Weekly Standard – Howard’s End<br/> Australia’s prime minister no longer connects with voters. by Max Boot

Everyone knows that in a few weeks’ time George W. Bush will lose his closest international ally when Tony Blair steps down as Britain’s prime minister. Less well known is that just behind Blair in the exit queue may be the foreign leader who is arguably a close second in the president’s affections–Prime Minister John Howard of Australia.

Curtsy: Wheat & Weeds. Perhaps she’ll be my second.