Full marks for old-school Rudd

Sep 2nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Opinion

Gerard Henderson: The saying that you cannot judge a book by its cover is a cliche of long standing. It serves as a reminder that an unacknowledged fact about truisms is they are invariably true. Another certitude turns on the proposition that a speech should not be judged merely by its delivery.

Kevin Rudd’s address to the National Press Club last Wednesday has been widely bagged in the media as boring and uninspiring. Rudd can be witty in off-the-cuff asides. However, he does push to the switch to flat when delivering the content part of his major talks - as distinct from introductory comments and responses during a question/discussion period.

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