Thursday, May 13, 2010

John Key: Dirty racist

It looks like that nice man john Key isn't so nice after all. First, he destroys a good Treaty settlement to pander to the rednecks in his own party. Now, he's telling racist "jokes" about Maori:

Prime Minister John Key has joked about Tuhoe being cannibals during a speech to a tourism audience in Auckland.


In a speech on Thursday to about 200 people from the tourism sector, Mr Key alluded to the dispute in a joke.

"The good news is that I was having dinner with Ngati Porou as opposed to their neighbouring iwi, which is Tuhoe, in which case I would have been dinner," he said, "which wouldn't have been quite so attractive."

Tuhoe aren't impressed. We shouldn't be either. Key's election as National Party leader was supposed to end the redneckery of the English-Brash years. But I guess nothing ever changes - National is a redneck party, and their leader reflects that.

[Hat-tip: Frogblog]