She should sack her hairdresser (sorry, Tim) get a decent cut and colour, pack up all her clothes and send them to the Smith Family. There are plenty of stylists who can buy her smart clothes that fit her properly. She needs to hire a good one or get the name of the Governor-General’s dressmaker.
If all this sounds gratuitous, it isn’t. The photograph of Julia Gillard in Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph yesterday, wearing a coat that looked as if it was made out of an army blanket by one of the infantry, said it all.
How you look is as important as what you say and how you say it. And the rules apply equally to male and female politicians.
A bit of exercise wouldn’t go astray either, a healthy body and a healthy mind and all that.
Smarten up, PM, and do not wear green
- From: The Australian
- November 23, 2010
…in the middle of what is ostensibly a piece of political analysis. Lucky the subeditor knew what was the really important point to put in the headline, wasn’t it?
"The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has made her first appearance on the international stage, meeting the head of NATO, Anders Rasmussen in Brussels.
Dressed in a white, short jacket and dark trousers she arrived at the security organisation’s headquarters just after 9am European time and was ushered in by Mr Rasmussen, the former Danish Prime Minister and now NATO Secretary General.”
Julia Gillard has transformed from bogan redhead into glamourised, television-friendly prime minister.
AAP, The West Australian July 22, 2010, 12:48 pm
submitted by hannah’s dad
This was published September 8th - James Brechney asks - Are they proud of this?
Submitted by blue milk - thank you!
An article in “The Nation” section of the paper, about Gillard not carrying a handbag around. Spare me.
via drsusancalvin commenting at LP
A little lesson in undermining women in power | posted by blue milk at Hoyden About Town
Four political stories about four different federal politicians and all of them use the politician’s last name in the title of the story, except one. Which story was it? The one about the Prime Minister, the one about the previous Prime Minister, the one about the Leader of the Opposition, or the one about the Independent?