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24 June 2010 @ 11:35 am
FEMALE PM!  
FEMALE PRIME MINISTER!!!!! We haz one.

I never thought I'd live to see the day. Of course, she's yet to be elected by the populace... (thanks Westminster system of sneaky pants FTW!). Will try really hard to enjoy it while I can since I still lack faith in the Australian populace's ability to vote for a woman. Though having said that, if she doesn't shred Abbott at the polls my soul will die a little.
 
 
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daybreak777: cj smiledaybreak777 on June 24th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
Yay, women! :-) *crosses fingers*
gildinwengildinwen on June 24th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
Yay!!! Girl power!!!!
Grimorie: yay!grimorie on June 24th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
Hurrah! Congratulations!
mystical van of doom: [himym] grouphughellyeahvoldything on June 24th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
GO AUSTRALIA GOOO
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on June 27th, 2010 06:28 am (UTC)
Yeah... it sounds good on paper! I think if she seizes the moment and announces an early election it could be fairly smooth sailing. But I learnt under Howard not to trust the Australian public. ;)
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svgurl: lois 'hex'svgurl on June 24th, 2010 03:30 am (UTC)
Yay! That's awesome! I hope she wins the overall vote! :D
Chaotic Neutral Human Sorcerer (4th Level): [misc] stomp puny humansmyniamh on June 24th, 2010 04:12 am (UTC)
\o/
amnisiasamnisias on June 24th, 2010 07:44 am (UTC)
Unfortunately the absence of a penis alone does not guarantee good politics (see Mrs Thatcher....) - what's your take on how Gillard will shape politics?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on June 27th, 2010 06:31 am (UTC)
Totally! I may not even vote for her party myself. :) I'm very excited--I'm in a swinging seat for the first time ever. My vote it haz power! WOOT!

Gillard's an interesting character, but I think there's a big unknown at the moment though and that's how much the powerbrokers behind her taking over the leadership will really influence her once she's in power... I think there may be a swing back to the right economically. Though I think (hope) she's savvy enough to know she better shape up in environmental policy or Labor are set to lose seats (including mine) to the Greens.
eriatarkayamakasi on June 24th, 2010 08:55 am (UTC)
Oh, she'll beat him (who wouldn't? Ugh @ Abbott), but I'm still voting Greens come election. I've had enough of both Labour & Liberal. :/
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on June 27th, 2010 06:33 am (UTC)
Guess what? Guess what?! I'm in MELBOURNE! A seat that may well fall to the Greens! The only seat in the country where the race is between Labor and the Greens not Labor and Liberal. Woot! I reckon the Greens will take it... Tanner resigning definitely makes it more likely and it was close anyway.

I'm so excited my vote counts for once! :D Swinging seats are fun.
Enderenderwiggin24 on June 24th, 2010 11:18 am (UTC)
we haz a female chancellor!
you will make it :DDD
squirrelhavensquirrelhaven on June 24th, 2010 01:44 pm (UTC)
A few years ago, I lacked faith in the American populace to vote for a black man. Maybe the world really is changing.
Ms Cranky Pants of the Depresso Blogbofoddity on June 24th, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
Yes! Go Australia! \o/