Who needs Scores when you’ve got the UN
In news just in: Kevin Rudd’s been in an incident in New York involving a shower and a delegation from New Zealand. Apparently it also had something to do with a horse.
Things are definitely hotting up for the PM in the United States. As I write this Mr Rudd is addressing the United Nations General Assembly about his plan for world domination. There’s a lot of talk of a “grand bargain.”
In a brief moment of lucidity during his address Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi appeared to endorse KRudd’s ambitions for the UN Security Council to be expanded.
And as if Mr 70%‘s head wasn’t already in grave danger of over-inflating, Bill Clinton has laid praise for our PM on with a trowel, calling him one of the most “well informed, well read, intelligent leaders in the world today”.
Thank God Mr Rudd wasn’t in Sydney yesterday or his ego might have blocked out what little sunlight managed to creep its way through the dust.
The love fest in the US has turned into an orgy of mutual admiration. This morning a clearly very excited Mr Rudd described a speech by US President Barack Obama as “one of the most powerful speeches by a United States president ever on the need to transform fundamentally the way in which we do business within the global order.”
Forget NY strip clubs, Rudd’s obviously getting off on all the diplomatic interaction. And you couldn’t blame the international relations fanatic fell into a bit of slump when he has to leave the Big Apple behind and come home to The Lodge.
In his press conference yesterday, the PM concluded with this:
The last thing I’d say is, having just co-chaired a session of some 20 or so Member States of the United Nations - at Head of Government level, at Foreign Minister level, and at Ministerial level - it is clear that there is strong support from developed and developing countries to conclude this deal. In the session that I have just co-chaired with the Korean President, I used the term that the world needs a “grand bargain” between developed economies and developing economies. It’s time to end the blame game between the developed world and the developing world.
Mmm, hot stuff. No wonder Paul Keating is feeling a little left out.
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