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Ghosts of events as yet unseen


-Rudd  was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Gillard signed it. And Gillard’s name was good upon ‘Change, for anything she chose to put her hand to.

   Old Rudd was as dead as a door-nail.

   Mind! I don’t mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country’s done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Rudd was as dead as a door-nail.

   Gillard knew he was dead? Of course she did. How could it be otherwise? Gillard and he were partners for I don’t know how many years. Gillard was his sole executor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend, and sole mourner. And even Gillard was not so dreadfully cut up by the sad event, but that he was an excellent man of business on the very day of the funeral, and solemnised it with an undoubted bargain.

Of course unlike the classic I allude to above there will be no three shades that come to change Gillard from the unelectable political pariah  to something admirable as Dickens did with the uplifting conclusion to his Christmas Carrol. Further Rudd, like Marley. caries far too bigger a chain forged by the follies of his tenure to once again walk among the politically electable. So this is as they say the final week during which Rudd can make a run to burst through the barrier between the political after life and the corporeal plane of the leadership. I think that he actually finds the political after life quite comfortable to be frank     and as there seems to be NOTHING that will turn things around for Labor maybe there is some wisdom in him doing just that. If for no other reason than to make Gillard take electoral responsibility for the savage defeat that she as so doggedly worked towards over the last three years.

There will be no richly roasted goose for the Labor party on September 14 only the supper of bitter regrets and recriminations…

We should never forget that the cooks responsible for this unpalatable meal are these two:


Cheers Comrades




  1. deknarf says:

    Rudd wins — we all lose! To Phoney Tony Abbot & the NO Coalition!

  2. Iain Hall says:

    Np Deknaf the winner will be Australia when Labor is quite rightfully banished to the wilderness for a decade at least and all of the Labor party will have to do the reinvention that has been needed since the fall of Keeting.

  3. Ray Dixon says:

    So when will the Liberals reinvent themselves from the Howard years?

  4. Iain Hall says:

    although there certainly were things from the Howard years that are to put it mildly were overreach the Howard government was largely competent and worthy of respect. Sadly it is the opposite of Labor under Brother Number One and the Red Queen only a few things that they have done are worthy of continuance

  5. deknarf says:

    September 14 will tell whether it’s dank and dingy day under the NO Coalition, or a bright and sunny future under Labor! 😉

  6. Tony says:

    And the negative labor campaign begins ?
    Reminds me of when there was the successful campaign, regarding the introduction of the GST.
    Worked then, but something tells me Decknarf, that with a defecit of argumentally, over $200 billion, that isn’t going to work this time around ?
    Good luck with it though. Could make the fight perhaps a little more interesting, although with a voting public a lot more politically aware than in those days, somehow, I doubt it.

  7. Richard Ryan says:

    Australia’s September 11——September 14, if you vote Liberal.

  8. Richard Ryan says:

    The Howard years two wars, based on lies. Howard the war criminal. Suck it up GD.

  9. Iain Hall says:

    You must have a lovely view of the pyramids from where you are bathing 😉

  10. Iain Hall says:

    As i have pointed out to you before no one (except far left nutters) cares about the war in Iraq and most of us think the invasion of Afghanistan was entirely justified by the provocation of 9/11
    That said though its not that part pf the Howard years that I allude to its ALL about good governance and sound administration , which has NEVER been evident under either Rudd or Gillard

  11. deknarf says:

    No! That’s the view from cloud cuckoo land! I’m currently grounded in the harsh reality world which suggests that we are heading for dank & dingy days. However there is a small touch of optimism there which says that as bad as it appears, appearances aren’t everything! 😉

  12. Tony says:

    We should care about Pakistan more than Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Pakistan is where all the jihad nutters are hiding out.
    They won’t invade them though, they got nukes ?

    Gillard will have to stand on her record, and in all departments, that has been an absolute failure.
    Time she just fessed up, and withdrew, rather than losing all her self dignity at the polling booth.

  13. Richard Ryan says:

    Maybe Gillard should copy Andrew Bolts dress sense, a flack-jacket in safety of the green Zone in Iraq, to garnish some votes from Liberal war-mongers.

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