Friday, January 27, 2012

An overreaction

That's the only way to describe yesterday's extraordinary extraction of Australian Prime Minsiter Julia Gillard from an Australian Invasion Day protest yesterday. Protestors yelling and waving placards and banging on things? Better treat it like an assassination attempt! And so now we have a lovely photo sequence of Gillard being dragged away like a sack of potatoes by her security detail, lest she have to actually face her people and listen to their concerns. Because obviously, a leader in a democracy can't possibly do that, can they?