December 1, 2007

Power plays: week one

Remember just a few short days ago (see previous post):

"Rudd and Gillard are not in power for power's sake."

Yeah, sure, right.

Turns out that Gillard, who, as Deputy Prime Minister, has carte blanch to pick her own portfolio - err, oops - not quite: any portfolio except Treasury.

It's like this: Gillard wanted Treasury. Rudd said no.

Gillard then demanded both IR and education, so that she can overshadow and outshine new Treasurer Swan, presumably on the basis of volume of work and getting her face in the MSM.

(None of them are in it for the love of power though. It's all about being the saviors who will avert global catastrophe.)

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