Where is that real Julia, the one that the Prime Minister told us really did exist during the last election campaign.
The one that walked to her doorway to greet a journalist she had never met before with a cheery "G'day" and a laugh that sounded real.
The one that would take a bold risk on policy and backed herself, the real self. Where has she gone?
Maybe it is that once in public view, she retreats behind a lawyer's cloak of caution, a training that is ingrained, she has to always to be in control of the situation.
She seems to now believe that the airwaves are dangerous, she drowns her language in qualified statements that sound like sermons and increasingly turns people's attention away from the core policy she is supposed to be espousing.
There is a his lame joke about losing her soul in a Canberra restaurant?
I personally don't believe Canberra has changed her.
I think this Julia is the real Julia and the one we saw before the challenge on Rudd was Julia on the make.
Now she is showing the real Julia, the problem however is this, the people do not connect with this Julia, this is not the persona they thought they knew.
Australia has entered a special time and place.
A bursting economy, powered by vast mining and gas ventures, it is the envy of the world.
What are we hearing from the droning politicians, one telling us it's the end of the world(Abbott).
The other, telling us about stakeholders and going foward (Gillard) in a monotanous tones.
Where are the leaders who can talk to us the people, like using person to person speak, not doctored and manicured statements.
Why aren't we hearing loud and clear that we are very lucky at this time in our history
Fancy that, I've just realised I am asking the impossible, how can a politician not speak political speak, I think they have part of the brain removed once elected.