EMBARRASSED AUSSIE PM HOWARD TELLS PARLIAMENT: "I DIDN'T HEAR QUESTION"

Created: Wednesday, 07 February 2007 Written by EyeOnOz
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70 year old Australian Prime Minister John Howard had to return to Parliament yesterday to correct an answer he gave in response to a question from opposition leader Kevin Rudd on climate change. The aging PM had earlier stated that the "jury was out" on the question of human contribution to planetary warming.

However, Howard returned to Parliament a few hours later to correct himself, saying he had misheard the original question and that he agreed that climate change was caused by man.

His reason for mishearing the question?
"My wife forgot to put new batteries into my hearing aid."