Correct me if I'm wrong here, but didn't the ALP diss the previous government for verbally "supporting" Dubya Bush in his last campaign?
Now we have Rudd, not supporting a presidential nominee, rather, going one further and picking a favorite from the would-be nominees.Yes, Kev, without asking anyone in the antipodes, has decided that he, in his capacity as the Australian Prime Minister, should throw his public support behind Hillary Clinton.
Given that no-one in the US knows who Kev is, I'm not suggesting that his grand declaration is going to influence any votes of the superdelegate or garden-variety punter type, all the same, it has an awful whiff about it.
"Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has offered US Democrat presidential contender Hillary Clinton help with her campaign as the pair met in Washington before she headed to Pennsylvania to fight for her political survival.
After his successful visit with US president George W Bush last week, Rudd is now looking forward to cementing relations with the next leader of the world's premier superpower.
But he has stressed a non-partisan approach to the US election."