Something I thought was impossible has just happened. Kevin Rudd, the evil schemer, has just toppled Julia Gillard for leadership of the Federal ALP. I can understand why MPs nervous about the coming election swapped sides but do they imagine for a moment that the leopard has changed his spots or that being part of a historically important Julia Gillard led government was worth tossing in at the prospect of losing power?
I am not going to sit back and judge from this distance. I am tremendously proud of Ms Gillard and and what she has achieved in difficult circumstances with the Murdoch press printing and disseminating hateful lies about her on a day and night basis. Even so I am now waiting to see what happens next.
A lot of the present Cabinet have gone on the public record about Rudd and his falseness and the impossibility of working with him. Presumably Swan will step down as deputy but rather than worry about the detail of a dying party we now have the prospect of a term at least of the mad monk gloating from Canberra with his insistence on failed ideas and looking after the big end of town while letting the rest of us sink or swim.
Today will go down as a sad sad day. Mark it down 26th of June 2013, a day where Darwinian politics triumphed and decency was cast aside.