We’ve lost our first female PM, deposed
By Kevin Rudd – a mirror image of
Her own ascent; opinion polls gave her
No chance against the mad monk Abbott, thought
To be more popular. I don’t quite get
Why Gillard’s so disliked: articulate
And quick, a great negotiator, loved
By those she works with. Seems to me the right
Wing shockjocks brought her down, as did sustained
Attacks by Doctor No. It happens here
In lucky Oz with voters disengaged
By more important matters: shopping, cash
And sport of course – so more inclined to spite
And vitriol from Murdoch’s press. We are
Illiterate in matters politic.
Recycled Kevin, he’s an odd one, loved
By those not close, disliked by most who’ve had
To work with him, has contradictions by
The score: so good at sound bites, tends to long
And complex thoughts when pushed; nerdy, said
To be religious, potty-mouthed at times.
I don’t trust Labor’s tinge of green; they tend
To lose it fast when challenged. They’ve become
Dysfunctional; corrupt in New South Wales
Especially. At least with Rudd there’s now
A chance that Abbott’s not a ‘cert’ ( has no
Belief in climate change, would drop our tries
At tackling greatest threat to life on earth).
So sad for Gillard, now she’s history, but
Achieved a lot with help from Greens; they’re more
Than ever needed now that Tony’s got
The prize in sight. He’s way too close to power
Of business, miners, might of Murdoch’s press.
More brutal, vengeful bully rarely have
I seen , would set the country back for years.