It is not a matter of what a man thinks and says, it is when and where and to whom he thinks and says it! A man striking sparks over a wet blanket is one thing, but striking them over a tinderbox is another!
When will people realise the current 'big three' parties are wet blankets? No sparks, Sir, just FOG!
Unfortunately, the attack upon the English - that you can't pick a jury that isn't prejudiced - now applies to the Americans.