Monday, February 14, 2011

Not a good look

Former Australian prime ministers kissing up to despots - it's not a good look. Kevin Rudd as Foreign Minister of Australia met with the now-deposed former dictator of Egypt Hosni Mubarak as recently as December of last year, Rudd reportedly silent on the issue of elections that had recently been rigged in that country, while other countries had taken issue with this abuse.

I'm reminded of the time way back in 1995 when the former PM of Australia Bob Hawke with his second wife Blanche d'Alpuget were all over the Australian media like a rash gushing about what a great place "Myanmar" was, Myanmar being the name given to the country Burma by its military junta, but a name that was not recognized by the government of Australia. Apparently one of Australia's tackiest couples had recently been to Burma on business, Hawke meeting with the trade minister of the government of Burma, a visit that was condemned by many people at the time. I couldn't find any mention of Myanmar or Burma on the Wikpedia page about Bob Hawke. Isn't that funny?

Sack Rudd before he causes more damage
Andrew Bolt
Herald Sun. December 15, 2010.

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