Saturday, November 24, 2007
Australia Punts Bush Supporter
Australia sweeps Rudd into power
Australia's opposition Labor Party under Kevin Rudd has won a sweeping general election victory, removing PM John Howard after an 11-year term.
Mr Rudd said Australia had "looked to the future" and that he would be "a prime minister for all Australians".
Correspondents say key changes will be the start of a troop pullout from Iraq and the signing of the Kyoto protocol on climate change.
Although not surprising, it's still nice to read, as it makes Mr. Bush a little bit lonelier in world affairs (I particularly like the fact that Rudd announced right away that he was doing a 180 on Iraq and Kyoto). Now, if we could just persuade the Canadian electorate to step up to the plate like that...