That Kevin Rudd was a little less than truthful about his email exchanges with Brian Burke is not really the issue.

The issue is that the man who would be Prime Minister was so desperate in his pursuit of personal power that he was prepared to enlist the support of a discredited, convicted felon and whatever numbers he might bring, to the Rudd cause.

That tells us something more disturbing about the character of our man in the the Lodge than any amount of vague recollection over the content of emails.

Peter Fray

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