Did you Brits see him with Gordon Brown at Number 10? Surely you must have . . he was splashed on the front page and headlined the BBC News? What? He wasn't? He didn't? And we are still part of the Commonwealth you know? See, they're happy too, must have been the one about the Irishman, the Scotsman and the Australian . . .
Gordon: Oh mine's pointy like this
Kev: Now now settle Gordy . . what goes on tour, stays on tour!
This is Prime Minister Kevin Rudd . . king of the Antipodes who is currently pootling around the G20 heavyweights trying to put Australia on the map and to sell his 'package'.
Now I'm sure (being the forgiving and gullible person that I am) that all Politicians start with good intentions. They begin as bright students with the gift of the gab, then swagger from the school debating team to members of Young Labour or Young Liberals then on to local Council representation before hitting the relatively prestigious State Government and then off to the Federal Parliament. Unless of course they're Peter Garrett in which case they just have to be the lead singer of a Rock Band . .suddenly a widget in their brain turns them into dickheads . . nay . . .fuckwits . .
So . . this Friday Fuckwit (God I love that word) is our own, pussy-arse lipped, stupid hairdo, budget blowout, try-hard temporary vegetarian Kev 0 Sev! (You'd never think I voted for him would you? Then you should see the other side!)
PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd has downplayed reports that he reduced a young female RAAF cabin attendant to tears with a tirade of abuse because he did not get a meal he wanted during a VIP flight. Remember, girls and boys . .this woman is a soldier stuck on Airforce 'not quite 1' so he must have said something particularly nasty. Or maybe it was 'that certain time of the month' and she was a little fractious.
An official report was filed by the flight crew about the behaviour of VIP No. 1 - Mr Rudd - after the flight from Port Moresby to Canberra in late January.
Mr Rudd, who had attended the Pacific Islands Forum, probably in a suitably silly Hawaiian shirt was told by the 23-year-old flight attendant that his request for a "special" meal - he is on a meat-free diet - could not be met.
Sources said the PM reacted "strongly" and a heated exchange followed. The attendant burst into tears and reported the matter to the senior cabin attendant.
She later composed herself and continued with the in-flight service.
But when he was asked about the incident at the conclusion of the G20 summit in the British capital today, Mr Rudd said he did not "observe" any tears over the matter.
"As I recall it, there was a flight, I think from Port Moresby, and I had a discussion with, I think, one of the attendants on the provision of food. It didn't last very long and if anyone was offended by that, including the attendant concerned, of course, I apologise," Mr Rudd said.
Mr Rudd said that as he recalled, he told a member of the crew not to worry about the language he had used
"As I said, if anyone took offence, of course, I apologise for it. Prime Ministers make mistakes, I'm sure I've made mistakes, (OMG a confession) that'd be one of them. If people have been offended, I apologise for it."
Suck it in Kev, suck it in . .you've become one of these rude patriarchal, patronising bastards that are usually reserved for the owners of small business and the captains of industry. (Does anyone know the male equivalent of 'mysogenist' I think I'm becoming one.)
Apparently, this is not the first unsavoury incident involving Mr Rudd and RAAF cabin crew. He's not a vegetarian, just trying to lose a few pounds by cutting out fat and red meat. Couldn't he just have eaten the veggies. It's a five hour flight with no baggage wait or customs search, I'm sure he isn't going to starve!
During a flight between Sydney and Canberra last June he became "extremely irritated" when the only food on offer was gourmet sandwiches, rather than a hot meal. Under normal circumstances the Boeing 737 VIP jet costs more than $28,000 an hour to run and the first-class service includes the best available food, wine, spirits and beer. The Port Moresby-Canberra flight would have cost taxpayers about $150,000. At that price he can take his own vegemite sandwiches!
The Defence Department said it was not appropriate to comment on the service provided by No. 34 Squadron on its aircraft.
Oh next time just spit in his chips or send him on Virgin Blue like the rest of us cheapskates! Jesus, even the Queen travelled Qantas during her last trip!