It's as absurd as Helen Clark saying she was "certain Mr Tamihere meant no offence," Tariana Turia and her friends in the Waitingi Tribunal calling the effects of colonisation in Taranaki a "holocaust," or JT's statement in 2001 that Genetic Engineering threatens "genealogical purity."
In fairness to JT, much of the resulting hysteria might be more muted if the full context of his comment was quoted more widely:
"I’m sick and tired of hearing how many Jews got gassed, not because I’m not revolted by it - I am - or I’m not violated by it - I am - but because I already know that."But is there any further comment to make on his statement? Surely it speaks for itself. Dog Biting Men criticised Jordan Carter for not commenting on JT's earlier published comments, but there wasn't much intelligent to say then. This time however he's posted a statement on behalf of the Labour Party - "the statements are... offensive and utterly unacceptable to the New Zealand Labour Party." I wonder what he thinks himself?