Robin Williams Jibe Leads To Australia-Alabama Flame War –

On David Letterman’s show this week, the uninhibited comedian, who had just finished work on a film Down Under, joked that Australians “are basically English rednecks.” Prime Minister Kevin Rudd issued an irate reply suggesting that Williams look closer to home – specifically, Alabama – for rednecks, thus prompting a testy riposte from that state’s governor.