Thursday, June 24, 2010

ZenTiger Rudderless

Gillard to become Australia's first female prime minister as tearful Rudd stands aside...

From very popular PM to the first ever PM to be thrown out in the first term. Got to love a Labour voter. Apparently, he was too autocratic. I thought Labour voters were into that kind of thing. They still miss Helen Clark over here.

"A wider more consultative form of government is required" say the commenters, and at the same time call this a shift to the right wing, as if that's a threat. Well, the right happen to believe very strongly that the government works for us, not the other way around. Lesson learned, and the reports already trying to unlearn it.

An historic moment, and it will be interesting to see what happens next.

4 comment(s):

KG said...

This is no shift to the right...Gillard's a long way to the left of Rudd.

Shem Banbury said...

Rudderless. Brilliant!!!

ZenTiger said...

I agree that Gillard is most likely to head left, I was just pointing out the narrative the papers were running. Always an opportunity to label "right wing" as some extremist position.

Ironically, they say a "more wider consultative form of government" and will prove this by what? Pushing through an unpopular ETS?

KG said...

Trevor Loudon has some interesting background on Gillard.

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