Won’t serve under Rudd

Now we can add Stephen Conroy to the list.  Peter Garrett has made the same promise … it’s becoming increasingly tempting.  Just think about, no Conroy, no Garrett and presumably no Swan.

But am I the only one to find this interminable leadership discussion incredibly boring?  Will she, won’t she?  Will he, won’t he?

Not that I have any sympathy for Jools?  Reaping what she sewed and all that.  (Joke alert: only women sew – or is that bleed?)

But I guess there is an element of major unintended consequence here.  I guess the feeling was that the Ruddster would simply slough off into the sunset, vacate his seat and ZIP permanently from public view.

But given what the Gillard team told us about his personality flaws, there was always a fair chance that he would become a revengeful psychopath prepared to bring down the plane with everyone on board.

But it’s not really pretty to watch.  Is someone supposed to running the government?

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48 Responses to Won’t serve under Rudd

  1. sfw

    “Reaping what she sewed” I sewed a paddock once, got a crop of stitches.

  2. Honesty

    I see the distraction as a good thing as they then can’t focus on running the government – into the ground.

  3. Lloyd

    “Beautiful in its ugliness” Rob Oakeshotte, 2010

  4. Infidel Tiger

    Julia is a modern woman. She doesn’t sew, cook or clean.

  5. jupes

    But it’s not really pretty to watch.

    On the contrary Judith, it is hugely entertaining to watch. Hilarious even.

  6. jupes

    Just think about, no Conroy, no Garrett and presumably no Swan.

    LOL. See what I mean?

  7. Up The Workers!

    Ashes to Ashes,
    And Dust to Dust.
    If the Fraud Squad don’t get her,
    The Electorate MUST!

    Roll on 14 September – National Blue Tie Day.

    The A.L.P. – “Moving Ford” (And Mitsubishi, Holden and Toyota!).

  8. Cold-Hands

    Julia is a modern woman. She doesn’t sew, cook or clean.

    But like Madame Defarge, she knits.

  9. DavidX

    “……there was always a fair chance that he would become a revengeful psychopath prepared to bring down the plane with everyone on board.”

    Yes they should have seen the wilful wreaking Rudd delivered through his damaging leaking at the 2010 election. Julia had a handy lead over Abbot …then enter the Ruddster. Next thing she’s trying to reboot herself as the ‘real Julia’ , then the overkill pact with the devil (i e the greens) driven primarily to avoid the embarresment of failure….rest is history. If Rudd had behaved himself , Julia wouldnt be leading a minority government that has drifted well to the left with a raft of broken promises on the way.

    Rudd as a psychopath is impossible to refute, and that he has supporters that may get him back the top job is disconcerting to say the least.

  10. Judith Sloan

    Yeh, how weird was that? Knitting booties for that blonde bimbo on the radio.

  11. JamesK

    Judith: typo

    Is someone supposed to be running the government?

  12. Rudds sociopathy was obvious when he was in charge of QHealth. How it didn’t enter consideration when he went for the big chair is beyond me.

  13. Judith, the bootie knitting episode was just an excuse for having knitting needles in the house.

  14. Biota

    How it didn’t enter consideration when he went for the big chair is beyond me

    Easy, he was on the right (meaning left) side.

  15. Ooh Honey Honey

    The less they try to do anything as a government the better off we probably all are..

  16. Lucie

    I’m sick of it, too. Feels like the nation’s been in a holding pattern for ages, waiting to land and get off Rudd-Gillard-Labor-Union-Independent-Green Airlines and back onto a plane without all the engineering problems, missing parts, rude, arrogant, bickering staff, and unstable, incompetent pilots fighting over the controls.

  17. Alfonso

    Excellent, we can’t afford to lose comrade Julia before the election……election night celebrations just wouldn’t be the same.

  18. Brett

    It is tedious beyond belief; but perhaps worth enduring. Almost all of the Labor voters I know have announced that they cannot support this government and will vote accordingly; and it is encouraging that they have also said they will, admittedly reluctantly, vote Liberal because they won’t de facto vote for Labor by voting for the Greens. It is noteworthy that I am hearing this from people who I would not have ever expected to vote that way, let alone publicly state that intention. The whole circus is alienating their traditional support base, and I suspect most of the middle ground. We can only hope they keep it up; however at some point even the stupidest among us will stop hitting themselves with a brick.

  19. Glen Coco

    Don’t be too hard on Julia’s knitting ability, I’m sure Penny and Sophie really appreciated those skills resulting in a gift for their …. “ahem” …. “family”

  20. jupes

    … however at some point even the stupidest among us will stop hitting themselves with a brick.

    LOL Gillard hasn’t!

    Every week another Gillard stuff up.

  21. duncanm

    only women sew – or is that bleed?

    Misogynist!

    oh.. wait…

  22. duncanm

    So… given one of the likely scenarios, that Gillard stays in and rides a big loser into the sunset — what do these clowns think they’ll be doing if they win their seats? (Admittedly, Lurch will probably lose anyway).

    In all likelyhood, Rudd will ascend to the driver’s seat in the Tarago. Will Conroy sulk in the back row wiping boogers on the window expecting all to be forgiven?

  23. Ant

    Gillard can’t sew or knit. But she does spin webs of deceit.

  24. Skuter

    Excellent, we can’t afford to lose comrade Julia before the election……election night celebrations just wouldn’t be the same.

    I personally can’t wait to see her ‘concession’ speech in which she will no doubt issue a few ‘fuck yous’ and have a rant about how she valiantly battled a culture of misogyny and blazed a trail for all young women to follow. Peter Garrett will also re-form midnight oil to sing their new version of an old classic ‘blue tie wearing’

  25. candy

    A sad situation. Her ministers are fond of her and support her to the hilt, very gentlemanly, and yet the electorate can’t tolerate her anymore and want the relationship ended.

  26. jupes

    A sad situation. Her ministers are fond of her and support her to the hilt, very gentlemanly …

    What colour is the sky on your planet Candy?

  27. duncanm

    Candy,

    you really are deluded. They don’t like her, but they absolutely loath Rudd.

  28. entropy

    In all likelyhood, Rudd will ascend to the driver’s seat in the Tarago. Will Conroy sulk in the back row wiping boogers on the window expecting all to be forgiven?

    I suspect that Conroy and Shorten both fancy their chances at ALP leader after the election. Only an idiot would want t beforehand. As for Rudd, that only way that will happen after the election is if both Conroy and Shorten are turfed out.

  29. entropy

    As in the AWU willwant to install Shorten

  30. Tel

    Her ministers are fond of her and support her to the hilt,

    Does that help the slow pokes? It was a gag.

  31. H B Bear

    Don’t be too hard on Julia’s knitting ability, I’m sure Penny and Sophie really appreciated those skills resulting in a gift for their …. “ahem” …. “family”

    Glen @3.17pm I think you’ll find it is actually a gift for “their” …. “ahem” …. “family”

  32. JC

    But it’s not really pretty to watch. Is someone supposed to running the government?

    No because it’s always been about them.

  33. entropy

    I think this might be the Rudd plan which is to ensure the wipeout at the election is maximised, Gillard remains in power, but whiteanted right up to the election period: Gillard, Shorten and Conroy all gone. This eliminates all the preferred post election leadership candidates from the AWU perspective.

    The risk is that Rudd might overdo it and accidentally finds himself elected leader this week. In which case he will lose the election (less badly, in fact saving some of his enemies) but loses the leadership to Shorten post election. The AWU remain in control.

    During the campaign Rudd concentrates on his seat. He might have to, given Glasson is running in Griffith. After a decimating election Rudd is free to be elected and reshape the ALP in his own image, with the AWU faction broken.

  34. Tel

    H B Bear, keep it classy please… what Penny Wong does in her private life is no one’s business. On the public clock she is a mouthpiece for ALP policy, and I’m opposed to the policy, not opposed to the lifestyle of the person delivering that policy.

  35. duncanm

    They’re so inwardly focussed that they don’t notice the electorate looking into the fish bowl and coming to the conclusion that they all have problems working with each other.. regardless of who is leader.

    Saying ‘I won’t work for Rudd’ is no different to ‘I can’t work with Rudd’.

    Its like watching a the siamese fighting fish in the pet shop waiting for the partitions to be pulled up the day after the election.

  36. jupes

    … what Penny Wong does in her private life is no one’s business.

    Unless of course the taxpayer is paying for her choices. Who paid for her ‘wife’ to get pregnant?

  37. Tom

    I’m sick of the government’s opponents (like Judith) demanding an end to the bickering and a return to the business of governing. Such impatience undermines the scale of the electoral annihilation about to be visited on the left because it can’t understand how much it is hated by the common people. Patience, folks. The Lying Slapper is the one for us! Thankfully, the bookies agree.

  38. candy

    Penny Wong’s private life would become our business if she wanted to be PM, I think. I think it’s reasonable to know the PM’s character and lifestyle and make a judgment call on how it might affect things.

  39. Lucie

    We can’t trust them to be honest about it, though, Candy. They’re politicians, always giving us the story they think most likely to win votes.

  40. They’re politicians, always giving us the story they think most likely to win votes.

    Narrative, Lucie. Narrative.

    Giving us a story would be – well – like making things up, or telling lies.

    But a narrative – that’s a sophisticated, adult thing for thinking hipsters. Not a bit like telling lies. Not even a little bit.

  41. Lucie

    Haha, sorry, Philippa. “Narrative.” Quite so. A lovely, elegant word for their lie…er, stories.

  42. JC

    Now we can add Stephen Conroy to the list. Peter Garrett has made the same promise … it’s becoming increasingly tempting. Just think about, no Conroy, no Garrett and presumably no Swan.

    The electorate is in mourning.

  43. sfw

    “(Joke alert: only women sew – or is that bleed?)” I’m a man, I didn’t get it. Maybe I just don’t expect women to make jokes.

  44. Craig Mc

    I suspect that Conroy and Shorten both fancy their chances at ALP leader after the election. Only an idiot would want t beforehand.

    So, Conroy to replace Gillard before the election then*.

    * yes, i’m aware he’s in the senate.

  45. Anne

    Up The Workers!
    #898373, posted on June 23, 2013 at 2:15 pm
    Ashes to Ashes,
    And Dust to Dust.
    If the Fraud Squad don’t get her,
    The Electorate MUST!

    Roll on 14 September – National Blue Tie Day.

    The A.L.P. – “Moving Ford” (And Mitsubishi, Holden and Toyota!).

    Nice post up the workers! (no pun intended)

  46. Mother G

    Every time she walks into the Parliament does she mutter “here be Dragons”?

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