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| Author: EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl | 26th Sept 2012 |
|The Foreign Minister jumped ship as the NSW Premier so as to avoid having to face the debt ridden mess he left behind. Standing aside gave him self-approval to blog about his deeds whilst the NSW ALP fell apart after his departure.
A measure of any Leadership is in how they leave and how the order of new Leadership transpires. In Bob Carr’s case – he left a divided party with too many people wanting the top job. There was Morris Iemma who lasted three years and left in disgrace then Nathan Rees who lasted just over a year, and then Kristina Keneally who had 15 months in the job before she was defeated in a landslide result.
Keneally was roumoured to be looking for a Federal seat after her defeat. She resigned from the NSW Parliamnet and has left politics forever. She is now Administrating the Australian Netball Association. She understands where Labor is headed and wants no further part. Her decision can be seen as a warning to voters about what is about to happen to the ALP.
NSW was left a debt ridden State after Bob Carr. Its infrastructure i.e. Rail, Electricity Grid, Dams, etc, were all left in a shambles, and the in fighting since Bob Carr’s departure was a result of the void of leadership he left behind. Carr’s departure was because he knew the party was over.
Now Bob Carr has stepped into Kevin Rudds shoes as Foreign Minister after filling the Senate vacancy left by Mark Arbib who felt he needed to spend more time with his family. What blind luck for Australia … god help us.
Yesterday – Bob Carr made comments from New York where he is holding hands with the PM to try and see Australia to the Security Council and have them vote Australia onto the Council.
Bob Carr’s comments had nothing to do with the Security Council when asked about the book launch by former ALP Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner.
One of the many reasons Tanner resigned was because he could not stand Gillard and the way Gillard became Prime Minister. he was a senior Minister and one of the ‘Gang of 4’ PM Rudd had as his inner circle. The other two were Gillard and Swan. You don’t need a brain to understand Rudd’s naivety and trusting nature was the cause of his downfall.
A story by The Australian reporter Sid Maher out of New York and on Tanners book release and the Bob Carr comments associated is re-published below:
Bob Carr is a has been and for Gillard to go to him to fill Arbib’s spot that was so crucial to her ascension to the PM role via the ALP NSW Right faction, demonstrates a desperation at the time having seen off another Kevin Rudd Challenge.
There were plenty within the Ministry who wanted Rudd’s Foreign Minister job and they all served up their loyalty in spades by attacking Rudd before the challenge. They included former Foreign Minister Steven Smith who so desperately wants out of Defence, Simon Crean, Craig Emerson, Steven Conroy, Bowen and a few others. Gillard went left field in picking a has been in Bob Carr.
In the six months in the job, Carr has made several cockups, he is no Kevin Rudd who excelled in the role and remained a threat to Gillard in that position. Carr’s comments about Tanner’s assessment of the ALP was not a lot different to how Bob Carr would write about the ALP on his blog site before he was plucked from obscurity to fill the void.
Bob Carr is a lightweight player – some saw him as PM material but that was himself putting it about that he was interested. He is purely a seat warmer and any effort to get him onto the HOR is doomed before it starts – and that is all to do with the mess he left after he vacated the NSW Premier role.
The Australian story above is all about Carr making some ‘noise’ whilst he is in the PM’s shadow. Rudd had presence and creditability on the global stage – Carr has zero creditability both at home and abroad. He mentioned galah’s in a pet shop when referring to ALP commentators – well he was one of them.
Every day this Government walks itself further along the ‘Pirates Plank’ – the irony is they think that their fate will end in some promised land of deserving legacy – the rude awakening is 12 months away and then the shit will really begin.
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