Responding to Kev's statements about Tibet while he is traipsing around China, KD effused:
"Your most amazing prime minister has been very fearless in his answers and very, very graceful," Lang said.
"I'm very very proud of Kevin Rudd for being so focused and clear on his answers and his approach.
"I'm very moved by him."
Which is nice for KR and KD.
"Tibet is purely an internal affair and none of the foreign countries or other groups has any right to interfere."
Scaredy-cat opposition leader Brendan Nelson, sitting out of harm's way in Oz, said he supported Mr Rudd's criticism on human rights but added:
"I don't know whether it's wise to have broadcast as publicly as he seems to be doing."
Sure Brendan, these things should be kept in a secret box in the wardrobe.
BTW – was there anyone else whose shriveled black heart pounded with suspicion when the Chinese government announced that 45 would-be terrorists had been arrested, caught red handed with every thing from guns to poison-laced food – allegedly for use on and force-feeding of foreign journalists and athletes, come the Olympics.
Not sure how many alleged Muslims with alleged Al Qaeda links are allegedly lurking in China, but I would have figured about three and a half. Five point seven, absolute tops.
Remarkable timing too. You can't buy that sort of beaut PR in the midst of rolling protests against your country, can ya, hey, can ya??!!
Back to Oz for a finishing flourish: swimmer Libby Trickett (nee Lenton) said kidnap plots were "every swimmer's worst nightmare".
Ummm, really Libby?