Australian prime Minister Kevin Rudd swore on TV.
My Aussie correspondent, Sydney-based communication consultant Rodney Gray, sent me the item. He says lots of his countrymen think Rudd did it purposely "to show he was one with retrenched factory workers." *
Have a look here. What do you think?
* And what would be the matter with this tactic? A professional seminar leader once told me she threw in precisely one obscenity, early in the session, to indicate the talk was no-holds-barred, grownups talking to grownups like grownups.