Rudd blames jet lag for PM gaffe – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).
Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has done nothing to dampen speculation about Labor’s leadership by describing himself as “prime minister” in an ABC radio interview in provincial New South Wales.
Asked about recent polls showing he would lead the embattled Labor to an election win, Mr Rudd said: “You know what? I’m a happy little vegemite being prime minister.”
He then corrected his title to Foreign Minister and blamed jet lag for the gaffe.
“Your question was about being prime minister – there, you’ve caught me getting off a plane being jet-lagged,” Mr Rudd told ABC Central West.
“And as for the Prime Minister, as I said before and said in the United States, I fully support the Prime Minister.”