Mr Garrett has given an exclusive interview to the Truth Weekender newspaper, TV3 News reported.
"In the interview Garrett talks about the dark forces within ACT and the `thrill' of securing the birth certificate of the dead infant 26 years ago," the report said.
"He takes a shot at ACT's former deputy Heather Roy and her adviser Simon Ewing-Jarvie."
Mrs Roy lost the deputy leadership last month and Mr Ewing-Jarvie leaked damaging notes she had prepared for her defence, in which she accused party leader Rodney Hide of bullying her.
In the newspaper interview Mr Garrett describes his ordeal over the passport as "bloody awful" and says he "went down in flames" because he was a supporter of Mr Hide, the TV3 report said.
First of all, we can't understand quite how David Garrett could describe obtaining the birth certificate of a dead infant as a "thrill". We reckon that Garrett has a somewhat different idea as to what is exciting than we have! It's not something which he ought to be glorifying, or even trying to justify.
Secondly, we wonder how many more revelations that Act can withstand. Will it really surprise anyone that the party is dysfunctional? We've seen the obvious dissent resulting in the sacking of Heather Roy as deputy leader, followed in short order by the release of the so-called Roy Dossier which dissed Rodney Hide's leadership. Central to it all was Roy's former adviser, Simon Ewing-Jarvie. We can only conclude that Garrett is trying to discredit Roy as a pay-back.
We wonder why he'd bother. Hilary Calvert will enter Parliament to replace Garrett, and it is suggested that she will be more sympathetic to Roy than to Hide. Next cab off the rank should some ill befall another Act MP is Peter Tashkoff, a Hide hater, who in the loose unit stakes makes Catherine Delahunty look almost normal! Do Garret and Act REALLY want to unleash Tashkoff on the electorate?
These are interesting times. FWIW, we reckon that it would be better for Garrett to slip away quietly rather than pour petrol on the fire. Act needs to be able to demonstrate stability, not division if it has any chance whatsoever to survive beyond to 2011 election.