The Twitter #spill thread reaction to the anointment of Tony Abbott read like an endless procession of one liners. Boom boom tish:

@@vijaykhurana Nothing says conservative Christian agenda like a party led by an Abbott and a Bishop. #spill

@HiggPHOTO Costello is outside parliament doors now screaming his resignation was all a joke and begging to… less than 5 seconds ago #spill

@glondish does this mean Abbot really does have ‘people skills’? #spill

@jaredowens They always said Turnbull’s ETS campaign would be “crash or crash through”. He came so very close to crashing through, didn’t he? #spill

@elthomas “So now I know how the Libs felt when we made Latham leader!” Labor ‘source’. #spill

@FakeWilTuckey We just elected our own Sarah Palin as leader. At least America’s Sarah Palin is HOT. #spill

@craigjw Is the Twitter community in Aus are at all representative of the population? It’s pretty clear we think the Libs have got it wrong! #spill

@wildeel The lunatics are running the asylum. #spill

@margaretpaul Annabel physically guides Tuckey to face the camera. Gold. #spill

@PhilWillis Abbott and Bishop to lead the Liberals. So much for separation of church and state. #spill

@Imsopov #spill because all the cool kids are doing it

@t_shaped Is Abbott the Steven Bradbury of Libs … did Hockey & Turnbull just skate too fast on the ice, giving Abbott an unexpected win? #spill

@TumbleTwig Happy days for Hockey though. Keeps his chances for leading an actual party alive. #spill

@anthonyeaton Does an Abbot outrank a Bishop, by the way? #spill

@apiotrowski Tony Abbott as liberal leader? I’m tweetless. #spill

@annabelcrabb: Libs are being frisked at the door for mobiles. Nasty blow for text traffic. #spill

@SilverHells Did anyone else just see the footage of the 17y/old security guard trying to keep the hoards of journos back at PH?? #skynews #spill

@rod3000 Barry Cassidy, dressed to #spill

@M_J_Robinson If any of you inside want to get closer to party room I reckon you could take out that tiny security guard closest to the Sky camera #spill

@waggas21 today has everything…all we need is Virginia Trioli with a crazy hand signal #spill

@FreeTheBSD This is p-rn for politics geeks. Furtive glances up from monitors and iPhones prove the giveaway. Let us never speak of this again. #spill

@KarenMMiddleton John Hewson: “The party is voting on its own relevance.” Which one is the irrelevance candidate….? #spill

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