Once upon a time, not so long ago, a man of some note was on a plane heading back to Canberra. Feeling a little peckish he inquired of the young female attendant whether he could have his special meal on the ‘VIP’ flight. Unfortunately for the young woman the meal he requested was unavailable, and upon letting him know the man completely lost it. In front of the other passengers he began to verbally abuse the woman, so much so that it finally reduced the poor girl to tears.
If this happened at work it could be grounds for dismissal. No matter how you look at it, the actions of the abusive man is intolerable. You certainly would not expect a well brought up person to react in such a fashion and yet this is exactly what Kevin Rudd did. Yep, I kid you not, the rude and abusive person was none other than our esteemed Prime Minister Kevin 747 Rudd. Apparently it wasn’t even the first time he’s reacted this way.
Personally I would expect the Prime Minister, or the leader of any country for that matter, to act as a exemplary role model for the country he is representing. When asked at the G20 Summit about his actions Rudd replied that he was only human and like everyone else can make a mistake. Is he for real? It’s not like he forgot to say please or something. He abused another human being just because she was not able to satisfy his culinary needs, especially when it was out of her control.
All I can say Rudd is that sorry does not cut it. It appears that just like some others in the Labor Party, referring to Labor MP Belinda Neal and the fiasco at the Iguanas Waterfront Restaurant, Rudd should think about an anger management course. He puts on a nice front when he is in the public eye but it seems that there is a completely different side to Rudd when the cameras are not rolling.
OK, I’ve had my rant and now I want to get some feedback from you, my readers. Do you think that Rudd has the right to blow up at the average person just because he is PM? And what of his lame apology saying that no-one is perfect. This isn’t the sort of mistake anyone with common sense would make, and then to say he was sorry only after he was caught out, and after his ministers tried to cover it up.
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