One of the pleasures of attending the NZBR Retreat was meeting Andrew Bolt, who gave a superb talk about Kevin Rudd. Andrew is a former Labor staffer (and still good friends with several Labor Ministers), and now a columnist and blogger. His last book was “Still Not Sorry” which gives a clue as to his current views.
Andrew gives me a small plug on his blog.
His talk on Rudd was fascinating, as it was flavoured with a lot of inside info from within Labor. Also discussed the current Liberal Party which is looking very very dismal. I predict they will allow Nelson to lose the next election then Turnbull will roll him.
The funniest thing was when I first met Andrew. He was furiously trying to calculate something on a large pad, and was down to around line 30.
Upon enquiry I found out he was trying to work out how big China’s economy will be in 100 years time if it keeps growing at 10%. So he was calculating it manually line by line over 100 years. The look of relief on his face was palpable when I said I had a laptop with excel on it – took around 30 seconds. I think he had spent 20 minutes already on it! Still good to see someone who knows how to do maths the old fashioned way.Tags: Andrew Bolt, Australia, DPF, Kevin Rudd, NZBR