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A person who as a last resort is tapped on the shoulder by a party machine and asked to administer the decisive finishing stroke to a mortally wounded leader (in order to end their suffering and that of the nation).

A combination of the word guillotine and the surname of the Hon Julia Gillard MP, 27th Prime Minister of Australia, after the swift coup de grace that was employed to dispatch her predecessor.
What did you think of Labor's factions having to wield "La Gillardine"?

Although I have some sympathy with Gillard's predicament, I did not "enjoy" the manner of Kev's demise, even though it may have saved Labor (and possibly Kev too).
by Solo Olo July 16, 2010
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