It does make you wonder what type of person goes into politics? In my experience there are ‘bastards’, as Nicola Roxon so elegantly explains, in all types of business, BUT to withstand the blatant cruelty of politics, must surely require a unique personality.
Is this a good thing?
Does it mean our politicians are so very, very strong and quickly develop some internal armoury to protect themselves from the constancy of criticism and cruel remarks?
Do they all secretly have therapists who help to support and navigate them through these tough times of being a politician?
Or do they just have such enormous ego’s and a huge self belief that will survive all attacks?
I find it hard to imagine that neither Julia Gillard, nor Kevin Rudd, did not spend much of their private time, in floods of tears! I imagine that time might be sitting on the loo, or standing in the shower, relaxing in a bath, and just having a bloody good cry!
These stories are disturbing. We need to be much kinder to each other. It is not hard. Where is the genuine debate, truly standing up for what one believes? This is NOT a nice side of a human being.
Show the passion but do it with respect.