"According to the Bishop of London, the election of Mr Rudd as prime minister in November 2007 was something of "an Obama moment'' for Australia."
Or, not so much.
"He has a reputation as a politician who takes ethics very, very seriously.''
Along with symbolic forums and inquiries that lead to nowhere, not to mention an abiding commitment to grocery prices.
The bishop was not the only one full of praise for Mr Rudd.
"And Kevin is a man of great vision and courage, and I think you can see why he is a very successful prime minister of Australia,'' Mr Brown said.
"Thank you very much for coming to speak today, we are very grateful."
Meh, we've heard his speeches. After the speeches: not so grateful.
If they like him so much, maybe they can keep him.
Gushy, gushy coverage ... here