Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd says he wishes his behaviour was more ideal, after an internet video showed him apparently picking and eating his own ear wax in parliament.
The video, circulated in recent weeks, dates back to Mr Rudd’s early years as an MP.
It was recently played on American national television on The Tonight Show hosted by Jay Leno.
Mr Rudd wasn’t sure what to think when asked about it today.
“That’s great,” he told reporters in Grafton, in northern NSW.
“I’m really pleased about that – how did I go on Jay Leno?”
Good question. Let’s all take a look. Now, back to Kevin:
“All of us in public and private life would wish our behaviour to be more ideal.”
Mr Rudd has previously told local media he was scratching his chin.
Poor chap can’t keep his story straight. (Thanks again to reader Bill L., who launched this diverting issue.) Meanwhile, the ABC’s Cristen Tilley emails:
I know it’s not the same as Jim Middleton covering it, but we’ve all got to start somewhere.
(Via Lex and Matthew L.)