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Julia Gillard is a good stateswoman

Mmmm I know, praise for Julia Gillard on this blog…unusual isn’t it.

Seriously though, I was quite impressed with her speech to the US Congress this morning. She portrayed her nation and herself very well and delivered a speech befitting of a close ally of the United States.

The speech can be seen on the ABC News website [1] however for reasons best known to the ABC, there is no easy way for me to embed the video here, so you’ll just have to click the link if you want to see more than just the moon-landing bit which seems to be grabbing most of the media attention at the expense of the more interesting and substantial bits of the speech.

Julia did her country proud today, and it got me thinking, she might be an utterly hopeless administrator, but she is very good at representing the country. Perhaps the best role for her would be that of Governor-General, a role in which she has no real power, but can represent our country positively to the rest of the world.

Tony Abbott for PM and Julia for GG: it’s a good combination in my books.