John Quiggin has very eloquently summed up my feelings about the election result.
One important point, made by Mark and others, is that we now have a government that is much more in tune with modern Australia than the previous bunch of middle aged white Anglo men. Sharp operators like Julia Gillard, Nicola Roxon and Penny Wong will be key Ministers. Both Roxon and Wong increased their profile during the campaign, and were stand-out performers. Who else do you think had a really good campaign and who had a bad one?