Today the leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott made a mistake and mixed up the release of CPI figures with the monthly RBA rates meeting.
Labor politicians such as the Treasurer went to town.
But, eventually, inevitably, they push it just a bit too far.
Minister for Financial Services, Bill Shorten, thought he was on a good thing. Specifically to attack Tony Abbott, Shorten rang the ABC to pre-record a interview in which he would trot out his rehearsed lines. The interview is shown below as tweeted in real time by Latika Bourke.
Oh dear, Billy...
Update: Shorten was asked for an interview.