Something very weird is going on in the Australian Labor Party.
About a year ago, Rudd was advised by somebody that he had the overwhelming majority if he were to call a leadership spill. Rudd called for a spill and he was obliterated in the poll.
This time around, somebody advised Crean that if he called for a leadership spill, Rudd would be nominated and would have the overwhelming majority of ALP support. Crean pulled the trigger and Rudd declared that he wouldn’t stand.
Somebody is making mischief in the ALP. My bet is on that person being the same person who keeps leaking nonsense statements to the media (as revealed on Insiders, the person called various journalists with a rumour which wasn’t possible to be true).
It’s high time that the media does what it’s supposed to do: let the public know who it is who’s leaking.
In September, I’ll go to the ballot box choosing between my local Liberal candidate and the local ALP candidate (Andrew Leigh). Although my natural instinct is to vote for the Coalition, I find them utterly odious. At the same time, so long as I don’t know who it is who is leaking from within the ALP, how can I trust any of the ALP candidates?