The events of this last week had to happen for the Labour party. I am happy to see that the people with talent and principle are still standing and the deadwood has gone.
Rudd surprised me by not standing for leader when he was under pressure to do so, but the outcome could not have been better.
Fighting a campaign on two fronts is never easy. Now we can look forward to Julia Gillard fighting a campaign on a single front with the object of destroying the Australia Tea Party with its Forth Reich agenda.
With talent such as Plibersak, Combet and Shorten and others still there, and all capable of neutralizing little Mr Abbott I hope we can look forward to a period when policy and sanity prevail over lies and misinformation. We might even get a semblance of democracy.
There is still the problem of Murdoch, but with Rudd well truly out of the picture at least he will have a lot less ammunition.