A confidential US cable, discloses a secret meeting Bill Shorten had with the US Consul General in Melbourne on the 11th June 2009. The meeting, solely to present his Prime Ministerial credentials, was within the time-frame of the unions' decision to replace Rudd with either him or Gillard. 

A desperate attempt to gain the nod over Gillard failed as his profile was not equal to her's of Deputy PM. 

In the end, Bill Ludwig and the NSW Right opted for Gillard, at the same time giving Shorten an assurance he could consider himself heir apparent.

Seeking to pad a somewhat dull union CV, Shorten had discussed his political leanings and ambitions with the Consulate. His description of himself varied wildly from reality. 

A US diplomat in attendance wrote, “Shorten was highly critical of current Australian union leadership. He was at pains to show he was business friendly. He said he had an MBA from Melbourne University and he kept talking about how close he was to the late cardboard king billionaire, Richard Pratt.

“He continually criticised union leaders saying he, unlike them, was willing to listen to business concerns.”

Shorten also told the diplomat that the Federal Government “already has plenty of duties” and that he, “did not want to see additional powers delegated to Canberra.”

In his written report back to Washington the Consul General wrote: “Shorten makes no bones about his ambitions. Despite his lukewarm relationship with Prime Minister Rudd, he struck us as highly ambitious but willing to wait (at least for a while) for his moment in the sun.”

Mmmm, it appears when appearing to be rational to the Yanks, Shorten’s Marxist views are nowhere to be seen.

The cable was buried in thousands of a Wikileaks bulk release.
 

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TT. I think you are on the button here but let us all hope that someone other than the Krudd is installed as leader.

That however is unlikely as all the ALp is interested in at this juncture is losing as few seats as possible and they see more percentage in attracting voters with Kruddy.

We can only hope that either the ALP go for some other sacrificial leader ie Crean etc OR that TA is then able to call a disssolution if he his appointed caretaker.

JimmyTheDip
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JimmyTheDip

The Polls are getting to this government, it’s great to watch the negativity and hypocrisy in full flight.

gollygosh
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gollygosh

oh well, have fun. nothing changes. tomorrow will be the same. ho hummm. still sleeping.

gollygosh
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gollygosh

NOT HUNGRY !

gollygosh
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gollygosh

sure, why not ? got the picture yet ?

gollygosh
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gollygosh

protected, they all are. got dirt on each other. you dance with the devil……………..

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Illegals also get free dental care, TT. This is no longer available to Australians with chronic medical problems due to dental issues.

Corporalselwyngeorge
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Corporalselwyngeorge

this is not my rant but it,s official from the treasury after 5 years 95% of huzzari,s fkn afghans are still on the taxpayers tit , what abbott has to do is to tell the N W O + THE UN TO GET F;,.KED then after 3 yrs if these illegals are still rusty rifle,s (won,t fire or work) piss them off back to where they come from , maybe some of bloggers might missed a remark from the A F P or A S I O that they gave them mobile phones so as to find out where they… Read more »

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AND do not forget the lazy $50 mil the narrcisstic brain dead oxygen thief the milkybar kid A K A krudd.also handed over to youly olobambam or what ever his name is

Corporalselwyngeorge
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Corporalselwyngeorge

(WHICH ONE?) my mail is that there is more then one, if that’s being true there must be a lot of short sighted fkn women in need of O P S M in V I C

Corporalselwyngeorge
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Corporalselwyngeorge

yes they,ll get something alright a 7,62 bullet

Fedup
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Fedup

That’s really nice of the Indons to give us the OK to pick up what is effectively their rubbish/responsibility in their back yard.

I still say why aren’t the Indons going out to rescue them?

Jagger65
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Jagger65

why should we have to pay to search for illegals….if they
want to get in a leaky boat that is there problem…..they know
the risks…hopefully the Navy cant find them.

Fedup
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Fedup

The major point of what you say is the boat is North of Cocos. Closer to Indonesia than Australia yet it falls on us to go to the rescue. I am normally more humane but I am now at the point where I am forced to say, Where’s the Indonesian Navy or Sea Rescue Services in this matter. Surely it is closer to their services and country than ours.

Or is it that Indonesia really are inhumane, irresponsible and care nothing for loss of life. Perhaps it is something to do with the doctrines of the Islamic faith.

RaySist
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Yes, you don’t want to get crook in Oz.

The system is clogged with illegal’s.

While Aussies lay moaning in overcrowded corridors that look more like a hospital in some third world country.

Pretty bloody scary.

HerrMajuscule
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Government education is designed to create drones, not thinkers.

http://www.naturalnews.com/040552_autism_children_genius_IQ.html

Alan Jones this morning – talking to Kevin Donnelly — The Gonski education revolution is a Fabian Socialist indoctrination of our children designed to consign to the memory hole all knowledge of the Christian structure on which this country was basically founded.

I am not racist, but I am firmly of the belief that you cannot mix religions.

RaySist
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RaySist

Bought my blue tie this morning to wear to the polling booth on the big day.

Stubbies, singlet & thongs to match!

Might buy another to strangle the red whore with !