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'Suppository' Gaffe Makes Politician The Butt Of Jokes

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We've posted some correctums corrections over the years, as Two-Way readers know, so we do have sympathy for Australia's "leader of the opposition" — Tony Abbott, the Liberal Party standard bearer who might be his country's next prime minister.

Butt But we can't resist this video of Abbott on Monday (local time) saying that current Prime Minister Kevin Rudd shouldn't be the "suppository of all wisdom."

Bummer. Ouch.

It remains to be seen whether he can put this all behind him.

The gaffe "left his colleagues squirming and reporters giggling," The Telegraph reports. It also led to much tweeting — #suppository.

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hide captionAustralian Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.

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Australian Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.

Australian Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.

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