Need it be said that Knotts does not support Haley -- who was raised a Sikh -- or her bid for the state house? Well, there you have it, in the most bigoted terms Knotts can muster. Of course, after the fact, Knotts invoked a very novel justification for his remark: the "Saturday Night Live defense":
"Bear in mind that this is a freewheeling, anything-goes Internet radio show that is broadcast from a pub. It's like local political version of Saturday Night Live, which is actually where the joke came from," said Knotts."If Knotts wanted to style himself after the sketch-comedy characters who deployed this term in SNL's storied past -- by which I mean act like an idiot-asshole -- mission accomplished. He is our idiot of the day.