Everybody Queue to High Five Julia Gillard

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, front, and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, rear, greet school children as they enter the Marble Hall of Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Penny Bradfield)


Groucho Marxism

Much as I support Gillard for taking Tony "Shitlord" Abbott down a peg, it's a tentative support because of the lovely things I've learned from my Australian friends about her government: Refusing to pass gay marriage, for example, or interning refugees fleeing horrific warfare in island prisons.