I am somewhat amused by the reinvention of public personas and this is one that I could not fail to notice. When one of the worst PMs in living memory was indulged to an hour and a half of soft interview on the ABC It was impossible not to notice that those horn rimmed spectacles have mysteriously disappeared. Suggesting to me that they were always an artifice intended to make Juulia gillard look more serious and to create a feeling of greater intelligence :
Well as she is in definitely into chip wrapper territory now I can’t help wondering how long the feministas will continue to celebrate her frankly deleterious period in power? Its ironic that for all their talk of gender equality and so forth that those of the feminist tribe seem awfully keen on judging a woman in politics entirely on the contents of their underpants rather than their ability to do the job with skill or rigour.
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