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Kevin Rudd makes waves overseas... [Apr. 6th, 2008|01:57 pm]
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Kevin Rudd salute starts making waves (HeraldSun article)

Gerard McManus and Mark Kenny

April 05, 2008 12:00am

FOR Kevin Rudd, it was a friendly salute but to others an insulting gesture or a sign Australia was kowtowing to the world's super-power.

Mr Rudd was standing on his own when he saw President Bush, saluted and walked across the room to greet him. "I went over and had a chat," Mr Rudd said.


Greens leader Bob Brown said that unwitting or not, Mr Rudd's salute belittled Australia. "We are not the 51st state of the United States of America and Mr Rudd's salute carried a subservient connotation many Australians won't like," he said.

Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson slammed the gesture. "I think it's conduct unbecoming of an Australian prime minister and Mr Rudd appears to conduct himself in one manner when he thinks the television is upon him and another when it is not," Dr Nelson said.

I believe Kevin08 is currently in the United Kingdom kowtowing to Gordon Brown and possibly shaking hands with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Queen of Australia).


A person from an agency rang on Friday and arranged an interview for me tomorrow. I awoke early Saturday morning and emailed to cancel the interview. I have a number of appointments I wish to keep - including three days MYOB training and an appointment with "the doc" and "the doc" and I also have a company to run. He asked for a reference from the last place I worked and I gave him the name of my US born supervisor. I was told that he had left because (like me) he was upset at "the muddle". Anyway he knew how to contact this person and gave him a call. I was told the subsequent reference revealed I was considered "reliable and dependable" with "a dry sense of humour". I have no idea where he got the impression I have any sense of humour whatsoever. Nicole of Salmat (2006) also referred to my weird sense of humour and remarked that she'd miss it when the contract came to an end. I had to explain to her that I don't have a sense of humour.

I walked to the venue for the "Penrith South cabinet meeting" being held on Tuesday 15th. April yesterday. Mr. Rudd should be there. He's listed as being a one of the cabinet who will be seeking feedback from residents in and around the Penrith area. I must check the horoscope for that day. I don't wish to become a victim of "the" (hypothetical) "Penrith South Terrorist Massacre" and/or make headlines for being waved to by the Prime Minister of Australia.