Many people hold the view that the Queen's representative in Canberra should be above reproach. Others, myself included, think that when the job, which is the biggest sinecure in the land is handed on a platter to someone who is;
. an old friend of the Rudd family and
. holds the same political views as her appointer
. actively pursues the PM's political agenda,
Then doubts will be raised,and pursued
The Rudd/Bryce relationship is a cosy little set up. No sooner had the Rudds settled into the Lodge than they they decided to install Ms Reine's old friend Ms Bryce in Government House and to give her a hefty pay rise.
They kicked out the long serving vice-regal official secretary and replaced him with Mr Stephen Brady a long time friend of Mr Rudd and whose partner Peter Stephens is personal adviser to Ms Reine.
A treasured friend of the Bryce's and frequent visitor to Govt. House is Bill Shorten the former union heavy who gained fame by grandstanding at Beaconsfield. He has dumped his wife, to whom he is indebted for his rise to party heights, to take up with Bryce's daughter Chloe, who left her husband.
I could go on. But for anyone who is interested it is all there in lurid detail on the NewsCom web site. Just enter "quentin bryce" 'in Search and you will be rewarded.
Of course these are News Ltd. versions, and they have a habit of telling it like it is. The Fairfax press may treat her more kindly. After all she is a leftie from way back.