So crazy old Uncle Nick Smith has finally exploded at some Millennial staffer who sees anything other than being greeted with a reusable cup of fair trade coffee and vegan biscuits as a personal massacre.
I never liked Nick and if he’s been finally sunk by the micro aggression policing pretensions of the next generation, even more hilarious.
Nick was a spiteful prick whose sense of superiority was as misplaced as your average Green Party activist in Wellington.
His intellect was a vanity and his interests always self serving. He managed to embody all the worst elements of National’s venal selfishness and him leaving politics is the equivalent of squeezing pus out of a wound.
Here are his greatest hits…
Nick’s defense of the war on drugs was one of his most tedious traits. Getting torn to shreds by Chloe Swarbrick was a thing of beauty.
His denial that there was a housing crisis at the same time National were throwing state tenants onto the streets because of the state housing meth scam was Nick at his most delusional.
That time Nick took a bus load of journalists to show them all the council land National were going to build housing on that they never used to build housing on.
Nick’s censorship of environmental reports, his swimmable river lies, his affordable housing lies and his callousness when state tenants were freezing to death all combine as a legacy of contempt for anyone weaker than himself.
Him shit squatting as a statue is a fitting symbol of his time in Parliament.
Nick being replaced by the fanatical Christian Harete Hipango highlights how fundamentalist Christians are now the default ideology of National Party MPs. Judith thinks Harete is her mate but the little baby Jesus will tell Harete she needs to back Luxon.
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