I could pretend that because I was in Japan at the time, I have no knowledge of how KRudd was disposed and Julia was suddenly Prime Minister. But I was in touch with what was happening at home. Krudd's popularity dropped quickly. The backroom bois got rid of him and stuck Julia up as Prime Minister.
Our joy at having a leftie female Prime Minister quickly vanished once we realised she was no different from the rest. She talked the talk and walked the walk, which is the very reason I don't like her. I really thought she might just to talk to us.
I hated former Prime Minister John Howard with passion. What a loser he was to lose his seat to a former journalist, no less. He seems to have forgotten this and is now reappearing in the media and speaking as if he is an elder statesperson.
The real Julia has not appeared, so I am thinking KRudd might not be a bad person to go into an election. Would Australians accept this? I doubt it.
I admit, I was having a go when I said to our ex pollie friend, Liberal Party no less, 'when Malcolm get elected at the next election...'. He didn't bat an eyelid and agreed with me.
I think PM Gilliard is a decent person and I wish she would be herself when governing. Alternative Liberal Party leaders such as Joe Hockey is a decent person, in spite of his politics. Malcolm Turnbull might be very arrogant, but I think there is a good bit of decentness there.
The present leader of the Liberal Party is a nasty, hateful, driven, objectionable and uncaring piece of work. Make of it what you will, but I expect Australia will elect him as our next Prime Minister.