Russell Brown points his readers at Bob the Builder's latest foot-in-mouth incident (really, does he ever take it out?) in which he displays his bigotry and ignorance by saying that Muslims who wear burkas should "go back to Islam or Iraq". It would be funny - except that its pretty much official National Party policy, espoused by the supposedly liberal Don Brash himself.
But Clarkson isn't just a bigot - he's also a hypocrital one. In his Manawatu Standard interview (offline), he was asked about Palmerson North's long-running dispute about the cross on the top of the clocktower (don't ask), and had this to say:
"That's just ridiculous. Put the cross up there. I can't see any problem with that."
"I do have a bit of a problem with Islam religion-type people wearing scarves and burqas around the place. I think people should fit into the country."
So, public display of Christianity good, public display of Islam bad. But it's not just display he's talking about, but also enforcement:
"I think people in power should respect the Bible, they should respect the norm."
And yet at the same time, we have this:
"I don't practice religion, but I'm very tolerant of all types of religion"
If this is how he displays his "tolerance", you really have to wonder if he even knows what the word means...