Recap: elections round the world
Let's see now, we've got the Freedom Trifecta of Howard, Bush, and Blair (in chronological order), all somehow re-elected and returned to power despite the incessant carping of the left. Then of course there's Afghanistan, in its second largely peaceful postwar election. Also, purple, green, and orange revolutions in Iraq, Lebanon, and Ukraine.
Now there's Poland, and Japan seems to be on board, as well. Practically a clean sweep for the coalition, the neocons, and the hawks.
The results of the German elections are as yet unclear. But recently there was new evidence that the end result could be the unseating of Schroder:
Chancellor Gerhard Schröder seemed Monday to soften his resistance to giving up his post, hinting for the first time that he would not oppose a decision by his party to share power with the opposition conservatives even if it meant accepting somebody else as chancellor.
"I will not stand in the way of anything that would lead to a continuation of the reform processes that I started and a stable government in Germany," Mr. Schröder said...This is not about my prerogatives and absolutely not about me as a person," he said.
True, although it's surprising that Schroder himself is actually admitting it.
And then, of course, there's Spain--whose voters, with the timely assistance of al Qaeda, managed to turn a lead for the party of pro-coalition Aznar into an election for the appeaser Zapatero. But that's about it, so far, for the anti-coalition forces in elections during the past year and a half.
Perhaps I'm missing something, but I sense a trend here, and it's one the left won't like.
Oh, and by the way--I know it's been said before, but I was just struck once again by how much Zapatero resembles Mr. Bean. Separated at birth?