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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Thank You Prime Minister


It's obvious, the excitement is just busting out of me, you can tell. I have never been prouder of a Prime Minister than I was of Kevin. I really thought here was a man that other global leaders could aspire too. He is articulate, empathetic and so educated!
Not since Paul Keating have I admired an economic mind so much.
Keeping Australia out of the global depression was nothing short of miraculous. I grew up studying economics and politics with the common phrase "when America gets a cold, Australia gets the flu". Well not this time buddy.
He was a man for all people.
I met Kevin Rudd at the State Labor conference in Launceston a couple of years ago not long after he had become Prime Minister. I remember that afternoon thinking what a wonderful country I live in when I can be with the PM in the morning and mucking out the chook shed in the afternoon.
I knew he was going to expect me to answer simple questions but even preparing myself in those minutes before we were finally face to face was a waste. I was completely overwhelmed and rendered insensible. The US presidential elections were well underway and I chose to do a Hillary Clinton dressing in a mono-colour suiting style (wish I had chosen black, much more flattering)
His speech that day was wonderful and I swear he was looking right at me when he said....




"....it is this big"
....his budget thank you very much!
...actually I don't remember what he said at this point but I do know that his is the photo I carry in my wallet, sorry Craig!

4 comments:

  1. great post Tanya, I totally agree with you and it was a sad day when we lost Kevin as PM and a ruthless way it was done. The rest of the world must think we are a pathetic nation run by factions and miners!

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  2. Oh Tanya, I was there along side you when you met Kevin....you were totally speechless and it was so beautiful to witness, someone so totally in awe of the person they were meeting. I am sure Kevin is disappointed that he will no longer be seeing you at State Conferences either xx

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  3. Happy for you that you like Kevin.
    As an anti pulp mill Tasmanian, I despair of our major parties.
    Chrisartisth

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