Here’s a sight you don’t see very often: Kevin Rudd with his pants rolled up and a suitcase on his head, wading through a flood-stricken street in knee-deep water while conducting an interview with an ABC journalist. The highlight? Rudd requesting a local shirtless old man to leave his house, to which the recalcitrant man responds: “I got a nice German Schnapps and a beer for you.”

Peter Fray

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