JULIA! A FEMALE PM! JULIA!
My deliberately barren womb of doom is so proud.
Mind you, I agree with the point made by Eva Cox in the Sydney Morning Herald – leaving aside the fact that they called her Ms Cox, when she is Professor Cox – that parties bring in the female leaders when they’re stuffed:
”That’s why Joan Kirner got to be the first and last female premier of Victoria, and Carmen Lawrence in Western Australia,” Ms Cox said. ”When everybody thinks [the male politicians] have made a mess they get the women in to do the cleaning, and they never get back in again.”
While Ms Cox said Ms Gillard would make an excellent leader, it would be preferable if she came to power on her own terms rather than because her party felt ”Oh God, Kevin’s stuffed it”.
Update: In my inbox at 9.48am:
Update 2: As was pointed out by several tweeters of awesomeness, we have an atheist, female, unmarried, child-free, lefty Prime Minister. I have never felt so represented.