Since before 9/11, I've come to the conclusion that Howard is to Bush what Smithers is to Mr. Burns. and to quote an American political commentator "Australia is just a drunk us." This couldn't be more true. Our general way of life is "girt" by americanisms. Everywhere I look I see 'em. Example? People dressed up looking like the just walked out of the 'hood in New York, complete with the whole gansta talk. We're an international joke now, and I hate the way John Howard is bringing us down. All Hail Australia! America's bum buddy!