John Howard Wins!

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  1. mozier

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    John Howard, the Conservative Prime Minister of Australia, who took much heat from liberals in Australia who derided him for his support of President Bush's War on Terror, has won a 4th term!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3729184.stm

    Hmmm, not even John Kerry's sister campaigning for his opponent could sway the vote [​IMG]

    Now here's the thing: most of the newspapers here in the USA are barely reporting this story. The Washington Post, in fact, made it only a brief story on Page 34. But you all know that if Howard had lost, then it would have been on Page One of all the liberal newspapers and the front headline of every television media outlet. They would have said that Howard lost because of his support of George Bush and this loss is a "referendum" on how Bush will be doing on November 2nd.
     
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    This is a good sign for President Bush.
     
  3. Pete

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    Bad sign for Aussies...
     
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    Barry was pretty happy about it....he thinks it is a very good sign for the Aussies [​IMG]
     
  5. Pete

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    Helen, so are you telling me Barry don't believe we're on the eve of destruction? :D
     
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    We probably are getting close to the end, but no sense in hurrying it along, is there?
     
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    Did you vote, or couldnt you get a taxi to the polls!
     
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    Voting is not an option in Australia; it is the law. You MUST vote.
     
  9. Pete

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    Helen, either of the two majors getting in is hurrying along :eek: If dems or greens got in then it would be flat out :eek: ;)

    Heya SALTCITY [​IMG] I don't go near cabs on my days off mate [​IMG]

    SALT & Helen, the politicians and AEC (Australian Electoral Commission) like to say voting is compulsory Down Under, however on election day you can just walk in to polling station, get name crossed off, and walk out without taking the ballot sheets. I've been doing this for the last few federal & state elections with no problems.
     

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