Australian prime minister Julia Gillard may have just made the most memorable speech of her career, as she smacked down Tony Abbott, smirking shithead and leader of the (conservative) opposition. I’m seeing positive references to this pop up all over the world, and can only imagine his fury at being called out like this.
She artfully ties him to radio asshole Alan Jones as well as to his own bullyboy past and less than stellar record on women’s issues. Watching that smug grin of his evaporate to be replaced by smouldering stink eyes really made my day.
Although I’ve not been particularly enamoured of her leadership so far, having hoped for so much more from the first female, first agnostic and first unmarried Prime Minister, this makes me feel at least a little proud.
Related: Tony Abbott is a lying prick when it comes to anything to do with Australia’s new carbon tax. I only wish we could see him torn to shreds in parliament more often.