Sunday, March 18, 2007

Ignorance is bliss

Pauline Hanson, the woman who launched a formidable grass-roots movement that arguably changed the face of Australian politics, has an autobiography coming out.

True, she failed, and was in fact chewed up and spat out by ‘the system’ that she detested.

But what salient fact about this enigmatic woman is chosen to be exclusively focussed upon in this brief news item?

Why, of course — Hanson’s admission that she’d had a “sexual relationship” with her then senior adviser David Oldfield.

As if the revelation of a tryst with ‘Babyface’ Oldfield weren’t already too much information, we are treated to the following extract describing “their first night together in Canberra’s Sundowner Village Motel, where he cooked her dinner”:

We enjoyed each other’s company and talked for hours. We ended up spending the night together. It was dawn before he left.

Memo JoJo Publishing: Please have pity and publish an expurgated edition.


Blogger Caz said...

The Sundowner Village Motel - talk about roughing it, they were sticking to a tight budget.

He, of course, denied any sexual contact - out right, blank denial.

What do you think Jacob? Which one is telling furphies?

This is Hanson's third biography.

23/3/07 12:31 PM  
Blogger Jacob A. Stam said...

But is it her 3rd AUTObiography?

I'm not sure which is being truthful or not. I tend to think Hanson wouldn't have any reason to lie about it. After all what possible gain could be made from inventing a story about sleeping with a rattlesnake? Oldfield may have more to gain from a denial. And yet...

Who really cares or wants to know? I don't...

25/3/07 11:39 AM  

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