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Experts confirm that former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd might be looking for work again, as he begins jumping at any media opportunity possible – and warming back into his role as the overly-blokey nerd we remember from ten years ago.
On last night’s 7:30 report, Kevin Rudd revealed that Malcolm Turnbull’s difficult phone calls was nothing compared to his conversation swith George Bush when he was Prime Minister
When asked in an interview on ABC TV’s 7.30 about Mr Turnbull’s testy phone call with Donald Trump last week, Rudd changed the topic to talk about himself.
“Remember, I was dealing with George Bush at the time…Well, there were some harsh things then said privately too” he said, trying to look like he was the type of bloke who wouldn’t invent Nauru detention centre and spread rumours about pedophile rings in the Northern Territory’s Indigenous communities.
“I represented the workers! I was quite true blue fair dinkum fair go throughout my time in office”
However, In another move to appear more relevant to his former constituents, Kevin Rudd has once again had another crack at looking like a working class rugby league-loving legend.
While visiting Valley Ink in Brisbane’s Brunswick Street over the weekend, the bi-lingual public servant decided to get a ‘Queenslander’ tattoo – to prove his love for the Queensland State Of Origin side, who broke records under his Prime Ministership with the notorious ‘8 in a row streak’.
“It’s just my way of saying I’m a true Queenslander. I love the rugby football” he said to Betoota Advocate reporters.
Rudd says the tattoo, which shows a Victorian-era ‘Queenslander’ style free-standing timber house – much like his $3m dollar family home in Norman Park – was his way of saying how much he loves the working class people of his home state.
“I think Darren Thurston has exactly what’s needed to lead the Reds to another State Of Origin premiership” he said.
“Especially under the tutelage of their Coach Wayne Meninga”