November 20, 2007 | Graham

Good Samaritan Kev

11 days ago I blogged about the Prime Minister’s reaction to a woman being knocked down in front of him. I said it might have been a defining moment in the campaign, but I never expected there to be a book-end to the incident.

When school girl Rebecca Sanders fainted and fell over during a Kevin Rudd press conference, it was the future Prime Minister who knelt to help her – a clear contrast to Howard. These two incidents truly do define the campaign.

Posted by Graham at 4:35 pm | Comments (5) |
Filed under: Australian Politics


  1. It’s such a winning contrast for Rudd that over on, the Young Liberal commentators-in-residence are insisting that it must have been staged. I almost believe them.

    Comment by Jason — November 21, 2007 @ 8:37 am

  2. quite right. if this were the usa lib apparatchiks would be scanning this girls history to find the connection to rudd, and might well find one.
    but bucolic oz is not that advanced on the road to depravity. probably.

    Comment by al loomis — November 21, 2007 @ 10:28 am

  3. In between gorging themselves on turkey, the people over at Tim Blair think that the Jihad-Jackie pamphlets affair seems like a negative for the Governmen only on the surface. they think it could well help the Coalition at the, um, shall we say, subliminal, level.
    i don’t think they would notice rudd helping to pick someone up

    Comment by Jez — November 23, 2007 @ 8:13 pm

  4. Staging is legitimate! It beats pushing a wheel chair or searching for a dead whale, but then there is plenty of animal stories in the bottom draw. Who has the most to hide? the challenger of course!

    Comment by Dallas — November 24, 2007 @ 12:50 am

  5. I can’t believe that it was staged. That would involve turning a young school into essentially a liar. No campaign would run the risk of that for an essentially gratuitous photo-op. It’s just Providence. The High Anglican God in Brisbane is beating-up on the low anglican god in Sydney!

    Comment by Graham Young — November 24, 2007 @ 8:19 am

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