Nastiness From Down Under: Australians Do Attack Ads Better


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Australia got itself a new prime minister last month, Kevin Michael Rudd, after a shakeup in the governing Labor Party. That sets up a new campaign for elections in September in which Rudd will have to run for prime minister against Tony Abbott of the Liberal-National coalition. The upside of all of this is the potential for lots more viciously brilliant attack ads like the ones posted last week by the Liberal Party savaging Rudd.

Here are some more Liberal Party attacks, which make U.S. political advertising seem tame.

Meanwhile, the Labor Party has been fighting back.