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What. A. Total. Wanker.

7 Jul

tumblr_lpax8yxyFy1qip14mo1_500The Ego has landed:

Mr Rudd said today he was happy to be returning to Indonesia, where he’d been on at least 10 previous occasions both as “a somebody” and “a nobody”.

I’m back to being a somebody,” he said.

Oh, right.

I get it.

Unless you’re the PM, you’re “a nobody”.

Thanks for letting us all know, Kev.

*cough* WANKER! *cough*

I wonder why your PMO staff neglected to include that bit in the official transcript of your speech:

FRI 05 JULY 2013
Prime Minister
Jakarta, Indonesia

In 2007 – less than a month after I became Prime Minister – Indonesia was the destination of my first overseas visit.

Today, in 2013, I am pleased to return here once again in my capacity as Prime Minister and to meet again with my counterpart, and good friend, President Yudhoyono.

In these five-and-a-half years, I have been to Indonesia ten times.

This is a beautiful country.

Thérèse and I love this country and its people.

And it is good to be back again.

UPDATE:

Yes, he really did say it (ABC Lateline video here):

TRANSCRIPT

TOM IGGULDEN, REPORTER: There was a touch of triumphalism about Kevin Rudd’s trip to Indonesia.

KEVIN RUDD, PRIME MINISTER: I’ve been back here 10 or 11 times, in one capacity or another. As a somebody and as a nobody, and back to being a somebody.

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