I'm going to distinguish myself from my hetero-male compatriots in Liblogs by not posting a picture of Belinda to go along with this story; I understand the urge to do so for them, as she is quite stunning, but her image need not grace every story ever written about her.
That being said, I'd like to hand out my second kudos of the day, to Belinda Stronach, for her ideas regarding the Liberal party. Honestly, it's good to see someone who one day aspires to be the leader of this party outlining some ideas. And it's important to look at it in this context - she does undoubtedly aspire to lead the Liberal Party in the future. Therefor, one has to wonder, why would she want to weaken the power of the party leader? Surely if she wanted to be leader, she would also want to be a powerful one.
Ah, but there's the rub - maybe she doesn't want to be a powerful leader. Maybe she is the type of principled politician people are always yearning for, willing to acquiesce power instead of give it? Very few people are that principled, and I'm not entirely sure Belinda is one of them - but points to her for making me believe, at least for the moment, that she is.