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Rhys Muldoon on the Coup in Canberra

By johnboy - 18 April 2012 15

The Monthly has a lengthy piece by the entertainer Rhys Muldoon on the demise of Kevin Rudd.

Once you get over the initial surprise at just how close to the inner wheel Muldoon was rotating it’s a pretty good look at how life on the hill works, and worked that fateful night.

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Rhys Muldoon on the Coup in Canberra
Dilandach 1:16 am 20 Apr 12

PM said :

poetix said :

PM said :

Great. How many other Play School presenters are running around APH without escort?

I don’t know about presenters, but I think Big Ted and Little Ted were on Rudd’s staff.

Oh, hang on, we had better be careful… He’ll log on and complain about how we aren’t taking his views seriously.

You could always do the passive aggressive apology all pollies are experts in.

“I apologise if you took offence to my comments”

“I’m sorry if you misinterpreted my intentions”

“I regret the miscommunication”

Thumper 5:24 pm 19 Apr 12

poetix said :

PM said :

Great. How many other Play School presenters are running around APH without escort?

I don’t know about presenters, but I think Big Ted and Little Ted were on Rudd’s staff.

They’ve already got the complete cast of the muppet show up there….

PM 4:55 pm 19 Apr 12

poetix said :

PM said :

Great. How many other Play School presenters are running around APH without escort?

I don’t know about presenters, but I think Big Ted and Little Ted were on Rudd’s staff.

Oh, hang on, we had better be careful… He’ll log on and complain about how we aren’t taking his views seriously.

stormboy 2:53 pm 19 Apr 12

That was a good read.

FioBla 2:31 pm 19 Apr 12

PM said :

Great. How many other Play School presenters are running around APH without escort?

Next up, Hi-5 talks about the fall of Pauline Hanson.

poetix 1:02 pm 19 Apr 12

PM said :

Great. How many other Play School presenters are running around APH without escort?

I don’t know about presenters, but I think Big Ted and Little Ted were on Rudd’s staff.

PM 12:58 pm 19 Apr 12

Great. How many other Play School presenters are running around APH without escort?

I-filed 9:20 pm 18 Apr 12

madamcholet said :

If I recall rightly they bonded over the writing of a book about Krudd’s dog – that might explain his closeness.

I spent six hours at Muldoon’s table at a conference a couple of years ago … Rhys (he is very nice) is in fact JUST like a restless, tail-wagging, easy-to-please puppy dog himself!

Thumper 7:15 pm 18 Apr 12

madamcholet said :

If I recall rightly they bonded over the writing of a book about Krudd’s dog – that might explain his closeness. I think Kevin sounds like a sociopath and would probable keep anyone close if they stroked his ego enough. Does not excuse JG from anything she has subsequenly done, including running an average government who seem content to lose.

Could be worse, we could be looking down the barrell of Mit Romney. I mean, Mit…Mit…what sort of a name is that? I have a theory that anyone in US political sphere who has a slightly odd name will go down in flames eventually….think Scooter Libby. It only takes the American run offs to make you feel lucky.

Mitt? Newt?

What’s going on here?

johnboy 5:39 pm 18 Apr 12

We’re noting the great deal of locality in that story.

I-filed 5:38 pm 18 Apr 12

Not complaining! But when did Riotact decide to start covering federal politics?

madamcholet 5:01 pm 18 Apr 12

If I recall rightly they bonded over the writing of a book about Krudd’s dog – that might explain his closeness. I think Kevin sounds like a sociopath and would probable keep anyone close if they stroked his ego enough. Does not excuse JG from anything she has subsequenly done, including running an average government who seem content to lose.

Could be worse, we could be looking down the barrell of Mit Romney. I mean, Mit…Mit…what sort of a name is that? I have a theory that anyone in US political sphere who has a slightly odd name will go down in flames eventually….think Scooter Libby. It only takes the American run offs to make you feel lucky.

Thoroughly Smashed 4:10 pm 18 Apr 12

Dilandach said :

The piece only reinforces the view that Gillard is a wretched duplicitous human being.

A politician then?

Dilandach said :

I really dislike Australian politics as it has become today. Especially seeing we’re stuck with either team red or team blue. A choice between a kick in the nuts or a punch to the balls.

I do too and I agree.

Mysteryman 3:04 pm 18 Apr 12

Dilandach said :

The piece only reinforces the view that Gillard is a wretched duplicitous human being.

Couldn’t have said it better myself. I think it’s incredibly disappointing that she gets to lay claim to the honour of being our first ever female prime minister. An honour wasted on the dishonourable.

Dilandach 2:30 pm 18 Apr 12

The piece only reinforces the view that Gillard is a wretched duplicitous human being.

I really dislike Australian politics as it has become today. Especially seeing we’re stuck with either team red or team blue. A choice between a kick in the nuts or a punch to the balls.

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