Hat tip – Romeo Mike (blog-ally from Australia)
This week, Australian Prime Minister John Howard celebrates ten years in power. Most Americans probably don’t realize how important and strong of an ally Australia has been with America since 9/11. As usual, the American news media neglects reporting much about Australia, but it is probably a more conservative population than even in the USA based on reading I’ve done and the visit I made in November 2004.
In any case, I join with Romeo Mike is giving hearty salute to “Australia’s Ronald Reagan.”
Thank you, Prime Minister Howard! You are a true statesman and warrior against Islamic fascism. Hopefully the world will appreciate you and President Bush much more in the future than at present. Just like Ronald Reagan.
Related Story: Critics Left Clueless – Daily Telegraph (h/t – Romeo Mike again!)
VARIOUS polls taken to mark John Howard’s 10th anniversary as Prime Minister today show not only is he the most popular Australian leader in modern history but most Australians want him to stay on and contest the next federal election.
Given Mr Howard is without doubt the most unpopular leader in the eyes of the overwhelming bulk of the Australian media, these results are quite remarkable.
Not only do they highlight the breadth of support Mr Howard enjoys but they also underscore the alarming disconnect between the collectives which run the taxpayer-funded ABC and its print arm, the Fairfax press, with the mass of the population.