Tony Abbott has kicked off a week of campaigning with an embarrassing gaffe.
An election-campaign slip by Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is sitting a bit uncomfortably today.
Mr Abbott was speaking in Melbourne at the launch of Liberal candidate Michael Sukkar's campaign in the Labor-held seat of Deakin.
He was contrasting the established frontbench for the Liberals with what he depicted as Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's domination of Labor's bid for re-election.
But he did not quite express it the way he meant.
"No-one, however smart, however well-educated, however experienced, is the suppository of all wisdom, and I believe that we will be a much better government because we have a very strong team."
The gaffe sparked a flurry of reactions on Twitter: