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Gillard should use Wikileaks as an excuse to fire Rudd #auspol

December 6, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

“It is with a heavy heart that, earlier today, I called Kevin Rudd and asked him to step aside as Australia’s Foreign Minister.  To his great credit, Kevin understood how revelations of his confidential discussions with Hillary Clinton on the subject of China and its leadership make his position as Australia’s chief diplomat untenable. Kevin was gracious in conceding that this leak, while disgraceful in itself, constitutes a grave threat to the bilateral relationship with China, our preeminent trading partner.  Kevin agreed with my assessment that, in the long term interests of the nation and with due deference to the central importance of Australia’s relationship with China, he stand aside as Foreign Minister, effective immediately.  Kevin has indicated that he will return to the backbench rather than accept another portfolio, and I understand this decision.  We will miss his contribution blah blah blah.”

These are words we are certain not to hear today from Australian PM, Julia Gillard.  But oh that we would!

The embarrassing leaked cable exposing the showing-off by Australian Foreign Minister and intolerable know-all Kevin Rudd is not enough to get him fired, alas.  But the act of being Kevin Rudd is objectionable enough to warrant termination without notice, if you ask me.

Rudd as Foreign Minsiter is a drain on Gillard’s leadership.  Since his return to the front-bench, his presence deprives the PM of the clear air she needs to build a decent rapport with the voters.  He pongs the joint up.

By using the Wikileaks story to sack him, Gillard would remove his sickening stain and signal to the Australian people that she is tough and decisive.  It would also exhibit a degree of confidence and authority on the foreign policy front that has been missing to date.

 

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  1. Francisco Hernandez
    December 7, 2010 at 17:08

    Why do you hate Kevin Rudd so much??

  2. QP
    December 14, 2010 at 15:58

    PQ, I see from your post what your issue is. It appears your brain is fitted with an automatic gearbox which you may be unfamiliar with. You need only use the shift lever to engage “D” for “Drive”, and it may move forward again, depending on whether it ever did previously.

    Gillard is Australia’s “poodle” to the USA. With Tony Blair gone, the USA went searching for a new pooch, and Gillard more than willing. Normally those in heat will put out a scent, and indeed there is quite a pong about her recent statements – indications of subservience to the most repressive and antidemocratic instincts of the USA are horrific but yet eye-catching. It is normal to look away when your pooch is mounted by another, but at the same time one can’t help but take a peek – have a read for yourself.

    Rudd is resented by the Americans only because he has a separate mind – i.e. he was working for Australians, not the USA. Do a bit of research – the cables were written by American diplomats. Don’t you imagine that they would prefer everything was done their way?

    It appears that the premise of your suggestion is nonetheless coming true – with the small proviso that it seems that Australians – the larger body who have their brains engaged in “Drive” – are moving to fire Gillard, not Rudd. In that I wish them all success. It would re-introduce the notion that a government is meant to work for its people, not some foreign country and its secret power-brokers.

    • PQ
      December 14, 2010 at 16:01

      Nobody is forcing you to read my blog. If you think I’m an idiot, don’t read my idiotic ramblings. It’s that simple.

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