Last weekend, Australian Labor leader Kevin Rudd defeated staunch Bush ally Prime Minister John Howard, handing the conservative party its “worst election defeat in its 63-year history” and ending 12 years of conservative rule. Howard “suffered the additional ignominy of losing his own constituency seat,” the first time since 1929 that an Australian prime minister has been voted out of parliament.The world recognizes that supporting Bush and his failed policies can be detrimental to your political health. Yet Rudy and Mitt and the rest of the Repignofascist candidates wanting to take Dumbya's seat in the White House want to be Bush II. Go for it you morons! Maybe Alfred E. Newman will finally win.
Howard’s fate is similar to the story of many other Bush-friendly world leaders. After joining Bush’s Coalition of the Willing in 2003, several countries’ leaders have been ousted from office. In fact, of the original 49 countries who joined the Coalition, the AP reports that roughly 20 remain, with several in the process of withdrawing troops.