From shoes to sandwiches to parking tickets to implications that her live-in boyfriend must be gay, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard proved to be one tough Tim Tam.
Through controversy after controversy, Gillard’s resilience was tested day in and day out over a tumultuous 3-year run.
On June 26, Gillard met the fate of her predecessor in a day described as an “unprecedented day of political bloodletting” that returned former PM Kevin Rudd to power and left Gillard out of politics.
Gillard demonstrated a grittiness right to the end, declaring whatever the outcome of the final face-off between her and Rudd, that the “loser retire from parliament to end the debilitating Labor leadership war.”
And, with her loss, we bid Julia and her style adieu.
Should she come back someday, so will we!