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Therese Rein says “if” to Lodge move

By Gungahlin Al - 29 November 2007 29

Strangely, most media reports about Therese Rein’s “fact finding mission” to Canberra except for this one from ABC chopped out a key (to Canberrans anyway) bit at the end of her quote. Her full grab was:

“I’m actually on a fact-finding mission really to find out about possible schools for [our son] Marcus and to go back and have a discussion with him about what the options might be if we move down here.” [Al’s emphasis]

Disappointing given the pretty clear assurances given, that there would even be an “if” in that statement, particularly after the hoo-hah from Labor about the extra costs caused by everyone trucking up to Kirribilli all the time.

And how does one offer the requisite security on a suburban house in Brissy?

It wouldn’t be a good way to kick things off…

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Therese Rein says “if” to Lodge move
Mr Evil 4:36 pm 29 Nov 07

God, Rudd has enough trouble keeping Garrett in-line: he doesn’t need his ‘bitch’ to start causing him further trouble.

Impassive 4:16 pm 29 Nov 07
tickboom 4:13 pm 29 Nov 07

Agreed with you there, Thumper. I couldn’t care whether or not the PM (with or without his family) lives in the Lodge, and I think Canberra media should get over it.

boomacat 4:12 pm 29 Nov 07
Cameron 4:06 pm 29 Nov 07

Rudd was pretty clear in his press conference this afternoon. He will live at the Lodge. I guess it is possible the family won’t be joining him on a permanent basis.

boomacat 4:05 pm 29 Nov 07

Maybe she’s just talking about her and the kids?

jono1 3:18 pm 29 Nov 07

Maybe Terry is just worried about the prospect of having to live near Stanhope for the next few years.
I imagine the relationship between Kevin and Jon would be a bit similar to the one between Dubya and John Howard was…

Thumper 3:11 pm 29 Nov 07

Nah, hypocritical is to big a word for it.

Maybe I should have said, ‘slightly hypocritical’ as frankly I don’t care where the PM lives.

tickboom 3:07 pm 29 Nov 07

How would it be ironic, exactly? Or were you using the Alanis Morrisette definition of irony? Perhaps you meant ‘hypocritical’, rather than ironic?

Impassive 2:58 pm 29 Nov 07

Kevin stated during the election campaign that he would base himself in Qld, so I would be surprised if the family moved down..

Skidbladnir 2:54 pm 29 Nov 07

The article was from Wenesday, when she was in town.
The quotes were from Wednesday, when she was in town.
After the election.

fnaah 2:47 pm 29 Nov 07

This is unlikely, but not impossible: maybe the quote was from the day of the election, or before, thus the “if” was “if labor wins”.


GnT 2:19 pm 29 Nov 07

Maybe the “if” refers to Therese and Marcus. Perhaps they are considering the option of the rest of the family remaining in Brisbane while Kevin moves here alone. (Wouldn’t be great for the marriage, but it could work).

Or perhaps Therese is in denial?

Thumper 2:18 pm 29 Nov 07

It would be ironic to say the least…

Mr Evil 2:13 pm 29 Nov 07

Maybe it was a non-Core promise?

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