In times of crisis, strong leaders are needed. From 1700kms away via the continuous news footage, Queensland Premier Anna Bligh seems to be doing a magnificent job. She is clear, compassionate and very positive.
Despite intense scrutiny, Bligh has been ever-present in the last two days. To me, her refreshingly human and genuine approach seem to be inspiring confidence in those affected.
While it might be a stretch to say she is “doing a Rudy Giuliani*”, Bligh is clearly leading from the front and proving she is very cool in a crisis.
Stay focussed Anna and stay strong Queensland.
* The Queensland floods are horrible, but, at this stage, they are on a completely different scale to the 9/11 disaster.