning Herald online poll is any indication and I believe it is, 81% of over 20,000 online voters have voted YES to Kevin Rudd having “done the right thing”.

    I agree. It is time for Kevin to challenge and hopefully win on order to position Labor to retain more seats than to stick with the current PM whose team would lose more I feel.

    Posted by Michael Webb | February 22, 2012, 21:28
  28. Rudd has much better polling numbers than Gillard. If Gillard remains PM, likely Abbott will be the next PM. I think Rudd has a better shot than Gillard at keeping Abbott at bay.

    Rudd could be the devil himself, but Abbott is a lot lot worse.

    Posted by Zack | February 22, 2012, 21:33
  29. I think that the factional maggots in the ALP never like it when PM Rudd said he would select his cabinet and not the factions. They kept their powder dry and waited for the governments support to drop a bit in the opinion polls before they struck.

    Now the government is in the same situation but the factions are stuck with their choice so what next. They can have a leadership ballot on Monday and if Gillard is confirmed leader this will not change the opinion polls.

    Another possible factor is that many reserved voters think a woman’s place is in the home and not the lodge. Look what happened to Michele Bachmann in the USA.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | February 22, 2012, 21:34
  30. If I was Gillard I would dispatch Defence Minister Smith to North Africa and Europe to act as Foreign Minister at the conferences Rudd has said the Secretary of DFAT will attend on Rudd’s behalf. But she wont do that I bet because she is just a left wing hick lawyer just like Mike Kelly.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | February 22, 2012, 21:40
  31. Why is everyone always questioning my integrity?

    Posted by KOD | February 22, 2012, 21:54
  32. Alex White jokes and Stephen Jolly crushes aside, it’s even rarer that socialists can agree wholeheartedly with VEX News.

    In the next period Rudd will make Latham look measured, composed and sane.

    Posted by Reds are better in bed | February 22, 2012, 22:00
  33. Agree with the Concierge with one cavet:
    It’s time Bruce!
    Time to upskill and brush up on your skill base.
    Time to head to University and enroll in a post graduate course in Public Relations.
    Uni starts next week and it’s never too late to enroll.
    When you complete the course, you’ll realise why you made a git of yourself tonight.

    Posted by The Oracle | February 22, 2012, 22:00
  34. Melbcity:
    Have you not yet learnt to use ‘spell check.’ Your comments are spolit by appalling spelling that I suspect are related to your failing elementary school.

    Posted by Melbcity overload | February 22, 2012, 22:07
  35. spoilt or spolit ? Not that I am the greatest speller even with spell check

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | February 22, 2012, 22:25
  36. Melbcity: re your comments
    and or an?
    re-stands or nominate?
    be or he?
    after divisive substitute in the word, ‘and’.
    Questionable use of the word ‘maintain’, substitute with ‘gain’. More appropiate given the circumstances the PM finds herself in!

    Posted by Melbcity overload | February 22, 2012, 22:35
  37. Nothing has really changed – KRUDD is still calling the shots and running the soap opera. Gillard is scared, can’t make a decision and is not looking like a Prime Minister at all.

    Posted by Everyone Loves Kevin | February 22, 2012, 22:38
  38. In the concluding chapter of The Black Book of Communism Stéphane Courtois asks, “Why did modern Communism, when it appeared in 1917, almost immediately turn into a system of bloody dictatorship and into a criminal regime?” Going through the details of Lenin’s career, Courtois fails to notice the obvious.
    Sounds a lot like the ALP, doesn’t it?

    Posted by Rod Stuart | February 22, 2012, 22:51
  39. I suppose that ignorant dumbass Wayne Swine will be praying that Rudd misses the boat, after his statement tonight. Swine will be on the spit for sure, where he belongs!

    Posted by Rod Stuart | February 22, 2012, 22:56
  40. One thing that got me thinking about the Krudd resignation speech.
    He thanked everyone in the world except his now unemployed staff who have toiled and put up with the prima donna since the election and working ludicrous hours from 4.00am until stumps at 11.30pm 7 days a week.
    May you have a decent nights sleep. My thoughts are with you.

    Posted by It's All About Kevin | February 22, 2012, 22:57
  41. Hope Bill likes being opposition leader, he will never be PM

    Posted by Just sayin | February 22, 2012, 23:03
  42. No matter what you think of Rudd, this was clever politics.
    A lot of threatened back-benchers are going to look long and hard at the next lot of polls and realise he is right in one thing.
    No other Laborite has a chance in hell of helping them keep their lucrative careers going.
    Even when they don’t win the next election they will lose fewer seats under Rudd.

    Posted by kevin | February 22, 2012, 23:06
  43. Little Billy will quickly need to keep his pants up around ‘ladies’.

    Posted by anon | February 22, 2012, 23:11
  44. Now wait for the mother of all character assassination campaigns.

    We had a taste of it with the leak of the video last week. Then the next instalment from Wayne Swan tonight.

    Interestingly Shorten will make the bullets but get others to fire them.

    Posted by Shortened Odds | February 22, 2012, 23:12
  45. Gillard is PM she is the one driving the vote down…

    Posted by Ricardo da Force | February 22, 2012, 23:19
  46. Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye
    Cheerio, here I go, on my way
    Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye
    Not a tear, but a cheer, make it gay
    Give me a smile I can keep all the while
    In my heart while I’m away
    Till we meet once again, you and I
    Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye
    Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye
    Cheerio, here I go on my way
    Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye
    Not a tear, but a cheer, make it gay
    Give me a smile I can keep all the while
    In my heart while I’m away
    Till we meet once again, you and I
    Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye…
    Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye

    Posted by Julia | February 22, 2012, 23:40
  47. Posted by Tune Rooned | February 22, 2012, 23:45
  48. Please get Timbo & Shazza out of The Lodge? Both are far more suited to lining in a AV Jennings brick veneer at Pt Cook with the fellow bogans there.

    Posted by anon | February 22, 2012, 23:46
  49. I am no Rudd fan, and certainly not a Gillard fan but let’s get the history right. This all started with the ‘leaks’ to the media by the faceless men that Rudd had sent a junior staffer to high level defence briefings and so the white anting began. Rudd retaliated and understandably so. The leaks and counter leaks against Rudd continued until it reached its conclusion with his brutal execution. This execution left the most bitter of tastes in the mouths of voters. While it is doubtless the fact that Rudd is a dictatorial unlikable character, Gillard is just as unlikable and she has the worst of political judgement. The worst aspect of all of this circus is that the ALP and all of these craven, self serving politicians have squandered the victory of the union movement that delivered them office in 2007, they have not one Labor principal between them, they are just snouts in the trough. The whole spectacle is a tragedy for workers and not one of them in their wildest fantasies could possibly imagine that they can win with anyone at the helm. The damage is done, and it is workers as usual who will pay.

    Posted by Revisionists | February 22, 2012, 23:47
  50. Gillard has the support of the ALP caucus. This is not a faceless men coup. Rudd lost a vote of confidence.

    I full support Gillard and think that Rudd has been undermining stability and as such effectiveness of the government,. We are a Parliamentary democracy. we are not a Presidential autocracy. Gillard is the best person to lead the party. Her achievements under the circumstances are impressive.

    The faceless men such as Bruce Hawkins who is not a member of caucus, he is a lobbyist who is losing support and wants back in the game. He certainly does not speak for the ALP

    Rudd had every opportunity to put this issue to rest and instead he allowed his personal ambition to override the interests of the Party, the Parliament and the Government. There is no way Rudd can or should be reinstated. He should have decided his position before the last election.

    Posted by Melbcity | February 23, 2012, 0:00
  51. Keven should seek to stand for the State Labor Party then he can be a bigger fish in a small pond. I do not think he has contributed to ALP policy development. Even his stint of foreign minister was divisive.

    Smith will make a better Foreign Minister.

    Rudd have every opportunity given to him to be a team member and he took a different tact. I would not vote for him and I have been a member of the ALP all my adult life.

    Full support and agreement to the comments made by senior ministers today. This demonstrates the extent of contempt that still bounds for Rudd. His efforts have not one him any friends only the support of the disillusioned and ineffective likes of Cheeseman. Cheeseman is a fifth rate marginal MP, he is no leading light. He needs to engage his electorate and not undermine the ALP leadership.

    Posted by Melbcity | February 23, 2012, 0:19
  52. @ Melbcity you have confimerd my suspicions by those last two comments you are on definitely on drugs and I suspect you are drunk at the moment. Who the hell is Bruce Hawkins? ‘Keven’ should stand for state parliament what the fuck?

    Posted by Ricardo da Force | February 23, 2012, 0:33
  53. The farce that has happened at the Niddrie pre-selection is a sure sign of the slow dead of the ALP.The shortcons joining SL on a secret deal is just enougher Nail in the Coffin. Mybe Kevin can wake up the ALP and show them the light at the end of the Tunnel?

    Posted by Taliban fan | February 23, 2012, 1:11
  54. Julia is done. Kevin is done. But who will be the next successor? After the last couple of days, can’t be Crean who broke cabinet solidarity when he criticised Rudd , a cabinet colleague.Swan has now also dne his dash.Smith may well be the Bradbury of the Federal Labor Party.

    Posted by Anon | February 23, 2012, 1:32
  55. (Left Faction supports Right challenger) + (Right faction supports Left Prime Minister) = Fucked ALP for years to come

    Posted by The Biscuit Baron | February 23, 2012, 2:41
  56. This massive public brawl has not raised one single policy issue. The only thing on display is ego on all sides.
    Meanwhile the jobs of labor voters in education, retail, manufacturing and tourism are under threat from a high Aussie dollar. If labor cannot address the leadership then how can they address the economy.

    Posted by Labor values | February 23, 2012, 5:30
  57. Ricardo: Bruce Hawkins. Is he the uncle of Tom Hawkins from the Geelong footy club?

    Posted by Melbcity overload | February 23, 2012, 6:40
  58. Maybe Adrian should run federally. Might improve on the 400 votes he got at the state election

    Posted by RT | February 23, 2012, 7:54
  59. Isn’t it time someone revealed the names of the 4 senior gallery journos who were briefed by Rudd and are now hiding behind anonymity?

    How about VexNews in the public interest, Andrew?

    Posted by Lucy Diamond | February 23, 2012, 7:59
  60. I am an antisemitic turd. I am a low life who had no tact, and scoop to low levels to denagrade a race for no apparent reason. I am a disgrace.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | February 23, 2012, 8:23
  61. Better start writing my victory speech

    Posted by Tony Abbott | February 23, 2012, 8:32
  62. ***At last Michael Danby can make his move to become Foreign Minister***

    Adrian, it’s getting tired. How about a fresh target, for your stalking obsession? Jodie Foster’s available.

    Posted by Byron in Wahroonga | February 23, 2012, 9:36
  63. The ALP is rooted, rotten core, poor politics, shit policy, no vision, no memebers, no values, no hope…lets have an election

    Posted by bev | February 23, 2012, 9:38
  64. Ohhh Rudd…walk away with dignity. Your actions are embaressing to yuorself and the Party.

    Posted by Petty Petty | February 23, 2012, 10:08
  65. If Gillard had been competent Rudd would have faded away long ago

    Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2012, 10:10
  66. Adrian Jackson (23 Feb 12, 08.23hrs) is an imposter. The real Adrian Jackson (me) is a great political thinker and all round thoughtful bloke.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | February 23, 2012, 11:09
  67. Byron of Wahroonga – Michael Danby is my local ALP Federal MHR so he is an obvious looser to criticize as is the hopeless Senator Helen Kroger from the Liberals.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | February 23, 2012, 11:12
  68. Adrian, we are not as dumb as you – we sorta figured out that the guy who posted at 8.23am was taking the piss out of you, you don’t have to point it out to us

    Posted by RT | February 23, 2012, 12:52
  69. ***Michael Danby is my local ALP Federal MHR so he is an obvious looser to criticize***

    Adrian, let’s keep things in perspective. Danby is a well respected MP who defends Israel’s right to exist. You are a lonely embittered loser with a swastika screensaver. Drop the antisemitism and patriots everywhere will welcome you into the bosom of freedom.

    Posted by Byron in Wahroonga | February 23, 2012, 12:52
  70. ***but Rudd’s actions have been so indulgent, so destructive, so fundamentally petty and pointless***

    But they always have been. What he’s done to Gillard is exactly what he did to Goss. And yet he keeps getting ALP gigs. Rudd reminds me of the Sydney broadcaster and Fairfax columnist Mike Carlton. Readers and listeners detest him, and ratings have gone through the floor wherever he’s been given a show – including a disastrous stint in the UK. Yet he keeps being broadcast and published.

    Posted by Byron in Wahroonga | February 23, 2012, 12:57
  71. Rudd = Carlton


    Posted by Giuseppe De Simone | February 23, 2012, 12:59
  72. ***A sitting Prime Minister rolled within his first and WINNING term. This is against the traditions of the ALP***

    Sheesh. The rewriting of history is already underway. I invite you Rudd apologists to enter the wayback machine and check the diva’s poll figures in WA, just before he was dumped.



    At what point do ‘ALP traditions’ give way to plain commonsense? Maybe never, these days.

    Posted by Byron in Wahroonga | February 23, 2012, 13:02
  73. Danby is dirty zionist and should represent Israel for he has done f all ever for Australia.

    Posted by anon | February 23, 2012, 13:17
  74. Get rid of Gillard, shes about as attractive to the public as a turd clogged toilet at house party where the flush handle has been broken off.*

    *yet perplexedly this not the case with with her Praetorian guard loyalists in the Labor Caucus, who keep trying to lecture voters on how she’s not a sweet corn encrusted piece of scat, and will contintue to do so until shes flushed at the next election, of course when that happens they will blame Rudd, not the Bob Brown red headed gimp from Altona.

    Posted by Biggus Diggus | February 23, 2012, 13:37
  75. I am a well respected strategist.

    Posted by Shambles | February 23, 2012, 14:32
  76. Hmmm Maybe ill take this strategy Troy

    Posted by Mean Dean | February 23, 2012, 14:35
  77. I am the AntiSemite Adrian Jackson. Im off to coffee at Max Brenner. I will then look at my favorite website http://www.adl.org/ . Baruch Hashem. Have a Good Shabbas.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | February 23, 2012, 15:30
  78. Adrian Jackson (23 Feb 12, 15.30hrs) is an impostor. The real Adrian Jackson (me) does not drink Turkish coffee.

    Coffee was cultivated by the Turks and the Europeans and others like the West Asian Zionist Max Bremmer copied the recipe. We have so much to thank the Turks, Arabs and Persian for like science, maths astronomy and inventing the number zero.

    All the Israelite invented was fairy tales in the old testament bible like God (who does not exist) created the Earth and the life on it in 7 days; what crap.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | February 23, 2012, 15:58
  79. hahaha you’re funny Adrian. Is the reason you quit the ADF that you never won a cock-off?

    Posted by RT | February 23, 2012, 16:10
  80. Lets not forget that old hairy bloke Moses waved his stick at the Red Sea and it parted. Yeah really!

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | February 23, 2012, 16:21
  81. to reference Eminem …

    Will the real Adrian Jackson please stand up?
    I repeat, will the real Adrian Jackson please stand up?

    Posted by hawkeye | February 23, 2012, 16:32
  82. adrian jackson is still alive? wai?

    Posted by evil bastard | February 23, 2012, 17:18
  83. When I was in charge of the filing cabinets at the Home Office, i parted many things, mostly my cheeks, but I also once ran for the Libs and got 562 votes.

    Posted by Private Jackson | February 23, 2012, 17:23


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