Australian Labour Leader caught slumming 4 boobs & beer – UN faux pas now may actually boost popularity
Can you imagine opponents trying to embarrass you for something you almost forgot doing close to half a decade ago, but now – in a strange appropriateness – the whole smear may BOOMERANG
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The leader of Australia’s opposition Labor Party … Kevin Rudd went to the club in Manhattan in September 2003 during a visit to the city as a UN observer.
Mr Rudd has released a statement apologising for any offence which his actions may have caused. He is currently riding high in the polls, with a national election expected before the end of the year.A bookish intellectual with a strong Christian faith, Kevin Rudd has a slightly dull, even nerdy public persona. So many Australians will have been surprised to read of his drunken, late-night visit to a New York strip club.
Here’s what happened four years ago , and how it helped not hurt his rep –During his stay he was out for dinner with a New York-based journalist and a fellow Labor Party MP, after which they went on to a gentleman’s club called Scores.
According to the Sunday Telegraph – one of Australia’s leading tabloids – Mr Rudd was then asked to leave because of inappropriate behaviour.
In a statement released to reporters, the Labor leader has confirmed he visited the club but cannot recall precisely what happened on the night because he had too much to drink.
He apologised if he had caused any offence and said that he told his wife at the time.
Mr Rudd became the Labor leader in December last year and has enjoyed almost stratospheric approval ratings ever since.