Senator Eric Abetz has weighed in on former prime minister Kevin Rudd’s bid for United Nations secretary general this morning, to make sure we were doubly sure of his opinion (it’s no surprise). The statement begins:

“According to his former colleagues, Mr Rudd is a narcissist, a micro-manager, an impulsive control freak and a psychopath — just to name a few. Any cursory glance at Mr Rudd’s temperament and capacity would show that Mr Rudd is poorly qualified for this role and if Australia were to seek to inflict Kevin Rudd onto the United Nations, it would be a mistake.”

Which seems a tad unfair to Ms Tips — surely jingoism must win out. Just like Our Cate, Our Nicole and even Our Warnie, Rudd is Our Psychopath and must be treated with respect accordingly.

Peter Fray

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