In an opinion piece in yesterday's Sydney Morning Herald, Kevin Rudd's former international aid adviser, Daniel Street, had this to say of his former boss:
"Rudd's only interests were the needs of others, and particularly those living on the margins. Far from the cameras, and between a busy work schedule, it was edifying to see him carve out time to provide care and comfort to those who have no home." (Listening, caring Rudd has always been here to help)
What a pity then St Kevin didn't confine himself to running soup kitchens and offering free hugs in Australia's towns and cities, because when it comes to his foreign policy record, all I can remember of the first Rudd ministry is his charity work for those most wretched of the earth, the Israelis.