Where do you go next if you’re an eloquent, bookish, American
history-loving, smooth-as-silk political operator who can write and
talk with aplomb? Here are some of today’s tips and rumours:

Become a writer: Carr says he may try to finish his incomplete
novel and would consider writing for newspapers – though he would
never submit to the “tyranny of the weekly column.” He also expressed
interest in a role in business. –– Sydney Morning Herald

Run Westfield in America:
My “source close to Bob Carr” tells me that he will be taking up a role
in the US within 12 months. The role? Heading up the Westfields
operation for the Lowy boys. And, just so you know, no my source is not
Triple M (it was me that mentioned this on the radio this morning). My
source is Carr’s nephew, an ol’ uni mate of mine now living in
California. – Crikey reader

An ecology or UN job in London: When
Bob Carr was in London recently he went for a job interview and will be
announcing his appointment in about three months time. It’s rumoured to
be an international job to do with ecology. – Crikey reader

CEO of Fairfax:
An hour after Carr’s resignation Fairfax deputy chairman Ron Walker
lunched with Fairfax CEO Fred Hilmer at Sydney’s Machiavelli restaurant
– cooking up a successor? – The Australian’s Strewth column

Peter Fray

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