In four years of mostly minority government, we’ve not once seen Gillard lose her cool despite parliamentary pressures and compromises that would have turned John Howard into Groucho Marx and made Tony’s Abbott’s head explode.
Make all the jokes you want about Gillard’s red hair, but she’s anything but flammable. She’s cooler than the other side of the pillow, which we might have the grace to admit in 10 or 20 years’ time.