Will Labor keep marching off the cliff? "Julia Gillard may treat the other 102 caucus members respectfully. She may master her brief and navigate the hung parliament with skill. But in the broader community she is electoral poison: disliked, distrusted and dismissed. That is why Kevin Rudd is on a plane flying home to Australia today."
Thursday, February 23rd
The People's Prince rides again "The Gillard camp portrayed Rudd as a wrecker loathed by his colleagues, who had mistimed his run, and lost momentum. But they have nothing on Kevin Rudd or his media chutzpah when it comes to changing the story line." (Laura Tingle)