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Me, on the hand? Extremely disappointed. So when Kevin Rudd visited New Zealand, the press pack had a lovely bio on Helen Clark (who a New Zealander tried to convince me once, had a husband):

Apparently prepared three years ago and intended only for private use inside the Australian government, the frank and unflattering portrait of Miss Clark labels her views “generally left wing, with foreign policy perspectives forged during the Vietnam War”.

It adds: “Clark is renowned for her managerial skills, the discipline she demands from those around her and her tight control of all things Labour undertakes under her leadership.

“She does not trust those outside a small circle in Labour and her chief of staff, Heather Simpson, is known as the second most powerful person in NZ.”

Anyone care to speculate what the Aussie Foreign Ministry internal portrait might be for Abdullah Ahmad Badawi?

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