My observations of the day Australia elected its worst Prime Minister ever.
My views on the Gillard Government hang on three basic beliefs:
If this link is broken by the time you read this, it's possibly that the Sunday Telegraph has withdrawn the article on legal advice.
The knifing of Rudd by his Labor Party confreres was totally unnecessary and an act of panic in the face of opinion poll figures that were not as overwhelmingly supportive as before.
Part two of my annotated log of cricketing thoughts as tweeted over the summer holiday period. Some tweets have been deleted for reasons of clarity and sanity.
January 2, 2010:
#cricket I probably won't get around to blogging it, but my cricketer of the 2000s is Muttiah Muralitharan. Runner-up: Adam Gilchrist. 10:13 AM Jan 2nd
#cricket I find it hard to get used to the Sydney Test starting on January 3, not January 2 12:24 PM Jan 2nd
The complete text of Kevin Rudd's apology, delivered in Canberra yesterday morning, follows (on the "read more" link). It can also be found on the Prime Ministerial website. Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull's speech of apology is also noteworthy and can be read in full at malcolmturnbull.com
Debate on the motion carried in the House of Representatives, led by Jenny Macklin and Tony Abbott, can be read at openaustralia.org, with further debate later that day in the House of Reps and the Senate.
Kevin Rudd kills camels. He orders targeted air strikes against camels. Maybe he even dons the hard hat and flies the strike missions himself.
CNBC's Erin Burnett, obviously auditioning for a spot on Fox News, accused our Prime Minister of being a serial killer of camels on Jim Cramer's Mad Money on Tuesday.
More programmatic specificity next time please, Ms Burnett.
Mark Webber. Mark Webber. Mark Webber. Mark Webber. Cadel Evans. Mark Webber. Mark Webber. Mark Webber. Pommy timewasting. Mark Webber. And that's the gist of the Aussie sports news this Monday.
What an incredible, hilarious waste of time this week has been in the House of Representatives. Has there a more ridiculous non-scandal than Utegate - a stupid, absurdly Australian moniker that befits the stupidity of the whole saga. Here's my Player Ratings on the winners and losers among the Utegate Dramatis Personae: