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Call and Response

Kevin Rudd (labor@australianlaborparty.emailnb.com)
5:44 AM
To: Iain Hall


I just finished officially launching Labor’s election campaign in Brisbane. You might have watched on TV or followed along online. I hope you are proud of our strong campaign so far and ready for the days to come.

You supported our campaign, and I thank you for that. But this campaign is far from over, and I need to ask for something specific now.

Can you donate one more time?

This election is there to be won if we work hard until the end.

There are two election campaigns happening. One is being reported by the pundits and on the frontpage of the tabloids. That the campaign is already over, and Tony Abbott is already as good as in The Lodge. But there’s another campaign – the real campaign, where we have had thousands of donations, just like the one you gave, and where thousands of volunteers are making calls and knocking on doors. If we keep focussed on fighting that campaign, there’ll be an upset on Saturday.

As voters think about the brutal cuts to the bone that Tony Abbott has planned, they are thinking again about their vote. We’re seeing it across the country. We have a strong argument for the closing week: Labor builds up education, health, our nation’s infrastructure; the Liberals cut, they tear down. It’s a good message because it is true.

In my launch speech, I talked about the work we all need to do this week That work will cost money. It will be strongest if we can club together. Please make a donation of $5, or whatever you can afford.

I am proud of the campaign we are running this country together, and I am grateful for your work.



to which I Replied

  • RE: What we’re focussed on:‏

Iain Hall
7:04 AM
To: Kevin Rudd

Dear Kevin
Thank you for your email however I feel that in the light of the record of  the Labor Government over the last six years that either donating to the party would be a foolish thing to do. you see I have been profoundly disappointed by both you personally and the whole ideology of the party in general.

Worse yet  you seem to be following precisely the same path as the one trod by Anna Bligh in the last days of her government and frankly if you want  to do a truly good service to the Australian Labor Party  you will try to conduct your self with good grace as you make your way towards the defeat that you have so richly earned,
Maybe the ALP will be fit to govern again in the future but I fear that iot may well be something that I will only see in my dotage.

Iain Hall


  1. Ray Dixon says:

    we have had thousands of donations, just like the one you gave

    Oh well, at least you donated to the ALP the first time, Iain. It’s good to know you tried.

  2. James says:

    Here’s a question for Kevin, we know why your first best friend Julia wasn’t able to attend todays grand campaign LURCH, but where was Paul Howes, in fact Kevin, Paul have a comment on everything Howes seems to have been missing in action since you recrowned yourself King of Australia.

    Very out of character for Howes, or is he confined to his kennel.

  3. Iain Hall says:

    Kevin is mistaken Ray, because I have not donated any money to the cause at all.

  4. GD says:

    Great reply Iain! I hope at least one staffer gets to read it. 🙂

    In Kevvie’s email, I mean Bruce Hawker’s email I like the bit about there being two campaigns. Yeah right, the one based on reality and the one Labor believe is happening.

  5. GD says:

    Geez, you’d have to be a mug to donate any money to Labor this week.

  6. Ray Dixon says:

    So the DT front pages are “based on reality”, GD? I see.

  7. Ray Dixon says:

    Btw, GD, you haven’t answered my question about whether or not you’ll be voting for your boy, the wonderkid Jayme Diaz. It says a lot about the coalition when they put up dolts like Diaz. A bloke called Ray King comes to mind too – ex-copper who wants to implant tracking devices in people, by shooting them in by rifle. Says he heard about the process from a Dutch company. Only problem is, the company turned out to be non-existent and the idea actually came from a Dutch sci-fi film. The coalition of geniuses like Diaz and King look like being the next government – and you think Labor was bad?

  8. Iain Hall says:

    With the sort of majority that the coalition will have they can afford a few , shall we say “colourful” characters, on the other hand what is Labor likely to have left? Just the union hack/time-servers (or lawyers) who have managed to survive the September 7 tsunami They will be a disordered and dispirited rabble at best.

  9. GD says:

    They will be a disordered and dispirited rabble at best.

    They already are Iain.

    Ray, don’t worry, I’ll get back to you about that, with pleasure. Just a bit busy at the minute.

  10. Richard Ryan says:

    Dear Australian Voters, I will decide who will become Prime Minister in the United States Of Australia, and the circumstances in which Tony Abbott becomes Prime Minister. Fond Regards, Rupert Murdoch.

  11. Richard Ryan says:

    GD votes for the sex-party.

  12. James says:

    A SEX PARTY candidate was interviewed on the ABC radio yesterday, when asked by the interviewer what they were hoping for if elected, the reply was priceless; “Well I’d like to see A WELL HUNG parliament, would make my work more interesting”.

  13. Ray Dixon says:

    GD, are you voting for Diaz or not? And, if so, why? Please explain why that idiot is worth your vote.

  14. GD says:

    GD, you haven’t answered my question about whether or not you’ll be voting for your boy, the wonderkid Jayme Diaz.

    Ray, I voted on Friday. I didn’t vote for Jamye Diaz.

  15. Ray Dixon says:

    I didn’t vote for Jamye Diaz.

    Good for you, GD. So who did you put first from this stunning list?:

    DIAZ, Jaymes Liberal
    CAVANOUGH, Jamie Australian Voice
    WOOTTON, Jodie Camille Palmer United Party
    LILLICRAP, Tom Sex Party
    ROWLAND, Michelle Labor
    BELCASTRO, Anthony Gino Katter’s Australian Party
    GREEN, Allan Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group)
    BRENTIN, Chris The Greens
    NICHOLS, Maree Rise Up Australia Party

    My guess is you voted for Rise Up Australia – am I right?

  16. GD says:

    I voted for a Liberal candidate in another electorate. I no longer live in Greenway.

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  18. Ray Dixon says:

    GD, the first question I asked you was which electorate you were in. It’s not a State secret and revealing it won’t give your address away. Stop playing games and tell us which electorate you’re in, for Christ’s sake.

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