Saturday, October 09, 2004

Quite Happy, John

I'm mildly embarrassed I forgot about it until reading Tim Blair early this morning, but the Australian election was today, and seems to have returned John Howard to power. It's better than that, though; the incumbent Liberal-National coalition even looks to have gained nationally. Let alone the value of his win defeating the rubric that too-eager US allies in the "coalition of the bribed" must be punished at the polls, Howard staying makes the Kerry campaign's attacks on allies even more awkward. If he's elected, how will Kerry deal with John Howard? What can you say to a man whose steadfast support you sent your own sister to mock and deride prior to his re-election? I'm also amused and heartened to see that it's possible for a Liberal Party to be, y'know, not evil, but that's another story.

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