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Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd appointed ambassador to U.S

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By Lewis Jackson

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Who cares?

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You must, because you bothered to reply.

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Serves them right.

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A sensible appointment from Australia.

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A true scholar of international relations with a deep understanding of the PRC and CCP.

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Rudd has been criticized as being too dovish on China in the past, but there is no doubt in his expertise, and it could be a good chance for China and Australia to rediscover some form of adult dialog and behavior. Just do a search of him on YouTube and have a listen to one of his many long form discussions for reference.

Reckon he’s a great choice for the job.

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The Americans are going to wonder what they did to deserve such a bad-tempered blowhard on the embassy circuit.

And I pity the embassy staff, especially if they accidentally bring him the wrong dish for dinner. Kev was twice dumped as PM, once by his party and once - thumpingly - by the electorate, for being an insufferably arrogant smarty-pants way out of his depth. Maybe Albo just wants him out of Australia, no matter what the cost.

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ok and so what?

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ok and so what?

Some people come across as really childish.

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Rudd is a good appointment for Australia.

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BurakuminDesToday 02:23 pm JST

ok and so what?

Some people come across as really childish.

This section is "World news". Not interested? Don't read and comment.

Rudd is a good appointment for Australia.

What exactly is childish on that comment?

Rudd is just another former AUS PM.So must be treated as something very special?I understad if you comment in The Australian or Sydney Morning Herald...or we are all australians here?

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ok and so what?

Some people come across as really childish. 

This section is "World news". Not interested? Don't read and comment

Nailed it.

As infantile as those who post ‘everyone knows’ or ‘nobody cares’.

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Readers, please comment on the story and not about each other.

why not give him a post in China I wonder....

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why not give him a post in China I wonder....

Good question. Perhaps he will simply serve better as an ambassador to America at this juncture?

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Kevin '07.

Kevin '11.

Kevin the bellend.

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