|Coffee pot, at 6.12am|
|Ekka decisions made|
Always tricky to keep to the main game when matters political start to take off. In the short time this morning that I was in a moderation meeting, the momentum, or #Ruddmentum as one cheeky cartoonist had termed it, was gaining ground.
It began with the existence of a petition (or not) to call a meeting of caucus and subsequent challenge to the leadership. A petition simply requires one third of signatures. I am, at this stage, a bit disappointed that our politics has come to this. The last week of the 43rd Parliament, an election looming anyway in September, it just seems petty and of course troubling from a teaching perspective. This is really poll-drived, ego-driven stuff. It is not defining a civil polity at all.
|Movement at the station,|
The kick-off is delayed. The nation awaits. In the end, it is a noted shift by so-called 'kingmaker' (I have other words in mind) Bill 'Machiavelli' Shorten that delivers the leadership to Kevin Rudd, 57-45. It is a bloodied end to the prime ministership of our first female prime minister...there is much to analyse over the next few days.
Oh, Queensland won. 26-6, on 26/6, here on my 6.12 blog. It was a numbers day.