The spill that wasn’t

MAYBE someone was passing out some Nimbin bikkies in the Press Gallery office, or perhaps some of that dynamite LSD that's going around the Mid-North Coast was dropped into the Press Gallery coffee urn.

Whatever it was, Page MP Janelle Saffin said there was never any chance Kevin Rudd was going to challenge Julia Gillard for the Prime Minister's job yesterday.

You wouldn't have known that, had you been following Twitter. The social media site was fairly ablaze with speculation by pollie pundits that Mr Rudd was ready to challenge or that one of the Faceless Men was about to tap Ms Gillard on the shoulder.

No matter that the PM had come off fairly well in the last opinion poll (better than the government overall, anyway), or that Mr Rudd had sworn off holding any political ambition after last year's disastrous spill (and, no, I can't type that with a straight face either).

Regardless, Ms Saffin said there was only one delegation to the Prime Minister's office yesterday - and that was her and Richmond MP Justine Elliot, who were meeting with Ms Gillard's staff to discuss issues within the Page and Richmond electorates.

Of course, both Ms Saffin and Ms Elliot backed Mr Rudd during last year's spill, so...

Crikey I'm hungry. What was in that biscuit?



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