Can you give me a male equivalent of a leader of nations whose media criticism focused so often on what they wore, on what they did in her personal time (the knitting fiasco this last week or so for example), on the sexuality and preferences of life partners and on the implicit 'right-ing' of derogatory and outrageous statements and comments made about her that media frenzy allows? Shame Australia, shame political opponents (on both sides of the bench), shame media, shame all who used her womenhood as a measure for her worth. my actual political stand is a lifetime-back idealistic communist who avoids politics like she avoids doing her tax. But I'm all for voting for the person with the best policies regardless of what party they belong to. I can't even remember people talking about policy for months, if not years. (Doesn't help that I avoid the news of course.) It's always about negativity and criticism and blame. Politics makes me sick. There is no 'people' in politics. It's all about winning. I think politics lost even more credibility today. Shame. Julia, you'll be fine. In time you'll get more credit than ever you recieved in the last few years. I hope now you can move away from the spotlight that battered down on you and which you stood up against with grace, honour, amiability and intelligence. We will be a sadder nation without you. It's just such a shame that, in revealing our bigotry, we were a sad nation with you too.
P.S: Seems ironic to wear an apron and ball gown today.
Who wore it better?
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