I warm to you as a person and politician. Really, I do. I like that you like Bonhoeffer. I like that your face is round and that you smile. I like the way you talk to the camera and that you are in control of your pitch and pronunciation. I had high hopes for you as prime minister. I thought your apology to the stolen generations was thorough and superb.
I was disappointed when the greatest moral issue for our time became not so important to you. I was mad, but I probably would have gotten over it in time for the next election - especially if you had tried again.
I, like most of Australia, was cross with the way you were deposed by Julia Gillard and your own party. I thought it was premature. But that's the way our system works. We didn't elect you. We elected your party and they elected you. Then they un-elected you.
I was cross and I've never developed any affection for Julia. I understand that you've lost a lot of face through all that's happened and that must suck. You feel hurt. You think you've been wronged. Naturally you want justice. You want your old job back.
Kevin, I feel for you. I like you. I'm on your side.
But I don't think you should be prime minister. You colleagues all seem to agree that you are not a very nice person to work with. JG says that when you were PM she did all of the work. Many say that you are not a team player and seem unable to think beyond yourself. Others say that you were erratic and angry.
Have you considered that you might have a narcisstic personality disorder?
Follow that link, read the page (or better still, get your friends/family/acquaintances to read the page) and have a good, long, think.
Yours in democracy,