HERE'S a riddle:
Q: What's the difference between Julia Gillard and Peter Slipper?
A: Slipper had the decency to resign
and here's another:
Q: What does a strong woman sound like?
A: A shrieking fishwife.
and a final one
Q: If Gillard were to resign (ha-ha), could Labor find a similar, but somewhat more presentable substitute?