Former Labor Leader Kim Beazley was infamous for speaking in a way that was too complicated.
Kim Beazley never got to be Prime Minister.
Kevin Rudd is Prime Minister.
Kevin Rudd has made another speech.
He has learnt from Kim's mistakes.
But he went too far.
It is full of repetition.
Often mindless, mindless repetition.
Kevin's speech writer thinks that by having four sentences in a row that start with "It is..." he is creating a similar effect to Churchill fighting them on the beaches, or Luther King having a dream.
He is mistaken.
He is wrong.
He is a dickhead.
And therefore, so is Kevin.
Two sentences cannot go together.
To make a paragraph.
Because that would be wrong.
It is full of cliches, because he is in it for the long haul, is not offering blank cheques, and we are still in harm's way.
And there are some supremely stupid sentences.
"I would also argue that we must make progress."
And many that are not sentences at all.
That is all.
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