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Aussie Prime Minster Is a Game of Thrones Nut, Fangirls Daenerys [VIDEO]

Australian Prime Minster Julia Gillard, who caught the Internet’s attention with her epic 15-minute verbal beatdown of a misogynist colleague, is apparently a huge Game of Thrones fan. Behind the cut (because of its weird dimensions) you can check out a video of her chatting with The Guardian about her favorite character (fire and blood!) and her shock at a certain season one death.

I want to believe that she and U.S. ambassador Jeffrey Bleich, he of “OMG Aussies stop pirating Game of Thrones!,” argue over who they want to ascend the Iron Throne. Stannis all the way.

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Australian PM Does Joking Apocalypse Video; Proves Australia Significantly Cooler Than You

You might know Julia Gillard as the first female Prime Minister of Australia and leader of the Australian Labor Party. Or you might know her as one of the few world leaders out there who is openly atheist. You might also know her as somebody who can deliver a pretty awesome smackdown. But today, you know her as a lady with a sense of humor, after she recorded this clip for Triple J, a national Australian radio station dedicated those spry young folks.

(via Mediaite.)

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Watch Australian Prime Minsiter Julia Gillard’s Epic Verbal Takedown of a Misogynist Politician [VIDEO]

For fifteen minutes well-spent, check out this video of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard laying a a verbal beatdown on the sexism and misogyny of opposition leader Tony Abbott. The backstory is that Abbott demanded that the Speaker of the House be fired for sending a series of sexist text messages. Gillard didn’t take too kindly to the hypocrisy of Abbott jumping on someone else’s sexism for his own political gain, and boy did she let him know it, calling him on his own attitude toward abortion, women in government, and more for a good quarter-hour while he sat frozen in the crosshairs.

It’s a thing of beauty. Can we get her to come and talk to some of our politicians in the U.S., please?

(via: Jezebel)

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