So Gillard first knifed Kim Beazely in 2007, then this week she knifed Kevin Rudd on the way to becoming PM. If you thought Rudd was a ego-centric maniac, get ready for the JGill show.
Rejecting claims that she had been installed as a factional puppet, Australia’s first female PM said her job was to get the Government “back on track” after Kevin Rudd was ousted in a Labor leadership coup yesterday…
Keep on telling yourself that Jgill. At least you have admitted that Kevin Rudd was a disaster. What goes around comes around. It is pay back time for Mark Arbib, Bill Shorten, etc…
Mark Arbib, the NSW machine man, now has the scalps of three Labor leaders on his belt.
As general secretary of the NSW Labor Party, he made and unmade Morris Iemma as premier.
In 2008, Arbib, by then a senator, helped install Nathan Rees as premier, only to sanction, if not design, his political execution last December in favour of Kristina Keneally.
Now he has brought undone Kevin Rudd, having marshalled the reluctant support of the NSW Right behind him in late 2006.
So much for democracy. It’s the Mark Arbib political system now. These ALP people are ruthless and will trample over anyone or thing to get power.
Former NSW Premier Morris Iemma savaged Senator Mark Arbib yesterday, saying he had wrecked the prime ministership of Kevin Rudd in the same manner he had wrecked the NSW Government.
“The architects of the wreckage in NSW have rolled out the wrecking ball in Canberra,” Mr Iemma said.
“The policy advice they gave to Rudd led him into trouble and then they bailed out on him. They didn’t have the courage to stick with him.
“Their poor advice and poor tactical decisions saw his reputation trashed to the point of no return.”
I seriously doubt Jgill will be able to hold these power brokers in check. Sooner or later when the honey moon ends she will go the same way as Rudd. Loyalty? Remember Mark Latham?
“she’ll be the next one for the knife … she needs to watch her back“….The dumping of Mr Rudd showed there was no party loyalty to leaders, and leadership was a marketing exercise instead.