Mark Latham was once the leader of Australia's Labor Party. He came close to being elected as our Prime Minister in 2004. While I am ultimately a Labor voter after my preferences are sorted, I found him to be a very unlikeable person and I would never have voted Labor with Latham as a leader. Gawd, who did I vote for? Surely not Howard.
Former New South Wales Premier, Kristine Keneally is considering suing Latham after he called her a protege of the disreputable Labor Party powerbroker, convicted criminal and thoroughly horrible Eddie Obeid. He also called her a Yankee sheila.
Media person and former comedian Wendy Harmer is also considering suing Latham after he said she was a failure in commercial media and had taken refuge because of her disability with the government owned ABC broadcaster. Harmer was born with a cleft palate, treated and fixed up when she was young. It is still noticeable but not badly so, and does it matter? Harmer was for many years a successful commercial radio presenter and had her own very successful tv comedy show.
Latham also used Twitter to abuse former Australian of the Year and domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty, whose son died after being beaten and stabbed to death by his father and her former husband.
I will just repeat the worst remark about someone I ever heard my grandmother say, he is nasty piece of work.