Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Canadian Press: Australian deputy leader raises Arizona shooting as he warns against 'dangerous' politics

The Canadian Press: Australian deputy leader raises Arizona shooting as he warns against 'dangerous' politics

CANBERRA, Australia — The wounding of a U.S. congresswoman in a shooting rampage that left six dead was raised by Australia's deputy prime minister on Wednesday as he urged his political enemies to tone down their "dangerous" rhetoric in a bitter public debate over a proposed new tax on polluters.

Swan referred to the U.S. debate about whether the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona, in January was a consequence of the bitter political climate in the United States.

"I don't want us to go down that same road," Swan told reporters.

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