No curtain call for Rudd's stage triumph

It's ironic that Kevin Rudd's strong stagecraft upstages Julia Gillard but then again Gillard can run a cabinet: To be successful both skills are required.

Late last year, former Prime Minister Paul Keating attended a major business dinner and told those who were listening that Julia Gillard "had not enough stagecraft skill to get herself out of this hole”.

I must emphasise that I was not at the dinner but I quote from an indirect source because Keating got it right. When you think about the Keating conclusion (made well before the current crisis), suddenly the current events make a lot more sense.

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