So, I decided to write something a little more serious than usual. It was mostly just a chance for me to formulate some thoughts on the ongoing political saga. Feel free to post your thoughts in response.
An Open Letter: Why I don’t want Kevin Rudd back
I used to be a big fan of Rudd, I have to say; I thought he represented a better, smarter Australia and was a man of vision. Like most people, his sudden resignation in the face of a leadership challenge came as a complete shock. I had to take a moment as I wrote that last sentence – most people don’t seem to realise it but that’s precisely what happened. The prevailing narrative, the one that has haunted Prime Minister Julia Gillard, has been one of betrayal.
She stabbed him in the back, they say.
Actually, she challenged him for the leadership of the party and he didn’t raise so much as a murmur in protest. Instead, knowing that his colleagues overwhelmingly wanted him gone after months of dysfunctional communication and ineffective governing, he decided to fall on his sword. At the time, it still seemed wrong. How could our Kev – our good little vegemite – be gone so quickly?