Rudd rat-fucks Gillard

August 1st, 2010 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

Gillard is in trouble. And it is not Tony Abbott doing the damage, but almost certainly .

A poll has the coalition ahead 52% to 48%, and on radio John Pagani said that he had heard that Labor’s polling was not looking good in the all important marginal seats. So how has it happened?

Well first there was the leak to Laurie Oakes about the deal with Rudd for him to stay on until October, which Gillard walked away from. As only three people witnessed it, not hard to guess who put that out there.

Then came the leak that in Cabinet Gillard fought against Labor’s paid parental leave scheme. This has damaged her amongst “babyland”. Gillard also tried to limit pension increases – hell I am liking her more and more. But the public are not. And again no prizes for guessing the likely leaker.

And the latest leak also has Rudd all over it – a revelation that Gillard sometimes sent her bodyguard to meetings of the Cabinet national security committee. That one may be especially damaging.

And in case there is much doubt it is Rudd, Alexander Downer reveals that the former Liberal Government used to feed info to Rudd when he was a junior Labor MP, knowing Rudd would use it to undermine the Labor Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, as Rudd wanted his job.

Is it just me, or do Rudd and Chris Carter seem somewhat alike – both try and rat-fuck their leaders, because they had their travel perks and status taken away?

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46 Responses to “Rudd rat-fucks Gillard”

  1. rouppe (962 comments) says:

    Well there were those reports of his nuclear temper when he didn’t get his way.

    Maybe he was so embarrased and humiliated about his blubbering on national tv that this temper has kicked in to get somoe revenge

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  2. Guy Fawkes (702 comments) says:

    Rudd isn’t Gay is he?

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  3. Yvette (2,763 comments) says:

    Us rats are upset at your choice of words

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  4. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    Failed labour people love to get the knives out once their own careers have irretrievably crashed and burned. All for the good of the party of course, nothing personal. Yeah, right.

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  5. Yvette (2,763 comments) says:

    it is also confusing

    Rat Fuck recipe
    serve in Punch Bowl

    Scale ingredients to servings
    1 package Kool-Aid® Cherry mix
    1 fifth Captain Morgan® Parrot Bay coconut rum
    1 fifth Captain Morgan® Original spiced rum
    1 fifth Tanqueray® gin
    1 fifth vodka
    1 cup sugar
    water

    Add the kool-aid mix to a punch bowl and add one cup of sugar. Add vodka, coconut rum, spiced rum, and gin. Fill remainder of punch bowl with water, and stir. Add more sugar if desired, and serve into mugs, punch cups or old-fashioned glasses.

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  6. TripeWryter (715 comments) says:

    Rudd rat-fucks Gillard

    You know, that’s a very good headline. A pity it can’t be used on a newspaper …

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  7. davidp (3,574 comments) says:

    Labor have always had an up-hill battle in front of them. They need to argue that the Labor government was such a disaster that Rudd had to be removed immediately, but that none of Gillard, Swan, or Garrett had anything to do with the mess. “Don’t blame me, I was just the Deputy PM” is always going to be a difficult line. They hoped that a new face, spin, and some election bribes would carry them across the line, but it looks like they’re not going to make it and Rudd is partly to blame.

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  8. ross (1,454 comments) says:

    > Is it just me, or do Rudd and Chris Carter seem somewhat alike?

    Well, Rudd is a former Prime Minister while Carter is a former school teacher. I can’t say the similarities leap out at me. Rudd was dumped by his own party while a sitting PM, so of course there is going to be some resentment from him. If he can contibute in any way to a Coalition victory, then I wouldn’t put it past him. His career in politics is essentially over anyway. So why not take Gillard with him? The fact that Rudd has been campaigning solely in his own electorate and ignoring the rest of the country says a lot. It seems that he wants to do another term at least but also wants to see some of his colleagues disappear. Post election will be very interesting if Labour is not elected. Then things could get very messy.

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  9. kaya (1,360 comments) says:

    Didn’t she rat fuck him first? Quid pro quo if you ask me. She’s a slimy looking tart who I wouldn’t trust to take my library book back.

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  10. Viking2 (11,367 comments) says:

    Well a good lesson in personalities I’d say.
    Rudd has a mealy mouth. Look at him. Why the hell would anyone trust him enough to vote for him.
    The real question must be who or what did he pay or bribe to become the Labour Leader and what is still in the closet so to speak?
    Just maybe Australians will wake up to the rotten nature of Labour politics both at state and National
    level.
    AHHH but then Aussie is full of immigrants of dubious background.
    It does bring forth the worry for us that we have a bunch of pollies hell bent on harmonizing with Australia. Will that include their corrupt Govt. , financial and management practices?

    Or did we expunge ourselves of that when we sent Clark to the UN.
    Both our party leaders have or are cleaning house and reestablishing better standards.
    All to the good I’d say.

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  11. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    “Didn’t she rat fuck him first? Quid pro quo if you ask me. She’s a slimy looking tart who I wouldn’t trust to take my library book back.”.

    Exactly right. The left are all a bunch of power obsessed crooks and schemers whose main strategy in any election is convincing the public they are someone they are not.

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  12. kiwi in america (2,495 comments) says:

    What did Gillard expect? Having led a coup against Australia’s leading meglomaniac was she expecting Rudd to quietly write his memoirs from the backbenches? Rudd’s hubris is great enough that he’d rather the ALP lose government than see his rival lead the party. The ALP animus towards Rudd when Gillard is defeated by Abbott will make the bloodletting inside the Labour’s Te Atatu LLC when the NZ Council boot Carter from the party look like a Sunday picnic.

    Pass the popcorn guys and enjoy!!

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  13. MT_Tinman (3,093 comments) says:

    Good on Kevie.

    The Aussies are faced with the choice between Helen Clark and Graeme Lee.

    Poor bastards.

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  14. mattyroo (1,020 comments) says:

    Downer:

    I don’t use the c-word, but I do use the f-word pretty freely, and I can tell you that Kevin Rudd is a f****** awful person.

    You don’t need to be too smart to work out what Downer would actually like to call Rudd…..

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  15. tvb (4,319 comments) says:

    She rolled Rudd in a coup using the power of the factions leaders. Then she said Kevin should disappear off the stage. Then the leaks started. Surprisingly the leaks were true and Gillard had to put the best spin she could. Now she wants Kevin to help in the campaign especially in Queensland where Labour support is falling fast. Sending her bodyguard to National Security meetings where the arrival of the boat people would be part of the agenda has been damaging. Her policy response to that has failed spectacularly. Her climate change promise is to set up a randomly selected citizens assembly. That barely still-borned idea is dead on arrival. The mining tax fix is merely a deal with the big players, the smaller companies are about to start their ad campaign soon. So the three reasons the Rudd Government “lost its way” have not been repaired. I always said Abbott could win (especially from conservative Labour voters). He is very competitive, he is a brilliant opposition Leader – one of the best ever. PM Abbott here we come. Watch Labour try and denigrate him – the “mad monk” and much else.

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  16. Inventory2 (10,265 comments) says:

    To paraphrase Men at Work:

    I come from a land down under
    Where lefties tear one another asunder

    It’s equally applicable to us or Australia just at the moment :-)

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  17. Yeti (64 comments) says:

    mattyroo @ 10:43 – That’s gold. Thanks for posting.

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  18. Yvette (2,763 comments) says:

    “Is it just me, or do Rudd and Chris Carter seem somewhat alike”

    in motivation maybe, but the headlines couldn’t say
    CARTER RAT-FUCKED GOFF
    It’s more sort of
    CHRISTOPHER MICKEY-MOUSED GOOFY

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  19. redeye (639 comments) says:

    ABC:

    Former Liberal foreign minister Alexander Downer says comments he made about Kevin Rudd have been misinterpreted.

    News Limited is today reporting that Mr Downer gave Mr Rudd information that he knew that Mr Rudd would then leak.

    The report says Mr Downer claims Mr Rudd then used it by feeding it to the media to embarrass Labor’s then foreign affairs spokesman Laurie Brereton.

    Mr Rudd eventually replaced Mr Brereton as shadow foreign affairs minister.

    But Mr Downer has released a statement this morning saying the interpretation placed on the comments he made are “wrong”.

    “The interpretation placed on my comments to the Sunday Telegraph is wrong,” he said.

    “Kevin Rudd was not used by me or other members of the Liberal Party as a so-called ‘double agent’ to leak material against other members of the Labor Party.”

    Mr Downer says the journalist who wrote the story has “created a more controversial story than my comments warranted”.

    Through a spokesman Mr Rudd has also denied the substance of the report.

    He says the allegations are completely and utterly false and he is seeking legal advice.

    “These are serious allegations. Mr Rudd takes them seriously,” Mr Rudd’s spokesman said.

    Today’s claims come at the end of a week that has has seen Labor’s election campaign dominated by issues surrounding Mr Rudd.

    Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been dogged by questions over what role Mr Rudd may play in the election campaign.

    On Friday he was admitted to hospital to have his gall bladder removed, and said at the time he would be happy to campaign outside his electorate on behalf of the party.

    Labor’s campaign has also been damaged by several leaks in recent weeks.

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  20. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,832 comments) says:

    Good on ya Kev!!

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  21. Rex Widerstrom (5,346 comments) says:

    And the latest leak also has Rudd all over it – a revelation that Gillard sometimes sent her bodyguard to meetings of the Cabinet national security committee. That one may be especially damaging.

    Except it also reminds people that Rudd sent his 30-something “Chief of Staff” to the same meetings in his stead. Or maybe he’s just past caring.

    What I like about it is it conjures up the top brass of the Australian military looking askance across the table at a schoolboy, a muscle head, and anyone else that got sent to stand in for politicians too lazy to fulfil their obligations. I can imagine a cleaning lady (complete with mop and bucket), a couple of actual schoolkids (“Daddy sez you gotta let us fly a plane, yo”) and maybe a confused looking pizza delivery guy (“He said to wait in here…. can I go now?”).

    And on such shoulders did the security and sovereignty of Australia rest.

    Still, it could have been worse. Peter Garrett might have been on the committee… and decided to attend.

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  22. Ed Snack (1,835 comments) says:

    Let’s be a little fair to Gillard, as far as we know she wasn’t plotting to overthrow Rudd, rather the plunging polls from Rudd’s total mishandling of just about everything possible meant that the faction leaders decided that it was imperative that Rudd be replaced. Gillard then had the option, go down with Kev or take over, not suprisingly she decided to punt for the leaders job.

    That she was absolutely associated with some of the more glaring failures of the Labour administration is undoubtedly a problem. The point being could she spin her way around that (and they’ve certainly been spinning very hard), would the media acquiesce in covering it up, or would the association be made anyway. Certainly the first up mistake of proposing an immigrant detention centre on Timor without even asking the Timorese first doesn’t help the cause.

    I’m not sure it’s all over yet, Abbott has a certain propensity for stuff-ups himself. But he’s certainly doing far better than expected, the demonisation campaign isn’t really working. He isn’t John “Smiley” Key, but he’s managed to present a reasonable face so far.

    As for Rudd, how an earth did he manage to claw his way to the top ? He was known to be a serial leaker, fabricator, and to have a lousy temper and temperament; after Latham surely Labour should have known to be careful of flakes ?

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  23. RKBee (1,344 comments) says:

    Ahh… I now see why Labour over here have Goff as their leader… He’s the one with the least skeletons in the closet..
    The save bet… not the winnable bet… and that today in politics is more important than winning.

    Yvette LOL …

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  24. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,880 comments) says:

    Ed Snack

    How very perceptive of you.

    “As for Rudd, how an earth did he manage to claw his way to the top ? He was known to be a serial leaker, fabricator, and to have a lousy temper and temperament; after Latham surely Labour should have known to be careful of flakes ?”

    But that’s what life is like in the left lane, you know. Helen Clark was/is a serial leaker, fabricator and was known to have a less than sunny disposition towards those who crossed her. And talking of flakes, consider Gore, Kerry, Edwards, Obama, Carter J, Carter C, Palmer, Rowling, Williams, Dyson, Anderton.

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  25. Dazzaman (1,137 comments) says:

    True Adolf.

    But in defence of Bill Rowling, he was a genuinely sincere man….the rest, fire away!!

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  26. GerryandthePM (328 comments) says:

    Chris Carter is using the “Waihopai Defence” for his behaviour.

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  27. Fiona (13 comments) says:

    Yvette said
    “Is it just me, or do Rudd and Chris Carter seem somewhat alike”
    in motivation maybe, but the headlines couldn’t say
    CARTER RAT-FUCKED GOFF
    It’s more sort of
    CHRISTOPHER MICKEY-MOUSED GOOFY”

    Well, I wasn’t sure what “Mickey moused” meant. Urban dictionary helped.
    See:-
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=mickey-moused

    Now I’m trying hard to get the image out of my head. Tell me there is another definition please!

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  28. ross (1,454 comments) says:

    Now Alexander Downer says his comments about Rudd have been “misinterpeted”. So what was Downer reported to have said? “We would give Rudd information to use against Brereton, and he would use it…He [Rudd] was so incredibly unprincipled. When he was chairman of the caucus committee, we used him mercilessly to embarrass Laurie Brereton….I don’t use the c-word, but I do use the f-word pretty freely, and I can tell you that Kevin Rudd is a f****** awful person,” he said.

    Hmmmm. These are direct quotes from Downer. It’s hard to misinterpret these comments. And it’s highly ironic that Downer claims Rudd to be unprincipled when Downer was the one feeding Rudd presumably confidential information. Downer comes out of this looking like a clown and a potty-mouthed clown at that.

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  29. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,880 comments) says:

    ross, you presume too much.

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  30. Yvette (2,763 comments) says:

    Well, I wasn’t sure what “Mickey moused” meant. Urban dictionary helped.
    
See- 
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=mickey-moused

    Oh, well – usually learn at least one new thing a day – and aren’t always better for having done that.
    I just meant a gentler, lower competence screwing than I envisaged rat-fucking might be.

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  31. ross (1,454 comments) says:

    > ross, you presume too much.

    Please explain how Downer’s comments could be misinterpreted…

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  32. gravedodger (1,545 comments) says:

    Fiona @ 4.25 I followed your link then had an image of Pelosi “Micky Mousing” the Kenyan, Ugh.

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  33. Guy Fawkes (702 comments) says:

    rouppe (96) Says:
    August 1st, 2010 at 10:10 am
    Well there were those reports of his nuclear temper when he didn’t get his way.

    So much more like the late great Gordon Brown PM (Retd.)

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  34. fatman43us (166 comments) says:

    Proud ‘f ya Kev keep itup. Sink the bottled Ginga!!

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  35. Viking2 (11,367 comments) says:

    Political figures bet against selves
    Sun-Herald
    Last updated 13:54 01/08/2010

    Senior figures from the Australian Labor party have placed significant bets on the outcome of the federal election, with some punting against their own party.

    A major betting agency said bets had been placed on members of the opposing team to win marginal seats in NSW and Queensland.

    Centrebet primary analyst Neil Evans said: ”I can’t tell you who but I can tell you this: these are people very high up betting on some of the critical seats and I can tell you they don’t always stay faithful to their party – they swap sides.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/3979634/Political-figures-bet-against-selves

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  36. grumpyoldhori (2,416 comments) says:

    Christ Gillard is a dumb cow in allowing the Labor team to bring up family values about Abbott.
    Stupid woman had an affair with a married politician a bit back, I bet that will be played up .
    And what is even worse is the fact her boyfriend is a fucking hair dresser, hardly brings up the image of a bronzed Aussie does it.
    Whining about the knife in her back, what goes around comes around Brutus.

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  37. Fiona (13 comments) says:

    @ Yvette.

    I can go with that once the other image disappears, Maybe I should keep away from Urban dict…

    @Gravedogger.

    Lol! The Kenyan has the ears, but the protagonist would need a bumper suit to meet the standard described.

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  38. Fiona (13 comments) says:

    @GerryandthePM

    “Chris Carter is using the “Waihopai Defence” for his behaviour.”

    When this was topical the media began calling the three “Domebusters”. Please do not google this, you will be into the Urban Dict… again and then you’ll wonder how that fits to the above comment.

    I need to lead a cleaner life!

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  39. Grant Michael McKenna (1,158 comments) says:

    Personally, I’m beginning to think more and more highly of Kevin Rudd, the more that he leaks.

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  40. Red Sam (122 comments) says:

    “Well, Rudd is a former Prime Minister while Carter is a former school teacher. I can’t say the similarities leap out at me. ”

    Jenny Shipley and Bill Rowling

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  41. tvb (4,319 comments) says:

    I am expecting Julia Gillard to have a fairly steady week this week. But all her sound bites have a flat rehearsed quality about then. The ALP has no purpose other than to be a franchising arrangement for various careerists. For them politics represents a financial step up from being a school teacher or a Union Official.

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  42. KiwiGreg (3,247 comments) says:

    What’s a rat-fuck?

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  43. Bob R (1,359 comments) says:

    ***What’s a rat-f*ck?***

    Comment by Rudd about what the Chinese were doing to them at the Copenhagen climate change summit last year.

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  44. Murray (8,844 comments) says:

    “You know, that’s a very good headline. A pity it can’t be used on a newspaper …”

    Apparently they can TripeWryter.

    http://hittingmetalwithahammer.wordpress.com/2010/08/02/newspaper-steals-headline-from-blogger/

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  45. Mike Readman (366 comments) says:

    What’s really funny is that there’s also been allegations that Rudd was leaking damaging info about Labor 10 years ago and he’s threatened to sue over those allegations but not the current ones!

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  46. lastmanstanding (1,278 comments) says:

    Watching Rudd and Gillard destroy the ALP is nearly as good value as watching Carter and Goff do the smame to the NZLP.

    These Socialists pollies sure know how to commit self destruction on a grand scale. All part of the global decline in Socialisim where the citizens come to understand that the LEFT are only interested in themselves.

    These 2 faced anal retentives are being shown for what they are. Gillard is another Clark and she will wreck their economy like Clark did ours unless the Aussies wake up to her.

    She will tax the hard wroking citizens and throw money at ‘her people” like Clark did. Gillard like Clark is a one dimensional individual who cons the simple minded and suckers the guilible.

    For NZs part we cant afford to have the Aussie economy wrecked by this red haired fruit cake so let us all of the RIGHT pray she loses on 21 August

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