"As for Rudd, she must have a gun to her head for spurting out all that crap."
Not at all.
She's very much a part of the "Coalition of the willing" as "W" put it.
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." as Upton Sinclair put it.
Where would a Home Secretary be without a sea of "threats" to wave at voters come election time?