Prime Minister John Howard visited Government House in Canberra this morning to ask permission to call the federal election, ending months of phoney campaigning.
Mr Howard has asked Governor-General Michael Jeffery to dissolve parliament for a November 24 election.
Incidentally, if we weren't a colony still, the Prime Minister wouldn't have to ask for shit. Also, I wonder if anyone will point out that you don't get to vote for either John Howard or Kevin Rudd this election? Not, I might add, that it makes a difference.
I should go to Mexico.