As we weep for what we have lost, and as we grieve for family and friends, and we confront the challenge that is before us I want us to remember who we are. We are Queenslanders. We’re the people they breed tough north of the border. We’re the ones they knock down and we get up again…This weather may break our hearts – and it is doing that – but it will not break our will. And in the coming weeks and in the coming months we are going to prove that beyond any doubt.Together we’re going to pull through this and that’s what I’m determined to do. And with your help we can achieve it.
With these words Bligh embodies the resolve, the compassion and the fortitude that is the ANZAC spirit. When I first read this I was moved to tears.
These aren’t the words of some career politician but the words of a leader, one who has passion and purpose and a willingness to feel the pain of her people.
Anna Bligh, when you run for Prime Minister you can count on my vote.