Election 2010: Let there be blood
The Labor post-election bloodletting has begun with the party looking to blame anyone, everyone, other than Julia Gillard, the party's only hope of clinging to power.
Yes, it was a disasterous Labor campaign run in latter days by none other than Gillard herself:
She made the announcement, a risky move in itself. ''I think it's time for me to make sure that the real Julia is well and truly on display, so I'm going to step up and take personal charge of what we do in the campaign from this point,'' Gillard said.
And so it was that even the Labor faithful rejected Gillard, as is clearly evident in the poor turnout for her election night address.