We now take a short break from moaning about the sorry state of US politics to see that things are just as interesting in the rest of the world.
Here’s an interesting video of the Prime Minister of Australia opening a can of whoop-ass on the opposition leader on the floor of their parliament.
What happened is that the Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott, led the charge to sack the Speaker of the House after a court released misogynistic text messages that the Speaker had sent. Abbott called the texts ‘vile’. Julia Gillard, the Prime Minister of Australia then lays into Abbott for his hypocrisy in calling someone else a misogynist, bringing out a range of choice quotes made when Abbott was a Minister (sort-of like a cabinet member here) under John Howard’s Liberal Government (which confusingly for Americans, was a center-right government).
[Hat tip to reader Steve Thomson]