June 5, 2010

Idiot of the Week: Jake Knotts

jake-knotts.jpgIdiot of the Week "honors" go to South Carolina state senator and Boss Hogg impersonator, Sen. Jake Knotts (R). Sen. Knotts called gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley, also a Republican, a "raghead" on a web talk show. You see, Ms. Haley happens to be of Indian descent. Evidently, Sen. Knotts is too stupid to tell the difference between Indians and Arabs (the usual target of his racial slur).
"We already got one raghead in the White House," Knotts said. "And we don't need another in the Governor's Mansion."
Sen. Knotts has since issued an insincere apology, claiming that he was joking but also bragging that he has referred to President Obama as a "raghead" previously. Oh, and after he apologized, Knotts went on to say that Haley was not Christian enough to be the governor of South Carolina. She was raised Sikh but converted to Christianity. Not good enough for Sen. Knotts. He's convinced that Haley is controlled by a secret network of Sikhs.

Think Progress has even more on this story, revealing some truly astounding idiocy.

H/T to The Progressive Puppy

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