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Aus gaffe: Nobody ‘suppository of all wisdom’

Abbott appeared unperturbed by tittering among journalists and Liberal Party supporters.

Written by Associated Press | Canberra |
August 13, 2013 1:02:48 am

In a gaffe that has attracted plenty of media attention in the heat of Australia’s election campaign,opposition leader Tony Abbott told a gathering of conservative party faithfuls Monday that no one is “the suppository of all wisdom.”

Abbott appeared unperturbed by tittering among journalists and Liberal Party supporters and continued to speak earnestly in a speech in the southern city of Melbourne.

Abbott,a Rhodes scholar,apparently meant to say “repository”,meaning a storage place,than a medication inserted in the rectum.

He has been criticised for making some public scatological comments in the past and is battling a public perception that he is not prime minister material.

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He made the gaffe while attacking Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s reputation for making decisions without consulting colleagues.

“You don’t get good decisions from government if all the decisions are simply made by one person,” he said. “No one,however smart,however well educated,however experienced,is the suppository of all wisdom,” he added.

Laurie Oakes,Nine Network television’s political editor,declared Abbott had “made possibly the most entertaining gaffe of the campaign so far”.

Abbott’s Liberal Party-led coalition is favoured to win the Sept. 7 elections after six years in opposition.

Abbott’s office did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

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