While I agree that such smugness shouldn't be rewarded, I don't feel that should play a role in this proposal. Perhaps they might've been rude back then, but perhaps they've changed or became polite. Plus, I feel like this is just bringing up a dead horse to kick at again. Especially with those impressive achievements. So, while I usually follow the recommendations of the WA Minister, I feel like I'm going to keep the boots off. I just feel that this action down a year ago shouldn't play a part in how we vote about this person's commendation. But then again, I was never there, so I don't know how smug they were.
EDIT: After hearing that both the author and the nominee has voted against it, I think I'll change my vote to "Against" as well.