The Fin Reviewâ€™s well-briefed Tony Walker made an excoriating full-frontal attack today on Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd. He acted appallingly on a recent trip to the Middle East, poking sticks into multiple beehives, and is a nuisance the federal government doesnâ€™t need. If an election was held today, federal Labor would lose, and while that might turn-around, it seems inevitable, regardless of the next election result, that Rudd wonâ€™t be staying on as Foreign Minister. Some think heâ€™s positioning for a senior role at the United Nations, where if he shows the same diplomatic skills described by Walker, we can be sure heâ€™d be able to turn small border disputes into fully-fledged wars.
THE FOREIGN MINISTER: Rudd causes offence wherever he goes as the nation’s undiplomatic minister for diplomacy