It's leadership ballot day and Newspoll shows Labor's primary vote at a 12 month high and the Gillard Government behind in the two party preferred vote by a mere 47-53%. No wonder Tony Abbott looked subdued when he flew into Canberra yesterday!
What did leading press gallery journalists think of Kevin Rudd's communications skills as prime minister, ooh, a mere 21 months ago? Read it here and be amazed.
Best from the Weekend:
"The World According to Rudd: an insider's guide", Laurie Oakes, The Punch
Smart marginal ALP MPs don't think a souffle can rise twice, Misha Schubert & Stephanie Peatling, Age
Kevin's "faceless men" charge has no legs, Dennis Atkins, Courier Mail
"The truth is, Rudd was impossible to work with", James Button, Age
"Kevin has treated them all like sh-- unnecessarily too many times", Cosima Marriner, Canberra Times
Up a Venetian canal without a paddle, Anne Summers SMH
"Schools we can envy", Diane Ravitch NYRB
"I had not understood school was compulsory", Hilary Mantel LRB
Chinese rush Obama web page, AP/Jakarta Post
Marie Colvin, Anti-Narcissist, Jenny McCartney, Daily Telegraph
"What drives Stella McCartney?" Cathy Horyn NYT
The asexuality movement, Rosie Swash, Guardian