This morning former Queensland Labor Treasurer Keith de Lacy called for Kevin Rudd to be replaced because he is an “item of ridicule”. This is the first eruption from Labor, but the tectonic plates have been grinding for a while.
Greg Rudd, Kevin’s older brother, isn’t too keen on his political skills either. During the week Simon Crean appeared to undermine Rudd’s position on the RSPT, and Gary Grey gave an interesting interview to Fran Kelly on Radio National Breakfast.
Robert Gordon Menzies was the last Australian Prime Minister not to make it to his first election as PM after winning the preceding one. Will Kevin Rudd follow in his steps?
You’d have to rate it a reasonable chance this morning.