King Kev in happier times

King Kev in happier times. Illustration: Rocco Fazzari

If the recent launch of Maxine McKew’s book Political Trenches was an attempt to heal wounds and move on it could be best rated as a failure.
Perhaps the book would have been better titled Hands Up If You Like Kevin Rudd.
There is no forgive and forget, just the reopening of old wounds and a further opportunity for the Kevin ’13 supporters to stoke the fire.
The problem with this coup is that the king is not quite dead and, as this week's espresso video animation shows, a deeply wounded King Kevin is not a pretty sight.