What a day in politics. Today Julia Gillard became the first female Prime Minister of Australia, in a ‘bloodless coup’

My cousin Anna Burke is a Backbencher in the Labour Party but was away today and missed all the action. What a day to be away.

Congratulations Julia!

I thought I would resurrect a poem I wrote ages ago about Kevin Rudd, before we totally forget about him. This is an affectionate dig at Kevin – not to be taken as an attack on the man who helped pull us through the Global Financial Crisis.

Thanks Kevin.

Mind your language Kevin

flaunting assertive flesh
exciting the people.

imitating the Yogi Subbayah Pullaver
with extended verbal levitation
above the heads of the people.

Verbal diarrhoea whilst yogic flying
or pectoral excellence while fly-fishing?