Apparently the Kevin 2013 version comes with a backbone. Fair enough, but if its going to be his new offensive weapon he should use it on someone other than himself.
Kevin’s latest stunt is to say that Labor will block the Liberals from abolishing the carbon tax because it is a core Labor policy.
Now, let me get this straight. This is the same Kevin who in 2010 was quite happy to jettison the whole ETS designed to deal with climate change the “greatest moral challenge” of our era because it was politically inconvenient.
But somehow three years later it is non-negotiable.
And this is the same Kevin who has criticised Tony Abbott because all he does is oppose, even when the government has a mandate.
If you needed a better illustration of the disintegration of the Labor campaign I can’t think of it.
Rudd tried to clean up his carbon tax mess by convincing us all that he had abolished the carbon tax. That was on July 16.
Here we are, not two months later, and someone, somewhere, is so convinced we want to pay more for our electricity that suddenly, not only reinstating the carbon tax, but forcing us all back to the polls in the next twelve months to make us vote for more expensive power, is a genius political strategy.
I’ll tell you what the average Joe and Jill are saying: “How loud do we need to yell at this mob before they will listen?”
The queues are going to be long and early on polling booths this Saturday. We’re not going to an election so much as a lynching…I suspect.