Meet the Zapettes and the Sarkozettes - a new breed of female politician who make our lot look like the first ladies of frump.
When that master of vitriol Gore Vidal decreed that "politics is showbusiness for ugly people", he was spot on. But today there is a new wave of female politicians who seem intent on demonstrating the exact opposite.
In the front line: Harriet Harman
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the Spanish prime minister, posed with his glamorous new cabinet this week - the first time a European government has included more women than men.
Add to that the much-lauded French ministerial line-up - so chic they've been dubbed the Sarkozettes - while in Italy, new prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's prospective cabinet could be said to resemble a Hugh Hefner harem.
And in Britain, well, we have Hapless Harriet, Jacqui "Too Much Home Front" Smith, and Tessa the Trainspotter. Isn't it time that our women politicians got a grip and made for the makeover?
"But they're not there to look good," whine the PC brigade. "They are there to do their job." And in Britain, unlike the rest of Europe, the two are mutually exclusive.
Of course our own bunch of middle aged bimbo's who represent us Aussie voters who always get sucked in by their 'Hopefully this and hopefully that which is replaced by a blas'e can't be done mate the the other mob left us a dry kitty. Only one comes to mind as a person well worth a trundle in the boudoir; the remainder- well what do you reckon? Do you fancy any of the ugly ones or are you quite happy to use a brown paper bag on the political old bag of your choice?Remember pollies are fair game, honesty is not their policy, money sucking is. (I said sucking)
Vest. Have a sucking good weekend.