Off-topic but interesting: Debra Saunders has this column on Australia's new Prime Minister Julia Gillard and how her personal life is not much of an issue.
Since 2006, Gillard has lived with Tim Mathieson, a hairdresser. As far as Australia knows, the couple has no plans to marry. You may recall that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's husband was dubbed the state's "first dude." Australian papers have dubbed Gillard's boyfriend, usually referred to as her partner, as Down Under's "first bloke."