I was nervous about today. I voted for Rudd, he's made a few tentative steps in the right direction on some issues but I was trying to brace myself for a watered down 'we're sorry even though it wasn't our fault really and we're certainly not going to pay out any cash' kind of a speech. Instead I thought it was brilliant: heartfelt, apparently sincere and exactly what a lot of people have been wanting to hear for a long time. I burst into tears last night listening to the basic bit tabled in parliament and today's speech only built on that. This is a day that I'm going to remember forever and I hope that everyone who doesn't support the apology listened to it closely and thought about why they felt that way. Whatever happens, Government-wise, after today, this is an amazing day.
Meanwhile, Brendan "rat face" Nelson has never looked so out of his depth.