Saturday, June 21, 2008

Rudd never promised us a rose garden

"I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden, Along with the sunshine there's gotta be a little rain sometime.."

Someone thinks that song is about Rudd.

At the Press Gallery Midwinter Ball on Wednesday night it was chosen to introduce the Prime Minister, who then gave a wonderfully funny well-judged self-deprecating speech.

In today's Australian, John Lyons sheds light on why:

"The two words most commonly used about Rudd's office are chaotic and dysfunctional. One only need drop by to have that confirmed. "

Here's the full thing and the accompanying story.

Lyons wrote about Hawke's office years earlier.

I can say that I know of nothing that suggests Lyons is wrong, and several things that confirm what he is saying.

I'll also say that Rudd is a clever man, more than capable of getting everything working smoothly. I am sure that he will, in plenty of time.