"I'm thinking as how it would take a mighty stupid person to be making that particular mistake."
"And has it been your observation that most blind, pigheaded, dyed-in-the-wool bigots aren't stupid?" Kaeritha inquired.
"Not to mention easy to manipulate," Brandark added, and Bahzell nodded unhappily.
"Aye, there's truth enough in that," he conceded. "I'd sooner be able to say there wasn't, but wishing won't make it so."
David Weber in Wind Rider's Oath