You Won't Fool the Voters of the Revolution

During the summer it's been surprising how much regular Australians have been talking about politics. And how quickly new Labor leader Kevin Rudd has become a fixture in that conversation. Rudd, 49, has insinuated himself into the familiar backdrop of holidays—cricket, barbecues and bushfires—without, it seems, getting up people's noses. Few days pass without the hyperactive Queenslander making his earnest contribution, on radio or TV, to the issue of the moment. It's said that Rudd also took a short break. Even workaholics need a few days to shoot TV ads, strategize and catch up on recreational reading about monetary policy and...

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