Dagwood dog or party pie — Australian PM barfs

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said party pie or something else savoury — not a dagwood dog — may have been responsible for a vomiting bug that felled him last month.

His office yesterday blamed a "dodgy dagwood dog" for the illness, but Mr Rudd suggested today it might have been a pie, stating,

"I think it was a party pie, something like that, a savoury something. All I know is whether it was that, or whether it was a stomach bug, the consequences were graphic."

Dagwood dogs are sausages, deep-fried in batter and served on a stick.