Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on a surprise visit to the troops serving in southern Afghanistan narrowly missed being hit by a tossed dwarf. The dwarf, known as Sneezy, was wearing nothing but two stubby holders covering his feet and a tennis ball over his apricots.
This was, "an obvious copy cat of President Bush's recent encounter with a shoe throwing Iraqi reporter," was all a Rudd spokesman would say.
Private Tim Tam has admitted to tossing the dwarf but claimed he was coerced.According to friends of Sneezy, he was distraught over Lindsey Davenport pulling out of the upcoming Australian Open after she discovered she is pregnant with her second child. Why the thrown dwarf wanted to call attention to Rudd or if there was any connection to the Open is unclear but he was heard to yell just before the toss-"new balls please."