A must-win Victorian Liberal marginal seat candidate Mike Laker has been caught race-baiting against Somalians in the regional seat of Seymour.
On our favourite talk station MTR, Steve Price and Andrew Bolt carved up the candidate, extracting a painful confession from Laker after a caller (Glen from Kinglake) phoned in and said Laker had told him the state government planned on settling fifty Somalian refugee families in Wallan with new social housing and – if you donâ€™t mind â€“ a free car because of the lack of public transport.
Laker had initially denied making reference to Somalians at all and denied the reference to the free car.
Hilarity ensued when Priceâ€™s able producers phoned back the caller â€“ a proudly self-described â€œred-neckâ€ â€“ who strongly objected to being called a liar by Laker.
Bolt ended the call ominously by declaring that he would be dis-endorsed for such evil stupidity.
Victorian Liberals have not made any announcement on it yet but he certainly has made life very difficult for Liberal leader Ted Baillieu. They will not want to remove a candidate in a must-win seat at this late stage but will also not want to hang on to someone about to be demonised as a racist or as someone keen to appeal to racists.
Thatâ€™s a much bigger scoop exposing racist politics than the latte sippers at The Age can manage, with their puff-pieces by Farrah Tomazin on what kind of calzones are on the menu at Greens party morning teas. Next time they mindlessly slag Bolt and Price, they might consider this incident.