Justine Larbalestier is incensed I haven’t written anything about the Australian election, in which not only did the Liberal party lose big time to the Labor party (equivalent to the Republicans gett sacked by the Democrats here in the US), but the sitting Prime Minister, John Howard, almost certainly lost his seat, becoming only the second Prime Minister in nearly 80 years to do so.
So: Yay! Australian elections! Here’s to participatory democracy!
Also, congratulations to Justine, who is clearly over the moon about the outcome. I hope to feel the same in about a year’s time.