Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd replaced by Red-Headed Woodpecker

Kevin Rudd is out, Julia Gillard is in.


Congratulations, Julia! Heh-heh-heh-HEH-heh!

12 comments:

prairiecat55kc said...

Except for she's a bloodnut, a resemblance to my auntie. Capable of many things but loony as they come in others.

So, an improvement, I hope?

JeffS said...

She probably eschews earwax snacks, prairiecat. Beyond that, I'm guessing not an improvement.

smedley said...

Just wait till you here her voice.
And she's a commie

Merilyn said...

Julia's voice makes scratching on a blackboard, sound good!
.....and yes she is a commie, and no we will not be that better off, she is the Unions choice, and of course the left-wing media is sooooo happy!

prairiecat55kc said...

Much more like my auntie than previously suspected, then. You can be a capable, caring nurse and a damn good fisherman and still be batshit crazy in other ways!

Sorry it's not better, Merilyn.

spot_the_dog said...

After I linked this post on Twitter, there's a growing "Draft Paco" movement afoot. When are you gonna come over to the dark side and finally start tweeting, Paco?

Sissy Willis said...

Your concise, terse, pithy style was MADE for Twitter's 140-or-fewer-characters format! I second spot_the_dog's emotion. :D

Damon said...

A mixed blessing for us here in Oz, perhaps...

KRudd was a "transnational Progressive" type, but utterly ineffective. A good thing (the ineffectiveness), methinks.

Our new Prime Ranga Joolia is more of an "old school" hard-core socialist. And rather more effective, I'll bet. Not so good...

OTOH, in her "inauguration" speech she threw quite a few bones to the "Howard battlers" (the socially conservative, upwardly mobile working and middle classes that repeatedly voted for John Howard). Maybe she realises that she will have to curb the "progressives" in the Labor Party to regain broad appeal.

She did say that the ETS (Emmisions Trading scheme/Cap'n'Trade) was on the back burner for the moment -- a somewhat pragmatic position.

We shall see...

I suspect she'll lose the next election, but even though I oppose (to my very core) her general political positions, she's a far worthier politician to be PM than KRudd.

mojo said...

Maybe now she can afford to have her vowels inflated, huh?

Paco said...

Twitter, eh? Well, I've been studyin' on it, but I dunno. I wouldn't be able to tweet during the day because of work. And then there's the whole problem of even being engaged in something called "tweeting". Sounds kinda metrosexual.

Garth Godsman said...

Well, sort it out, I'm told you need to be on Twitter.

Anonymous said...

Proud member of the draft Paco to twitter brigade. Do it buddy.