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This Picture Will Haunt Tony Abbott For Years To Come

Of all the signs in all the shops in all the shopping centres, he had to stand in front of this one.

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When you're the focus of constant media attention, being followed by a horde of photographers as you tour local shopping centres, every shot counts. But especially this one.

Mick Tsikas / AAPIMAGE

Prime minister Tony Abbott was on his way to visit a butchers shop at Kippax Fair in Canberra on Thursday, when he was snapped standing in front of The Reject Shop.

It's almost too easy.

In the distance you can hear the rumble of the hot takes, as they start stampeding down the Twitter mountain.

#auspol TRYING TO SELL TONY ABBOTT TO THE REJECT SHOP THEY ALSO REJECTED HIM #TheReject

Nailed it.

Reject shop. Abbott doesn't belong in many places - but he sure does there #auspol

Oh I get it. Tony Abbott is a reject because he stood in front of a Reject Shop line.

Fairfax journalist Heath Aston pointed out that Labor has fallen into the Reject Shop trap before

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