You've got to laugh

Hone Harawira has ticked off someone who ticked him off via email and in a? spectacular way. Now I am in no way justifying Hone’s actions but the pure politics of this are simple.

Mr Mikaere, who runs a consulting company, emailed Mr Harawira a two sentence message: “Gotta ask the question eh? who’s paying for Hilda?”

Mr Harawira wrote back starting his email; “Gee Buddy, do you believe that white man bullshit too do you?

“White motherfucker have been raping our lands and ripping us off for centuries and all of a sudden you want me to play along with their puritanical bullshit.”

Mr Harawira then went on to say how much time and energy he put into fighting for Maori and what a big role his wife Hilda played in that.

“And quite frankly I don’t give a shit what you or anyone else thinks about it. OK?”

That made Mr Mikaere angry and he wrote back again.

“… you’re no better than that wanker Rodney Hide and the white mofos you complain about,” Mr Mikaere wrote, referring to Mr Hide’s actions in taking his partner on an overseas ministerial trip despite the Prime Minister John Key’s direction against the practice.

“And get off your moral high horse while you’re at it – nobody forced you to be an MP.”

Here is what will happen. Nothing. There is not one thing anyone can do about Hone Harawira, he is an electorate MP and all the bros up north will be hanging with the gang signs saying “good on ya bro”. That is the barefaced, unadulterated politics of the situation and all the huffing and puffing by people on their high horses will not change that situation one single bit.

Actually it is quite refreshing to see an MP speak their mind. I kind of like his take no prisoners attitude. I think Hone should get Politician of the Week for his refreshing honesty. Can we please have some more honesty in our politics.

Rodney Hide gets runner up because he stated what most of us have been thinking that the Bill and John show aren’t actually doing anything. But Rodney only gets runner up because he didn’t use the words Mofo, mother-fucker, wanker or shit in his speech.