Abbott ridiculed after 'suppository' gaffe


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:

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