As I wrote of Smith back in 2012:
He makes stupid, bush lawyer comments continually about anyone who signs a false statutory declaration "exposing themselves to perjury", as if this gives more credibility to evidence in a stat dec which is merely reporting rumour.
Smith's courting of Blewitt is ludicrously over the top - playing up to Blewitt as an ex Vietnam vet on Smith's website, etc.
This fake matey bonhomie persona of Smith annoys me no end - he's a dill and a nasty bit of work with an unhealthy obsession with a female Prime Minister. ..
He claimed many weeks ago - possibly months ago - that he had spoken to Bruce Wilson more than once - that he considered him a "mate" I think he went so far to say. (Everyone is a "mate" to Smith if they don't tell him he's an asshat.)Etcetera...
Well, while Julia Gillard seems to be enjoying an early forced retirement, the Australian this weekend (presumably with Smith's co-operation - he is looking for sympathy, I expect) recount how his asshattery has ended anything resembling a career, as well as his marriage to his "Czechoslovakian Princess".
It is in fact quite peculiar: how Michael Smith got into any of his post police force/defence jobs, or managed to marry an attractive woman:
A former police constable, army corporal, Telstra executive and symphony orchestra managing director, he got his break at another Fairfax-owned station, Brisbane’s 4BC, in 2007.Well, actually, to be honest, I did hear him on 4BC occasionally when he started his radio career there, and first impressions were that he was something of a "natural" for that line of work. But his political views and personality soon enough started to grate. I presume that it is a great talent for displaying self-confidence in interviews that has got him in executive positions in novel fields - but never for very long, it seems - as well as quickly into some women's beds, I expect.
This Crikey profile actually indicated a flighty, obsessive man with possibly quite serious "personality issues," as Jackson alleges. (Although I had also picked her as an attention seeking prima donna early in the piece too - I'm sure she has "issues" of her own.)
My 2012 post was titled "Prepare to backfire". For Smith, it well and truly did.
It may not be very Christian to gloat over his current circumstances - but if ever someone's life shows evidence of karma, his seems to be it. (At least for now.)
Update: I had forgotten about this, but this report was about Brandis and Barnaby Joyce both attending Smith's wedding (only in 2011 I see) at the cost of the taxpayer. Moreover, if you can believe Smith, there were some quite nausea inducing scenes at the reception:
''Fair dinkum, he was tearing up the dance floor and every young chick there wanted to dance with George,'' Smith said at the time.Yes. Brandis has long been known as a chick magnet. [Insert Julie Bishop eye roll emoti here].
Speaking of Julie, wasn't she happy to talk to Blewitt when Smith would put him on the phone? That's right, she was.
Yes, the Coalition was up to their eyeballs in giving Smith moral support in what they thought was very politically useful slime.
I wonder if any of them are offering him a place to sleep now? Julie's single, I think, so I presume she has a spare room for a friend in need...