Labor Picks a New Leader

No one ever doubted Kevin Rudd's grand ambitions. Likewise, nobody ever thought to stop him on the way to the top. The Australian Labor Party's new leader is among the hardest working members of federal Parliament. And he's never met a TV camera or radio microphone he couldn't love. Clever? Let Rudd set you straight, on any topic from Asia to Zion. That he was not a creature of Labor's factions or a pol-bot molded by the unions, did not in the end harm the 49-year-old Queenslander in a below-the-radar quest to lead his party.

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