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Not sure whether this or something similar was posted before, but it's a good read anyway.


No matter what side of the AISLE you're on, THIS is FUNNY


and VERY telling! It just all depends on how you look at the same






Judy Rudd an amateur genealogy researcher in Southern


Queensland, was doing some personal work on her family tree. She


discovered that Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's great-great uncle, Remus


Rudd, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Melbourne in


1889. Both Judy and Kevin Rudd share this common ancestor.






The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the


gallows at the Melbourne Gaol:


On the back of the picture Judy obtained during her research


is this inscription: 'Remus Rudd horse thief, sent to Melbourne Gaol


1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Melbourne-Geelong train six times.


Caught by Victoria Police Force, convicted and hanged in 1889'






So Judy recently e-mailed Prime Minister Rudd for


information about their great-great uncle. Remus Rudd:




Believe it or not, Kevin Rudd's staff sent back the


following biographical sketch for her genealogy research:




"Remus Rudd was famous in Victoria during the mid to late


1800s. His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable


equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Melbourne-Geelong






Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to


government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with


the railroad.




In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by


the Victoria Police Force. In 1889, Remus passed away during an


important civic function held in his honour when the platform upon


which he was standing collapsed."






NOW That's how it's done, Folks!:ah_oh:




That's real POLITICAL SPIN. (About the only thing they do excel at)




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