August 12th, 2013
05:45 AM ET

Australian politician's 'suppository' gaffe

Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott set social media abuzz on Monday with a memorable slip of the tongue.

"No one - however smart, however well-educated, however experienced - is the suppository of all wisdom," Abbott told a Liberal Party event in the city of Melbourne.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Why did he have to be a member of the Liberal Party? Even if you think your heart is in the right place, you should present well-spoken representatives.

    August 12, 2013 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Blocked.

    August 12, 2013 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    The 'gaffe' related to a very current and relevant issue, not some hypothetical situation. Politicians everywhere including here need to be in touch with issues & study them, that are a part of what is now going on. They don't have to be'suppository of all wisdom"

    August 12, 2013 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    I just wonder what the fascination with Australia's "gaffes" is, when we have plenty of our own representatives spouting off the wall remarks.

    August 12, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Gmta @ banasy. I was JUST thinking that same thing honestly.

    August 12, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dan

    A suppository is where all suppositions are kept.

    August 12, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Lol @ Dan, ummm there are other kinds of suppositorys!

    August 12, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Agree@banasy.
    Do you mean to say that our venerated politicians need those other kind@chrissy.lol

    August 12, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Lol @ saywhat, well they do seem to be full of it don't they?

    August 12, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    And would i ever say something like that saywhat? Lololol

    August 12, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    God forbid no.
    you made my day@chrissy.

    August 12, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Ty ty verrry much! Lol

    August 12, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Roemini

    Give it a rest, spamalot.

    August 12, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  14. BOMBO

    He's wrong. There are many people on the internet who could claim to be the suppository of all wisdom.

    August 12, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  15. OntheBeach

    Hopefully Abbott can put this incident behind him ... he needs to pull out all the stops from here ...

    August 13, 2013 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |