Swan first twigged my speech was scorcher, says Gillard

By Jacqueline Maley
Updated December 10 2012 - 9:08pm, first published 4:00pm
Leaders... (clockwise from main) Julia Gillard, Anne Summers, Jane Caro, Leigh Sales and Elizabeth Broderick.

PRIME Minister Julia Gillard had no idea of the import or impact of her now-famous ''misogyny'' speech after she gave it. It was up to Treasurer Wayne Swan to read the zeitgeist.