LETTER: Rudd not right for UN job
THOSE of us who survived the Rudd- Gillard years will remember that three boys lost their lives in the insulation debacle.
It stands as a record of how political decisions can affect private lives of citizens.
Rudd spent our $38 billion surplus recklessly in the first three months of his leadership.
His spending spree has cost us all in the ensuing years, under successive leadership, to the point of no return to the glory years of budget surplus under Costello and Howard.
We need to be reminded that Labor are big spenders, huge borrowers and financially challenged to pay the bills.
We have not recovered and are in a worse situation than historically ever recorded.
To think such a leader has the UN leadership in mind, to run the world, is preposterous.
He is, according to Corey Bernardi, a megalomaniac, narcissistic politician, a legend in his own mind.
This is too scary to be true, that such a personality would like to lead the world's monitoring body, in today's social and political predicament!
Mr Turnbull and other politicians feared his nomination would bring discredit not only to our nation, but put the security of the West in jeopardy.
Common sense has decreed that he, for all his ambitions travelling all over the world, being seen in the presence of the greats, he has nothing to offer but his own credentials. It would be a travesty if such a person, full of his own ambitions and self-importance, were to make decisions of huge consequences for the U.N., as he made to the detriment of the Australian economy.
ELOISE ROWE Marcoola