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Abbott's 'bottom' line

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 00:51

Aug.13 - Australian opposition leader's 'suppository' gaffe gets giggles. Paul Chapman reports

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Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott's getting plenty of media attention but not for reasons he'd intended. His 'suppository of all wisdom' reference during a campaign speech has gone viral. (SOUNDBITE)(English) TONY ABBOTT, LIBERAL NATIONAL COALITION LEADER SAYING: "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." On Tuesday his comparison of Liberal candidate Fiona Scott with her predecessor for the seat raised eyebrows. (SOUNDBITE)(English) TONY ABBOTT, LIBERAL NATIONAL COALITION LEADER SAYING: "They're young, they're feisty. I think I could probably say they have a bit of sex appeal, and they're just very very connected with the local area." Abbott was once accused of misogyny by former prime minister Julia Gillard

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Abbott's 'bottom' line

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 00:51