Well Yale you paint a very interesting scenario here and I don’t think it is at all far fetched that things could pan out the way that you suggest except that I, like your own good self, tend to think that Rudd challenging will come to nowt . Rudd reminds me very much of King Lear who having utterly stuffed up in the way that he governed is now raging against the storm of public disapproval. And like the play we know that this government will not end well.
Cheers Comrade Yale
PRIOR TO the dismissal of the Whitlam government in 1975, even Labor MPs joked about Governor-General Sir John Kerr “doing a Philip Game;” in view of a possible result of the latest ALP leadership stoush, we consider whether G-G Quentin Bryce, in the proper performance of her duty, might “do a Kerr.”
It’s funny how things run in threes.
Game, of course, was the Labor-appointed Governor of New South Wales who dismissed the state Labor government of Jack Lang in 1932; Sir John — another ALP-appointed viceroy, becoming Governor-General in 1974 — resolved the constitutional crisis caused by a deadlock between the Houses of federal Parliament by dismissing Whitlam’s government.
Now, 38 years later — and depending on the outcome of leadership ructions again swirling around the Labor Party — current Governor-General Quentin Bryce may very well do something similar.
And this suggestion isn’t as far-fetched as it might seem…
View original post 1,222 more words