Article Title:Brownlee taunts Tamihere over sexuality
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:29th July 2004 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2447
Text:Cabinet Minister John Tamihere is planning an attack on "politically correct" critics of "red-blooded heterosexual men", while National's deputy leader Gerry Brownlee has taunted the Minister over his own sexuality. In a speech Tamihere will give at St Peter's College in Epsom tonight, the Youth Affairs Minister will criticise society's attitudes towards straight men and claim it is time for men to reclaim their rightful place in families. He plans to speak up for "Kiwi heterosexual men" and say that he believes that the "pendulum of political correctness has swung too far". Prime Minister Helen Clark's office confirmed last night that she had been shown a copy of Tamihere's speech, which Brownlee seems to find amusing. "The mere fact that Tamihere, as a supposedly red-blooded heterosexual male, had to ask the Prime Minister's permission to give this speech shows just what a controlling outfit Labour are," says Brownlee. "John's saying 'I'll stand up for the rights of hot-blooded males, but only if Helen says it's OK'."    
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