Un-realpolitik: One Nation candidate withdraws after Gaffe-laden TV interview
Surely this woman has to take the cake as one of the dumbest politicians in human history.
A 27-year-old mother and former One Nation candidate for Logan’s seat in Queensland, Stephanie Banister has pulled out of the race after giving a hilarious and blundering interview to Channel 7.
Banister’s silly ramblings about Islam and Muslims in general – which included the confusion of the term haram [meaning forbidden] with the Qur’an as well as saying that Jews follow Christian teachings and Jesus – have earned him comparisons with Tea Party contestants Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann.
“I’m not against Islam as a country, but I think their laws shouldn’t be welcome here in Australia,” Banister said.
“Less than 2% of Australians follow haram. Jews are not Haram. They have their own religion that follows Jesus Christ.
What a flippin ‘truncheon!
Banister was running as a candidate for the conservative and right-wing One Nation party, which had given her “full support”.
Even dropping the election, Banister still managed to pass herself off as an absolute idiot. She basically accused Channel 7 of editing the footage to make its comments dumber than they actually were.
“With the way Channel Seven edited my interview, I was completely dumb,” Banister said in a statement.
“I would like to apologize to One Nation, my friends and family, for any embarrassment this has caused them.”
One Nation should really apologize to the rest of us for inflicting Stephanie Banister on this country in the first place.
The 27-year-old is also due in court for being involved in what Digital Spy called it an “anti-Muslim vandalism campaign”.
The ramp has apparently put on stickers saying “Watch out!” Halal Foods Fund Terrorism “on Nestlé products at its local Woolworths supermarket.
See the hilarious and yet, at the same time, terrifying interview below.