Here is a must-see video of Australia’s PM Julia Gillard tearing into opposition leader Tony Abbott regarding charges of misogyny and hypocrisy. Background here and here, but you don’t really need it. I love everything about this speech, both for the substance of what she says and as a lesson in how to methodically and mercilessly take down an opponent who consistently relies on prevarication and innuendo. How I wish our politics were this pugnacious! Sadly, Gillard is not a supporter of gay marriage, but even on this issue she comes off as thoughtful and tolerant.
This is how it’s done, President Obama. This is how it’s done.