What a miserable pack of entitled flakes and fakes these Australian politicians are.
Kevin Rudd for one:
"Not even a resounding election defeat could clip the wings of Kevin 747. In his first three months out of office, former prime minister Kevin Rudd went on a jet-lag inducing odyssey of eight foreign capitals, spending 60 days outside Australia. The Mandarin speaker met Chinese officials and delivered speeches in Beijing on four separate, week-long trips in September, October and November. He has flown to New York and London three times, Paris twice and had engagements in Washington, Bahrain, Zurich and Toronto." (Staying active: retiring Rudd keeps up life of a jet-setter, Heath Aston, Sydney Morning Herald, 24/1/14)
Why not Israel? After all wasn't Rudd the bloke who once declared that he had "support for Israel in his DNA"?
Bob Carr for another:
"It reads like the bucket list of a dedicated sightseer. Except Bob Carr managed to tick of some of the world's must-see tourist and cultural destinations in just 19 months as foreign minister. The history buff found time in a hectic schedule of official meetings to visit 67 sites in 30 separate countries." (Top role took Carr on journey of a lifetime, Heath Aston, Sydney Morning Herald, 24/1/14)
What, no Israel? Wasn't he a founding member of NSW Labor Friends of Israel back in the 70s?