She is indeed a slave to the unions same as Kristina Keneally in NSW, she may not even realise it yet but everything she does will have to be run past these bastards, SO regardless of how good a person she may be , she is from this point on a puppet of the unions.
This will be very hard for her she may crack under the strain.
Rudd as amazing as it seems didn't realise how unpopular he was until he faced the figures and was forced to fall on his sword.
He was totally out of touch and it's a good thing he's gone.
What the libs should do now is GIVE the leadership to Costello NOW, that would ensure Labor get the arse, Labor is still Labor no matter who's leading them, they failed under Rudd they will fail under Gillard.
Unbelievably Gillard is still droning on about how Labor were responsible for us avoiding the GFC and even treasury officials are saying that they overreacted . spent too much money on stimulus and generally stuffed up.
If Costello was Lib leader he would pull her apart like a rag doll.