July 3, 2010

We like our heroes broken

Yes, it's stale news.

The rapid rise and equally rapid fall of K.Rudd.

Each event spectacular and history-making in it's own way.

Earlier this week, Malcolm Turnbull, of all people, wrote the most elegant, eloquent and deeply empathetic epitaph.

"As I watched the downfall of a man with whom I had battled day after day, I could feel the cruel emptiness engulfing him.

Someone asked me what I would say to him. There is nothing you can say. All I could think was: ''Someone should give this poor bastard a hug.''


Axed and humiliated ...


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