"I made a comment about Anand Satyanand that was to do with his weight. He is a walking poster for obesity and he looks like he's never left the buffet table since he was a young man. Now I'm sorry, but that's just the truth. He's fat. He needs to do something about it - end of story.
"I'm meant to apologise for that? You've got to be joking. That's what he is."
Monday; 4.30pm - from the Herald:
Michael Laws has this afternoon apologised for comments he made last week about the Governor General, despite previously stating he would not do so.
In a statement on the RadioLive website, Mr Laws apologised for calling Sir Anand Satyanand a "large, fat man" who has "never left" the buffet table.
"I apologise to the Governor General for comments which were, upon reflection, uncharitable and inappropriate," he said.
"I reserve the right to be controversial and outspoken.
"But my off-air comments, in particular, crossed the line from puckish to insulting, and although that was not my intent, it was still inappropriate.
So who got into Michael Laws' ear then; you'd have to say that backing down is not his style. Or is TVNZ on the hunt for a new Breakfast host? Could the former mayor of W(h)anganui be on the head-hunt list?
The plot thickens ...