Firstly, I will say Jones' comments were unacceptable and insensitive.
But no-one has mentioned this from Carr's speech writer? Why are labor so hell bent on cherry picking anything they can and then dragging it on for days and days while conveniently ignoring any such insensitive writings from their own side?
Do labor supporters ALSO condemn this written by Bob Elliss (Bob Carr's speech writer). Or are they just hypocrites?
She fled an important conference, and a meeting with Vladimir Putin, because her father had died at 83, and fled home weeping to Adelaide.
Leaving a battlefield because of a dear one’s death is not what she lets our soldiers do. They must stay, and fight on till battle’s end.
Yet she thinks she is different somehow. She is allowed her girly tears and her time off, playing hookey from her national obligations, her duty.
The latest conference had a day to run. The funeral wouldn’t occur for about five days. There was time to get home and comfort her mum before then. Her sister was on hand, doing so already. Many Australians overseas when a parent dies don’t get to the funeral. That is the way things go sometimes.
But not for Gillard. She is what Schwarzenegger might call a ‘girly man’. She goes AWOL.
Will Carr apologise for the disgraceful comments his speechwriter made about Gillard’s late father?