The Libs are so desperate to take down Rudd they will go for his wife.
Witness today their glee when they discovered, via the Herald Sun, that a company Rudd's wife recently bought had underpaid workers in error.
HA! They screamed. Got you! Rudd's wife is an evil underpaying contract violating harpy.
And here is Rudd's response.
Federal Labor leader, Kevin Rudd, says his wife was told that a company she bought last year was paying all its staff properly.
News Limited newspapers have reported today that a company owned by Mr Rudd's wife Therese Rein had stripped some workers on common law contracts of penalty rates, overtime and allowances in return for an extra 45 cents an hour.
Mr Rudd says his wife bought the company, WorkDirections Australia, last year and it later emerged that 58 staff members had been underpaid by a total of $70,000.
He says the underpayment problem was discovered because of his wife's efforts to check.
"This was obviously an honest mistake and she sought to rectify this as soon as she had [information] available to her," Mr Rudd said.
So it was a mistake, she found it, she fixed it. All before the Herald Sun report. Months ago in fact. Why the fuck didn't they seek her comment before they ran the story? That's basic fucking journalism.
Oh - right. Because then it would be a non story.
Herald Sun fuckers.