IT’S REFRESHING to take a moment out from the dour political grind of an election campaign for something a little more light-hearted; an accidental slip of the tongue by opposition leader Tony Abbott has set the wags guffawing today. And there’s a little something else from The Australian.
The rectal medication method was accidentally invoked by Abbott at a marginal seat campaign event in Melbourne, where he inadvertently alluded to Rudd as the “suppository” of all wisdom.
“No one, however smart, however well-educated, however experienced, is the suppository of all wisdom,” he said, referring to Rudd’s penchant for operating as a one-man band and notoriously failing to consult among his colleagues.
Unperturbed by — and apparently oblivious to — the outbreak of mirth among those present, Abbott continued stoically with his address, but the question remains.
Was this an oblique allegation that Kevin Rudd speaks through his…er, bottom?
Of course, the Abbott remarks should have featured the word “repository” instead of “suppository,” but it remains one of those priceless campaign moments that can neither be scripted nor planned.
Even so, it sheds new light on Bill Leak’s cartoon from today’s issue of The Australian, shown below.
I’ll be back with something a little more serious a little later this evening, but in the meantime, I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.