Kevin Rudd must sit down to pee, bottles another coup

Kevin Rudd has bottled yet another coup, good grief but the man is a coward.

Even worse he left his numbers man Simon Crean out on a limb and he is now sacked.

Crean had previously backed Gillard and swapped in a very public fashion today to force the leadership ballot that never happened because Kevin Rudd showed all the courage of David Cunliffe.

Before the ballot took place Obeid’s mate and Labor powerbroker said:

“If she wins, she is dead in the water anyway.”

In the end Rudd bottled it.  

Let me just say a few things guys.

When I say to my parliamentary colleagues and to the people at large across Australia that I would not challenge for the Labor leadership – I believe in honouring my word.

Others treat such commitments lightly. I do not.

I’ve been very plain about that for a long period of time.

Secondly, I said that the only circumstances under which I would consider a return to the leadership would be if there was an overwhelming majority of the Parliamentary Party requesting such a return – drafting me to return. And the position was vacant.

I am here to inform you that those circumstances do not exist. And therefore in the absence of any such draft, notwithstanding what Simon Crean had to say this morning, I will be adhering absolutely to the commitments I gave to the Australian people and to my Parliamentary colleagues.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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