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Nov 10, 2010

Another vintage ‘let’s get Rudd’ story

Rudd's not a gatecrasher, a DFAT source says. His enemies, and there are many, should get over him and let him get on with his job and his life.

Barry Everingham

Republican and royal watcher

The Kevin Rudd story takes incredible twists and turns and it has ever been thus since he hit the Department of Foreign Affairs Trade (DFAT) like a tornado as a cadet in 1980 and quickly came to the attention of his peers and senior staffers for his intelligence and work ethic, both of which were described as being “enormous”.

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  1. CML

    About time someone wrote and article like this, Barry. I am fed up with the constant stream of journalists attacking Kevin Rudd, and speechless when I see quotes in this forum coming from the plethora of recently written books – all guaranteed to tell us “the truth” about the man.
    It seems to me that most of the authors have an axe to grind in one way or another – the latest being Barry Cassidy, who never had a good word to say about Rudd, mainly because he was denied an appearance on his program, The Insiders, by the former PM. No doubt with good reason!
    It is ironic that the only recent author who got it right was John Howard, who was reported as having written that the removal of Kevin Rudd was a huge tactical blunder by the ALP, because Rudd would easily have won the recent federal election. Don’t have much time for Howard, but I do acknowledge his political skills and judgement. In this prediction, I think he was right.

  2. Meski

    Rudd wants to be seen with Hilary? Who does he think he is? Minister for Foreign Affairs or something? :^)

  3. Davo

    Exactly CML: Rudd wasn’t the greatest prime minister, but he was better than all the rest, and pretty useful, and may well have grown into ‘great’…

    Idiots such as Bitar, Shorten, et al did nothing but wreck the party. They should be purged. Gillard is a fool for giving them ministerial positions.

  4. Annie

    Agree with the sentiments of CML and Davo. Talking to friends and family they feel the same. Could the problem be that some people dont like people who are intelligent. I rarely had any problem with understanding what Kevin Rudd had to say. Coming to the conclusion Rudd was used by the labor party to get into power.
    The current government lacks something without Rudd in charge.

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