Australia is being led by a values-free person

Guy Rundle on the rise of Julia Gillard to the Prime Ministership in Australia:

Gillard-mania was nostalgia for a politics that has long since vanished from Labor. There’s still a faction called the Left in Labor, and it’s still in business. But North Korea calls itself a democratic republic, and McDonald’s calls itself a restaurant, so you don’t want to put too much investment in names.