Glasson: I gave Rudd a kick in the pants

The doctor who failed in his attempt to unseat Kevin Rudd on Saturday says he still gave the former Prime Minister a "good kick in the pants".

Former AMA president Dr Bill Glasson (pictured) was again in the media spotlight having been the target of an outburst by Mr Rudd after the latter's victory was announced in the Griffith vote.

Mr Rudd, in his one success of the night after leading his party to electoral defeat, said: "It would be un-prime ministerial of me to say, `Bill Glasson eat your heart out.' So I won't."