Not the right temperament?

Kevin Rudd reckons that Tony Abbott doesn’t have the right temperament, judgement and experience.

Kevin Rudd has launched an extraordinary attack on Tony Abbott, accusing him of lacking the “temperament” and experience to handle complex international situations such as the worsening crisis engulfing Syria.

Facing internal doubts over his confidence as his election campaign is perceived as bogging down, Mr Rudd sought to contrast his reputation as a foreign affairs expert with Mr Abbott’s notoriety as a political hard man.

Adapting a tactic from the play-book of John Howard, who once claimed then opposition leader Kim Beazley lacked the ticker to be a prime minister, the unusually direct language appeared to be a calculated move to erode confidence in his opponent’s ability to stride the world stage and represent Australia in the councils of the world.

This sort of temperament Kevin? 

Or perhaps calling Chinese “rat-fuckers”:

Kevin Rudd, diplomat:

Tired and exasperated, surrounded by a knot of Australian officials and press, Rudd began to rage against the Chinese… Was a deal still possible, asked one of the Australians.

“Depends whether those rat-f…ing Chinese want to f… us.”


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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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