Kevin Rudd twice as much coverage as last week, John Brumby up to second, it seems that racking off somewhere to save the world/the university sector is the way to get plenty of coverage these days.

The official political departure and enjunketing of Grp Cpt Dr Brendan Nelson, EU, NATO and bar old boy, copped a nasty bit of earring damage in that dashedly tricky Baghdad business, but I managed to pull through … saw him up to fourth. Will Brendan be a tad too emotional for the Eurocrats? We shall see.

Andrew Robb also departs the main stage for a while and I’m sure all of us who have dealt with the anvil on the shoulders of clinical depression at some stage wish him all the best.

Kevin bloody Rudd got ‘em all going on talkback this week, how could the PM swearing to defend his cuts to MPs perks possibly have got out? What do you mean intentional leak? Never.

Rank

Politician

Talkback

1

Kevin Rudd

494

2

Malcolm Turnbull

65

3

Anna Bligh

63

4

Julia Gillard

31

5

Joe Hockey

23

Several years late he’s finally been given the gong.

Press

Radio

TV

Internet

Total

INDEX

Gary Ablett Jr

490

761

452

172

5,793

469

There’s more on the Media Monitors website.