Damien Murphy: Australia gets its first female PM

Posted by Kendall Harmon

What a day. Who would have thought they would live to see a female prime minister sworn into office by a female governor-general? And not only that. The man Julia Gillard vanquished for the top job, Kevin Rudd, declared that God was a goddess, too.

"To the great God and creator of us all, I thank him – or her – as well," Rudd said during a poignant, at times tearful, valedictory speech to the nation.

Gillard, 49, said before going to visit Quentin Bryce at Yarralumla she was well aware of being the first woman to become prime minister.

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Filed under: * Culture-WatchWomen* Economics, PoliticsPolitics in General* International News & CommentaryAustralia / NZ

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