Rumours in Adelaide grow stronger that Kevin Rudd will appoint South Australian Premier Mike Rann has Ambassador to Italy.
He would replace Amanda Vanstone, whose term ends this year. Rann will need a new job, being damaged goods, and his wife, Sasha Carruozzo, has Italian parents.
This, of course, may help explain to some why Rann right now is fighting not for the interests of his state, but the interests of the man about to give him this lovely gift. Guess who got wheeled out to attack the strongest critic of Rudd’s controversial revolution in hospital spending, which experts warm could hurt the states:
Good doggie. Have an Italian biscuit.