Via MeFi. This gave me a good laugh, someone is trying to describe Australian politics to an American audience:
It’s all perfectly simple. Australia’s ruling conservative party is called the Liberal Party. The opposing, allegedly more liberal party is called the Labor Party (yes, spelled the American way).
Other highlights include the Australian Democrats, who are republicans, a niche party called One Nation which is highly divisive, and The Greens, who are led by a man named Brown.
I am reminded of the tea towels that used to be sold with the rules of cricket on them. Each man that’s in the side that’s in goes out, and when he’s out he comes in and the next man goes in until he’s out. When they are all out, the side that’s out …