Hillary Clinton felt sorry for Kevin Rudd after Gillard rolled him - and who really put gender on the map in the Pacific?
Over the past few days I've been poring over the emails from Mrs Clinton's private email server.
Who owns "The Pivot'
Didn't we, not the White House first use the pivot?
Hillary's Forward Deployed Diplomacy
Forward Deployed Diplomacy was the thing. Even very, very senior people like Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt M. Campbell, AO, CNZM (yes the Order of Australia for his work on US/Aus relations) was instructed to report on it.
Who put gender on the map people? What's the story?
Jan Piercy is a banker friend of Mrs Clinton. She's writing about the Pacific Islands Forum for 2012.
Remember the Yellow Pages ad with "not happy, Jan". Hillary was very, very "not happy Jan" after that email. So not happy that she was up and typing at 4.45 in the morning. And Hillary copied just about everyone after her friend the banker let her know what was really going on in the world.
This was big! As Melanne (sic)well knows, we put gender events on the map in the Pacific.......So, what's the story?
Melanne got the hint. Anyone who sticks around with Clinton seems to adopt the same strategy in their communications. Praise her, talk about how busy she must be, how tired she must be, how great she is and how she never screws up.
It goes on and on and on and it gets worse.
The pettiness, the cattiness, the divisive character of this woman who flaps in the breeze on policy is breathtaking.
Gillard comes in for quite a few mentions.
In 2009 Deputy Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard flew to the US to meet with key US contacts. Clinton gave her 10 minutes.
Check out the "office time", private personal business and other internal meetings that meant Clinton could only give Gillard 10 minutes.
Clinton was kept informed as Gillard moved to roll Rudd. She wrote that she felt sorry about what Gillard did to him
Hillary sorry for Rudd
Rudd had his people call Hillary's people about jobs for Kev
This note is from the US Ambassador in Australia up the ladder for Hillary's ultimate attention (S is code for Secretary of State, i.e. Hillary).
And speaking of Steven Smith.....
Julia Gillard would do anything, absolutely anything to make sure Obama came to Australia
Even buying more from the US if needed?
What's it matter if you spend other people's money on an extra few of these..............
To make sure you get an album full of these?
Quite touching, isn't it?
Sorry Julia, he's just not that into you.