Generally profane language from Prime Ministers can land them in trouble. But when they use it against their own colleagues, I suspect the public is far more approving. The details are:
The factional leaders had gone to see the Prime Minister in his Parliament House office to object to government plans to slash MPs’ printing allowances from $100,000 to $75,000 a year. The decision was in response to a report into parliamentary perks by the Auditor-General.
According to sources present, Mr Rudd said: “I don’t care what you f—ers think!”
Even better, he swore at MPs protesting against his reducing their perks. Definitely a poll bump on the way.
He then went on, singling out Senator David Feeney declaring, “You can get f—ed”, before asking, “Don’t you f—ing understand?”
I suspect the Senator now does.