“This Guy Behind Me Is The Guy I Turn To When I Need A Second Opinion Or A Broader Perspective”

Kevin Rudd satire

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd introduced his chief policy advisor and most-trusted confidant to journalists today, during a press conference in Port Moresby. He said the two worked closely together on all policy decisions.

“This guy behind me is the guy I turn to when I need a second opinion or a broader perspective,” Mr Rudd explained. “When I need the ear of a switched-on, vastly experienced, multi-lingual, intellectual giant, he’s my go-to man.

“And would you know it, he’s a Queenslander too!” Mr Rudd said, in an obvious appeal to voters in his home state where the election may well be won and lost.

Mr Rudd said the appointment was all part of his new, consultative approach to governing. “When I said there would be more than just one person making policy decisions this time round, this is what I meant.

“When you vote Labor, you’re not just voting for Kevin Rudd. You’re voting for a team of Kevin Rudds,” Mr Rudd said.

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  1. cartoonmick

    July 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    It’s going to be an interesting time between now and the election, with much verbal jousting regardless of who is advising Rudd and Abbott.

    Promises and spin everywhere as we try to stay sane and sober throughout the onslaught we’re about to receive.

    But something we should all consider on our way to the election is, “on the international stage, do you want Abbott or Rudd speaking on Australia’s behalf ??”

    Which one projects the best “statesman” like image ?
    Which one is the most “professional”?

    And as you prepare to fill out your ballot slip, just think, “Would I buy a used car from this man?”

    Political cartoons on the Oz political turmoil can be seen here . . . .




  2. Emma

    August 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Yes Rudd would have my vote if, Australia was a large circus and he was applying for Ring Master. Is it too much to ask, for someone to run the Country fairly and with Economical competence. Of course if Rudd wins, we have given ourselves another 3 yrs of mellifluous twaffle and preening in any possible reflective surface.