Great happiness in this household today! Not only has the Howard government been definitively voted out of office, but it looks as if enough people here in Bennelong have finally decided against John Howard as their local member. There has been a 5% swing against him, towards Labor. Postal votes are still to be counted, of course, so it's too soon to dance about that.
It would be very satisfying if he went down in history, not as the noble successor to Robert Menzies that he imagines himself (Menzies would turn in his grave), but by joining Bruce as the second Prime Minister ever to lose his seat.