The Liberal Party's second-in-command Julie Bishop is looking quite lemon lipped these days during Question Time in the Australian Parliament.
She is rarely winning a trick when she takes on her Labor counterpart, Deputy-Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
The latest upset for Ms. Bishop was when she rose to her feet at 2.07pm yesterday and called for the release of a government report showing that jobs would be lost if WorkChoices legislation was changed by the Rudd Government.
This allowed Ms.Gillard to point out in reply that the report Julie Bishop was asking for was actually one commissioned, received and then not released by the former Howard Government.
The report of course not modelling the Rudd Government changes to WorkChoices as these were apparently not in existence when this report was written.
Hansard records that Julia Gillard also stated that Ms. Bishop was knowingly misleading the House.
This less than shining moment for Julie Bishop was shown on national television, radio and parliament podcast.
It seems it was the Liberals who did not really understand.