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Hot in the kitchen for Rudd

HE started the day with the sombre announcement that the campaign had been suspended so he could focus on urgent talks about the Syria crisis. What the Prime Minister didn't say was that he had his taxpayer funded VIP jet waiting so he could fly home to Brisbane for the afternoon to appear on a cooking show, Kitchen Cabinet, billed as an opportunity to watch politicians cook dinner in exchange for "a bring-a-plate dessert and a cheeky glass of wine''. ALP faces a rout as the west deserts Kevin Rudd In a bungle reminiscent of his infamous Dawn Service scandal on the Sunrise Show, Mr Rudd made no reference to his afternoon-long commitment with the ABC when he announced he would not be campaigning all day. The episodes, featuring Mr Rudd and Liberal leader Tony Abbott will air in the final week of the campaign. Click for source

HE started the day with the sombre announcement that the campaign had been suspended so he could focus on urgent talks about the Syria crisis.
What the Prime Minister didn’t say was that he had his taxpayer funded VIP jet waiting so he could fly home to Brisbane for the afternoon to appear on a cooking show, Kitchen Cabinet, billed as an opportunity to watch politicians cook dinner in exchange for “a bring-a-plate dessert and a cheeky glass of wine”.

In a bungle reminiscent of his infamous Dawn Service scandal on the Sunrise Show, Mr Rudd made no reference to his afternoon-long commitment with the ABC when he announced he would not be campaigning all day.
The episodes, featuring Mr Rudd and Liberal leader Tony Abbott will air in the final week of the campaign.
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As the chief cook and bottle washer here it pleases me no end to discover that our pollies  can and do do their bit in their family kitchens,  however the  story about our New Again Dear Leader first “suspending” his campaigning due to the matters in Syria and then going  off and spending time in Brisbane filming an episode of the Kitchen Cabinet  with the lovely Annabel Crabb has me quietly giggling here.

In the first instance I find it rather a stretch to suggest that we have a horse in that quite despicable race in Syria. Assad is clearly a despicable despot but the Islamists on the other side are hardly any better so to be frank I think that rather than picking sides between two loathsome choices both the USA in particular and the west in general should just take a step back and let then kill each other until there are none of them left. Does that sound harsh and uncaring?  Well I for one don’t think that in intervention of secular (or Christian)  nations is going to solve or heal the endless feud between Sunni and Shia Islam and one thing that you can be sure of is that no matter who we choose (even the lesser of the evils if we can work who that is ) win or lose both sides will still hate us, better to let them kill each other and allow God to judge them in the next life. Anyway it is that cesspit of certain intervention disaster that our New Again Dear Leader wishes to involve himself and the nation. Even though he can’t solve the vexed issue of irregular boat arrivals he thinks that he might be able to solve the Syrian Civil war?  Nah that is just bonkers its obvious to this sauce bottle shaker that our New Again Dear Leader just wanted a break from the endless failure of his campaigning. Who could blame him as he faces the clear reality that when he goes to press the flesh he is being heckled and jeered at by an electorate that has utterly lost faith in Labor? So by citing Syria our New Again Dear Leader has been able to avoid the voters for a day or so without appearing to be craven. It is however an excuse that will not last forever and at least it looks like our humiliation adverse New Again Dear Leader may be spared the ignoble fate of outliving his government as another survey finds him trailing in Griffith. Which makes me wonder if the electors in the Rudd Family might  just be doing the right thing by their patriarch and voting for Bill Glasson to ensure a quick and smooth departure from politics for their New Again Dear Leader…

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7 Comments

  1. James says:

    So who are talking porkies here, Labor’s PR machine or Labor’s ABC?

    ABC TV host and Fairfax Media columnist Annabel Crabb confirmed that Mr Rudd did film a pre-arranged episode of her show Kitchen Cabinet, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm on Saturday.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2013/kevin-rudd-denies-delaying-syria-briefing-for-annabel-crabb-show-20130824-2sj2y.html#ixzz2cvXbiIpo

  2. Ray Dixon says:

    Iain, I agree with you there’s not much we can (or should) do about idiot nations like Syria that go to war with themselves and blow up their own country and people (including gassing children). They will never learn to behave themselves until they realise the rest of the world has cut them off – ie has boycotted them, banned all visits to & from and won’t give them any outside assistance whatsoever.

    On the other hand, Rudd had no choice but to be briefed on the situation because Australia now sits on the UN Security Council and is required to keep itself abreast of developments. There’s no doubt that the latest developments required a full update.

    As for Rudd also filming the Crabb segment on the same day, well that was already scheduled, just like Abbott has scheduled one in his busy campaign.

    In short, Iain, this story is a big SO WHAT? and you are beating it up and sucking up to the News Ltd bias at the same time.

  3. Ray Dixon says:

    So who are talking porkies here, Labor’s PR machine or Labor’s ABC?

    No one. Unlike Tony Abbott (it seems), Kevin Rudd is capable of walking and chewing gum at the same time.

  4. James says:

    Sorry Folks we’ve “Gotta Zip at your expense to further our cause with a TV cooking show in Brisbane”.

    According to the News Corp report, he took “a taxpayer funded VIP jet to fly home to Brisbane” to appear on the program.

    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/natio…0#ixzz2cvnQ7h3E

  5. Ray Dixon says:

    Your link doesn’t work. Nor does this beat up of a story. The PM uses a taxpayer funded jet to fly around the country? So ….. what do you suggest he uses?

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  7. Richard Ryan says:

    Keating accused Liberals of being “mean little people”—————————-so true, I second that.

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