Friday, November 23, 2007
A big election Down Under
Australia is going to the polls, literally as I write this, and things are looking quite bleak for the longtime Australian Prime Minister, John Howard: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,22802562-5013871,00.html. Howard has been a staunch ally of the United States, and has also been outspoken in his support of Israel. If he goes down to defeat, as appears will likely be the case, it wouldn't be surprising to see his successor, Labour's Kevin Rudd, go down the same path as Britain's Gordon Brown (though Rudd will likely be a bit more subtle about it).