Did you know that a slim redhead named Julia Dillard is the first woman prime minister of Australia?
The 50-year-old was also that country’s first PM to speak an affirmation of office instead of swearing on a Bible.
AND, she was the first to share the official residence with a boyfriend. In this case, her common-law partner is a former hairdresser often referred to as the “First Bloke.”
During meetings this month with President Barack Obama, Ms. Gillard revealed that she’s “good mates” with the president. She joked, “I tell him, ‘You think it’s tough being African-American? Try being me. Try being an atheist, childless, single woman as prime minister.”
Ms. Gillard currently suffers from a 59% disapproval rating and is charged with being unable to relate to Australia’s families.
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