Who’s the prostitute?
Opposition foreign affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd said the Australian diplomatic service would be "prostituted" if Senator Hill was posted to the UN when he left John Howard's ministry. Yeah....right. So the ALP never appointed any of their own people to ambassadorial or consulate positions when they were in power? What about the following;
28.6.75 Barnard LH (ALP) Resigned. Appointed Ambassador to Norway, Finland and Sweden 18.2.84 Johnson LR (ALP) Resigned. Appointed High Commissioner to NZ. 8.2.86 Jenkins HA (ALP) Resigned. Appointed Ambassador to Spain. 6.2.88 Hurford CJ (ALP) Resigned. Appointed Consul-General in New York. 9.3.94 Blewett N (ALP) Resigned. Appointed High Commissioner to the UK .The problem is most people won't bother to look these facts up and will just accept at face value what Rudd says. I can here the true believers, never ones to check their own history, waffling on now. It's true. Oh, my God. The Libs are prostituting government! Both parties use this system of political appoinments from time to time so I can't see what Rudd's point is, other than trying to score a cheap point. Rudd trying to score a cheap point....never!