Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Australia's First Female Prime Minister

Today Australia's first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard was sworn in by Australia's first female Governor General Quentin Bryce.

A historic day for Australia.

I shed a tear watching the swearing in ceremony because of the symbolic nature of the occasion.

There was some political hoopla that lead to this appointment, including the previous PM standing down. No matter what your political persuasion or perspective, a very historic day indeed.

Now, let's celebrate the occasion (even if we mourn the fact former PM Rudd was dispatched), and move on to letting the new PM do her job. And let's hope various media outlets cease referring to her as 'Australia's First Lady'!?!

She is now the Prime Minister, not married to one, please afford her some respect for her office.

The fact that she is not married and has no children also has no bearing on her political career. Who cares??? Stop mentioning it!

Read more here if interested.

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