John Howard was unable to upset the pundits this time around, as the Liberal/National coalition was defeated in Australia's Parliamentary elections yesterday.
Meanwhile the man expected to replace Howard, former Treasurer Peter Costello, has announced he doesn't want to lead the Liberals from the Opposition benches, and will also be looking to leave politics. That leaves the way clear for an interesting fight over control of the Liberal Party.
Maybe John Howard should have followed Tony Blair's lead, who stepped aside to make way for Gordon Brown to take over as British PM.
Mind you, Blair was very philosophical in considering his decision... just check out this brilliantly edited clip, "Should I Stay, or Should I Go?"...
Posted at 8:50 pm