Personality Tragedy

Politics Sep 10, 2011

On television, [Julia Gillard] loses a dimension; her natural fluency seems to get snarled up in clunky catchphrases and rehearsed hand movements. Rather than looking like a leader forming a political argument, she tends to look like an AFL umpire reluctantly allowing a goal.

— Annabel Crabb, Gillard, Rudd and Labor’s personality tragedy.

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Tom Charman