Monday, November 26, 2012

Julia Gillard slimes and smears Ralph Blewitt

Managed to watch some of that press conference that Gillard gave today in a desperate attempt to make the AWU scandal go away. Lots of non-answers and evasions, of course.

One of the most revealing parts of it was when she was asked if she actually witnessed the signing of the Power of Attorney. It required a very simple answer, yes or no. She couldn't give one. Even some tragic Labor luvvies in the meeja are starting to realize this is a serious issue, and that her constant claim that she "did nothing wrong" just doesn't cut it.

The way she went on the attack against Ralph Blewitt showed how angry and desperate she was. She used her well honed sliming techniques on the former union official:

"Mr Blewitt is a man who has publicly said he was involved in fraud. Mr Blewitt is a man who has sought immunity from prosecution," Ms Gillard said.

"Mr Blewitt is a man who has fled Indonesia to avoid a police interview in relation to land fraud, although he denies wrongdoing in the case. Mr Blewitt says he owes money on another Asian land deal.

"Mr Blewitt admits to using the services of prostitutes in Asia. Mr Blewitt has published lewd and degrading comments - and accompanying photographs - of young women on his Facebook page.

"Mr Blewitt, according to people who know him, has been described as a complete imbecile, an idiot, a stooge, a sexist pig, a liar, and his sister has said he's a crook and rotten to the core.

What has any of that got to do with the facts of the matter? Hell, he could be a serial killing, cannibalistic pedophile for all I care ... Did she witness him signing the document or didn't she?
 "His word against mine? Make your mind up."

I think an awful lot of people have made up their minds -- even many within her own party. And not in the way she'd expect ...

Knowing how easily and often this woman lies her word is worth very little indeed. Sure, Blewitt's not the most credible person in the world but he strikes me as being a lot more trustworthy than she is. And people can, and do redeem themselves, after all. Which is exactly what he genuinely seems to be attempting to do in this case. He's been clear, consistent and unequivocal in his claims, while Gillard has been evasive, changing her story repeatedly.

Hell, the Prime Minister of the country comes across as way dodgier than a self-confessed bagman. How sad is that?

Then there's the fact that back in the day Gillard herself was great mates with this "sexist pig". Surely he was the same guy in the nineties? Why did she have anything to do with him then, I wonder ... 

UPDATE: Blewitt responds to the smear


  1. "His word against mine? Make your mind up".
    Done Jules. You lose. Ralph Blewitt may have been a dodgy character and may still be. What he has done is put his name to a statement with a jurat on it and all the Ranga has done is duck and weave. Not "game on" Jules but "game over".

  2. Yes, I think most people who've been following this issue closely made the same decision about who to trust. And I suspect that even many in the overwhelmingly pro-Labor press gallery are coming round to that view, too.

  3. It is beyond me how people can keep defending her. The proof is there. Beyond belief. Looks to me like she had quite a bit to do with sexist pigs in her early career. She has the hide to go on about the "lewd" comments on his Facebook. Now she thinks that is offensive! Blewitt is a bagman not the speaker of the house! The woman must have glans specifically devoted to producing hypocrisy.

  4. I cant work out why people are defending the Creep Blewitt. Do you women honestly call yourself decent????? There are support boards all over the internet for women that have been harmed by conmen such as Blewitt and Wilson. Have none of you any sense to work out why this is occuring now after so many years ???? None of you can see it's an attempt to get rid of our PM. You ladies stick up for men married a number of times who are outside charmers such as Blewitt who is on his third wife ?? or is it forth same as Pickering ? Or Smiths young wife old enough to be his daughter ? What's the link between smith and blewitt both ex army and how can Blewitt possibly afford so many overseas holiday trips to places such as Bali, thailand etc. Not to mention his usage of hookers in Bali. Of course raping a sister is fairly normal to you ladies or perving at one of his wives daughters is okay ??? No one was after Ms. Gillard while she served as Deputy to Mr. Rudd ?????? Wasn't very important then was it ??? But of course Michael Smith is a friend of Barnaby Joyce and isn't Abbott a Friend of Kathy Jackson's new boyfriend. Wasn't it Kathy's husband who was using all the prostitutes ????Why the connection with Slipper, Thomson and News Ltd. Ex army Ex police officers and Blewitts involvement with bikies.