Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

September 28th, 2011 at 9:06 am by David Farrar

The Australian reports:

“I’m a very happy little vegemite being Prime Minister … being Foreign Minister of ,” he told ABC Central West today while on his way to Condobolin, west of Orange, to open a rotary-funded indigenous studies centre.

One can forgive Kevin for the slip-up, as regaining the top job must be at the top of his thoughts most of the time.

Recent polls have shown he would do much better against the Coalition than . However she is genuinely liked by many of his colleagues and Rudd is not, so the decision is not as easy as it might otherwise be. But this latest poll is a shocker for Gillard:

Ms Gillard is now neck and neck with Mr Abbott as preferred prime minister among female voters, 39 per cent to 37 per cent, compared to 52 per cent to 33 per cent at the last election.

Abbott has always been considered a total turn-off for female voters. If he is only 2% behind amongst women, then his biggest weakness has been overcome.

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16 Responses to “Prime Minister Kevin Rudd”

  1. Monty (966 comments) says:

    Dragons
    Over this side of the ditch it was John Key’s appeal with female voters that was a significant and contributing reason why he swept to power and has poolled strongly ever since. Goff on the other hand, is a turnoff for male and female voters leaving not many left to actually support him

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  2. kowtow (7,955 comments) says:

    ……female voters…..

    Do they vote on policy or personality?

    Jeez wasn’t expanding the franchise a great idea!

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  3. Lee01 (2,171 comments) says:

    I find the first part of his gaffe: “I’m a very happy little vegemite”, somewhat disturbing.

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  4. Lee01 (2,171 comments) says:

    “Jeez wasn’t expanding the franchise a great idea!”

    We gave women the vote and all we ended up with was this damned welfare state! ;)

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  5. Mick Mac (1,091 comments) says:

    He betrayed himself with his silly little ditty then flowing into the truths inside his brain.
    a cocky and arrogant attitude.

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  6. GPT1 (2,106 comments) says:

    The vegemite reference is unforgiveable on any level however. I feel sorry for Gillard – even if she is a dirty lefty she seems to be a damn site better person than Crudd.

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  7. tom hunter (4,568 comments) says:

    What no right-winger should forget is the fact that lefties both here and in NZ spent all of 2007 woofing on about how brilliant this man was – why he even spoke Mandarin fluently. Decent, honest, compassionate – and smart.

    Just like Obama.

    The reality of course is always different as he turned out to be not just incompetent in terms of basic management but in dealing with other human beings, something rather necessary when running a government, a business, even a kids soccer team. Read this article – Gillard was not disloyal to Rudd – to see what a nasty, little shit he always was:

    Bit by bit he estranged almost the entire caucus. They became fed up with his insufferable behaviour. In a column in July last year I recounted how shocked I was, when dining with three senior Labor MPs, to learn how much he was loathed. Another told me: “He was an out-of-control dictator. Everywhere he went there was death and destruction.” Rudd committed political suicide.

    Read that article and also go back and read some of the guff that was emoted about Obama, and remember it all the next time some left-wing clown starts extolling the virtues of the next, latest-and-greatest, left-wing leader anywhere in the world. Remember the left’s reaction to Bill Clinton’s “triangulating” the US welfare system or Tony Blair leaping into Afghanistan and Iraq after reaching office on clouds of rainbow light. Remember it also the next time said leader crashes, burns, and is thrown on the ash heap with the words, “I had no idea it would be like this”.

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  8. mara (752 comments) says:

    Rudd is only better than Gillard in the way that a firm dog poo is easier to scoop up than a runny one on the daily dog walk.
    Psychiatrists could plan an entire seminar around either of them.

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  9. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    Not a Freudian slip, but an announcement of things to come!

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  10. Steve Wrathall (261 comments) says:

    Vegemite is now a countable noun?

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  11. PaulL (5,983 comments) says:

    Happy little vegemite is a common enough saying. He’s been told enough times to attempt to use the common man’s language. Problem is that he isn’t very good at it.

    Abbott hasn’t fixed his problem with female voters – they still like him less than male voters. It’s just that everyone likes Gillard so little, Abbot’s ahead even amongst women.

    On replacing Gillard with Rudd, I heard this one on TV last night. For the party and the machine men, there’s no benefit in replacing Gillard with Rudd, and lots of downside. They still won’t win the election, and it means admitting they were wrong. For the backbenchers, there’s no benefit in keeping Gillard, and lots of downside. Keeping Gillard still loses the election, and many of them lose their seats as well. With Rudd they’ll lose the election but might retain some of their seats.

    But don’t underestimate how much they all loathe Rudd. The polls will evaporate as soon as he’s back in front of the public – they also can’t stand him. He’s an insufferable prick, and he’ll be even worse if he’s riding to the rescue of the Labor party.

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  12. dime (9,676 comments) says:

    rudd looks like a woman. hes freaking odd.

    he seems to be a mean little bully too.

    not sure i could stomach a glorious comeback. although its always hilarious watching the left fight.

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  13. kowtow (7,955 comments) says:

    Rudd eats his snot . That’s bad enough in private never mind in parliament. Yuck.

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  14. kiwi in america (2,477 comments) says:

    Tom
    You may also recall Alexander Downer’s famous article (I wish I could find the link) I believe also in The Australian about Rudd. Aside from regaling then Opposition Leader Rudd’s arrogant pushiness in trying to force his way on the the official RAAF plane taking then Foreign Minister Downer and other key officials to Bali post the bombing to evacuate Aussie citizens, Downer recalled a famous lunch with a senior Queensland ALP leader who remarked on his bitter experience with Rudd soon after his election as PM with words to the effect: “mate one day the rest of Australia will come to know what a …..(4 letter c word) Rudd is”!

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  15. DJP6-25 (1,313 comments) says:

    It will be better for the Liberals if Julia Gillard keeps her job until the election then.

    cheers

    David Prosser

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  16. side show bob (3,660 comments) says:

    Why don’t they try the co leader set up, it appears to be all the rage with the Melons. Then the silly leftys could have a bob each way.

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