Gillard must be doing something right at the moment, the leadership tension stories have started up once more. I have to say that if they do put in Rudd again as leader then my vote will be going elsewhere. Where I do not know. But re-instating Rudd will do two things. One, make my homelife miserable as the stress on the member of the family who works for the Commonwealth escalates quickly to unbearable levels, again; and two because it shows that they haven’t learnt a bloody thing about what is good for the party and what is good for government. I’m not claiming Gillard is perfect, there are many things I wish she would do. But Rudd is not the answer. Not this time. If anyone has any idea in comments about who could be I’d love to know.
While I am complaining about the media, if you haven’t read this excellent article from Grogs Gamut, I recommend that you do. Not only did sections of the media make up this anti-Gillard story, they continued to carry on with it once their sham had been revealed by Annabel Crabb who acted as we would expect all journalists to act and went to the primary source.
The funniest thing about this whole leadership tension thing – Rudd isn’t even keen.
ETA: the SMH is running with The crushing of Kevin: kindness saved the day where Therese Rein talks about how lovely people were after Rudd resigned the PM’ship. Which is great, but front (electronic) page news? Interestingly, it will be 2 yrs since that day on Sunday the 24th. Those two years seem to have sped past.