Note that I have not bothered to mention the pachyderm in the parlour over the past week or so. What is there to say? Now it is apparently over, I have revised my view of PM Gillard.
To keep with the animal theme, I am a dinosaur and I don't care much for the modern Labor Party and its extreme pro business and at times anti worker agenda. But I must say, I have a new respect for Gillard. I just hope she can keep the momentum going and if I could be so bold as to offer her some advice, talk to the people Julia. Tell us what you have done, what you plan and most importantly why. No doubt your advisers will advise you on how to get re-elected. Take on board there advice, but you don't have to follow it. Do what you think is right. Your people aren't stupid, talk to them, tell them why.
Because the alternative to you being re-elected is the extremely conservative, bible bashing, worker attacking, socially regressive, stuck in the 1950s Abbott is just too horrible to contemplate.
Gawd, can't even take refuge in New Zealand now as their conservative PM is nearly as bad.
Later edit: What I was going to say in this post, is thank god the Abib person has gone. He and his ilk are what is wrong with the Labor Party.