Increasingly it's a global political, as well as economic, world. Australia is enjoying a George W. Bush-style "miss me yet?" meme with the excellent John Howard in Bush's role. Howard is a stalwart ally of the US, advocate of free enterprise and small government and, as Prime Minister, he laid the groundwork for an unprecedented boom Down Under, before being overthrown by an ungrateful electorate in favor of socialists like the deeply unpopular -- and rather sinister-- Julia Gillard who has overseen an economic plunge amid employer anxiety over proposed new taxes (sound familiar?)
Revenge is a fine Aussie chardonnay, best served chilled.