Professional journalist Leo Shanahan stands up for
…the Australian peoples [sic] right to know how [Gillard] became to be [sic] Prime Minister.
Leo is weighing that against the right of Gillard and Rudd to have the confidentiality of their private discussions respected. A real quandary!
Fortunately, however, I have a really simple answer to “the Australian people’s” apparent curiosity – one that doesn’t require us to get all excited about Laurie Oakes’ vacuous Canberra gossip.
Q: How did Gillard become Prime Minister?
A: The Labor MPs indicated that they were going to vote to make her their leader, and Kevin Rudd resigned.
Man, that was easy. I wonder why it’s taken some people almost a month to figure it out.