Conservatism Wins in Austraila
A few months back I wrote a post on Flopping Aces about 12 Australian MP’s resigning rather than voting in support of Australia’s version of Cap&Trade called Emission Trading Scheme (ETS). It signaled a sign of uneasiness among the political class to take on the hot item of the day – anthropogenic global warming – in light of the damning ‘Climate Gate’ emails.
The fallout of ETS and Rudd’s administration backing down from their campaign promise of climate change legislation caused a shake up of the Labor party resulting in Rudd’s replacement.
Now Australia has weighed in and voted the Labor party essentially out of power. Oz will have a coalition government, the first in 70 years. The Age notes this is a huge loss for Labor:
THIS devastating result for the Gillard government is a huge indictment of Labor, which has inexplicably squandered the opportunity the Australian people gave it in 2007.
Inexplicably? Absolute power corrupts, see US Democrat Party. I look forward to November 2, 2010
One final thought: WSJ makes a point that conservatives would be wise to take note of Tony Abbott’s clear explanation of his conservative principles.