Everyone has been praising Aussie Prime Minister Julia Gillard recently in regards to her quite well justified speech in Australia's House of Representatives against Tony Abbott, the Opposition Coalition leader and the guy leading in the polls right now, on the issue of misogyny - which came about as a result of Gillard defending the House Speaker in his text-message scandal.
Now, don't get me wrong - I love the speech. I've never been the biggest fan of Gillard and I expected - nay, I hoped - her Labor government would've been defeated by the Liberal/National coalition. But this speech was definitely right on the money in so many respects. Abbott is not the best example of leadership in the country.
But neither is Gillard, and this is what people should remember. She's the one that pushed for the cynical coup within the Labor Party to get rid of Kevin Rudd; she's the one who has been so bereft of sound policies and leadership that they nearly lost the election; and she's the one that just recently voted against same-sex marriage in Australia, along with Abbott.
Now, maybe this is just me, but one good speech in the House doesn't make up for the rest of the time she's spent in the government. Unfortunately for Australia, they seem to be stuck with a misogynistic idiot on the one side, and a person incapable of actual leadership on the other.