Hone should NOT apologise for his racist e-mail. To do so would expose him as a hypocrite. Hone believes that what he wrote to Mikaere is true ... always has and always will.
I have said previously that with Hone you get what you see and you see what you get. He is someone who plays on the latent prejudices of his constituency like a banjo and offers the 'white mans curse' as the reason for any and every failure visited on Maoridom ... and does it very, very well and his constituents love him all the more.
If Hone apologises he will lying to himself and to us. I for one will never accept it as given in good faith.
Hone, stand by what you truly believe.