The left hasn't had too much to crow about in Europe the last few years so it was good to see that in Southern Hemisphere the Australians have at last thrown John Howard out. I'm hoping to hear soon that he has lost his seat too. I know nothing about Kevin Rudd but he would have to be really bad to be worse than Howard.
Howard's success I guess had been based on the electorate usually voting on their worries for their wallets and purses first. Nice to see that the environment, Iraq and maybe just the need of a change were more powerful this time. When the UK Labour Party spin doctors said there "was something of the night" in the then UK Conservative Party leader, Michael Howard, I think they could equally have used the term about the Australian version.