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Rudd’s a Goner

Rudd’s a Goner

Aug 13, 2013 2 Comments ›› admin

RUDD'S A GONER I HAVE learned the hard way never to underestimate Kevin Rudd. During his exile in the political wilderness, there were times when I rated his chances of a return to The Lodge as somewhere between zero and Buckley’s. So much for my fabled political antennae. Indeed, there was a time when regular readers might recall I ...Continue Reading

Did Sexism bring down Julia Gillard?

Did Sexism bring down Julia Gillard?

Jun 28, 2013 1 Comment ›› admin

DID SEXISM BRING DOWN JULIA GILLARD? Is Julia Gillard a victim of sexism? Was she singled out by the misogynists for special treatment? Is this the reason that she had such awful numbers in the opinion polls that her Party sacked her? Her feminist supporters have no doubt that the answer is overwhelmingly ‘yes’. I’m not so ...Continue Reading

Open Letter to Kevin

Oct 30, 2012 12 Comments ›› admin

DEAR KEVIN, I am writing this Open Letter because I know from experience that you would ignore any private appeal, however well intentioned, that did not pander your perception as the rightful Prime Minister of Australia.    My earnest and heartfelt plea is this: For the sake of the nation, the government and yourself, abandon the delusion that ...Continue Reading

ABC Radio interview – Rudd vs Gillard

Feb 24, 2011 No Comments ›› admin

Listen to the radio interview of myself and the Gillard biographer speak about the Rudd-Gillard leadership battle   http://www.robertmacklin.com/files/DRIVE_230212_RUDD_V_GILLARD_BIOGRAPHERS.mp3 Continue Reading

Rudd\’s future…

Feb 24, 2011 No Comments ›› admin

Kevin Rudd's 31-71 trouncing by Julia Gillard is the end of the line for the former Prime Minister...and the beginning of a bright new future. As I texted him after the vote: ‘The best is yet to come.’ Kevin will not challenge again. His pledge to work for her re-election was deadly serious. His future depends ...Continue Reading