Bob Carr, Mitt Romney and Julie Bishop – at least one of them doesn’t belong on the world stage

When Australia’s Foreign Minister, Bob Carr met with US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney interesting things ensued.

One of the things that Carr said was “America is just one budget deal away from ending all talk of America being in decline.”

While that is not something a Republican would want to hear – much like Tony Abbott here, the Republicans would rather destroy their economy and put millions out of work, if it meant putting one man – Obama – out of a job.

Apparently Julie Bishop saw something terrible in that quote. She said that Carr was talking about the decline of the US and it ‘will be seen as an unwelcome intervention into the US presidential election’ and that ‘it’s highly embarrassing for Julia Gillard’.

I suppose in Julie Bishop’s world Carr’s comment could be misinterpreted in the negative – completely unlike John Howard’s comments during the US 2008 elections.

Howard attacked Barack Obama by drawing comparisons with terrorists and Al Qaeda.

I think that would just encourage those who wanted completely to destabilise and destroy Iraq, and create chaos and victory for the terrorists to hang on and hope for (an) Obama victory… If I was running al-Qaeda in Iraq, I would put a circle around March 2008, and pray, as many times as possible, for a victory not only for Obama, but also for the Democrats.

Carr’s praise for the strength and resilience of the US economy does not even come close to comment by Howard.

The embarrassment would be never ending if Julie Bishop was to become Foreign Minister. She is nowhere near being in the same class as Bob Carr, or former FM Kevin Rudd.


8 Comments to “Bob Carr, Mitt Romney and Julie Bishop – at least one of them doesn’t belong on the world stage”

  1. if abbott becomes pm you don’t really think she will remain in her position do you?

  2. Bishop probably read “her” comments by someone somewhere and thought that sounds about right.

  3. Oooh! You’ve made it very difficult. I can only pick one? Two would be so much better!

    Romney — a free-marketeering ultra conservative intent on maintaining Republican domination of America and its economic wealth, or;
    Bishop (Julie, not to be confused with the one with the funny hairdo) — a free-marketeering ultra conservative intent on maintaining Liberal domination of Australia and its economic wealth, but not quite as bright as Romney?

    The decision of Solomon is required here: Cut them both in half! 😉

  4. Bishop is just trying to cover for Abbott’s gaffe in slagging off Australia to an overseas audience. Just more of the Liberal spin cycle

    • good point – Ive long suspected that when ever the Right point and accuse, it is usually a reflection of what theyre doing… when Tony accuses others of ‘stunts’ it is because he is all stunts and no policy, when they accuse the Left of classwarfare it is because they are conducting classwarfare… accusing others of gaffes is standard deflection

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