Pauline crushes the major parties - with a monster truck
PAULINE Hanson says she has the policy credentials to drive over the top of the Coalition and the ALP in the federal election.
The controversial One Nation senate candidate believes she will win a seat in parliament when Australia votes on July 2.
To prove her point, yesterday Ms Hanson guided a monster truck over two beaten-up, worn-out sedans replete with ALP and Liberal signage.
The media event at Brisbane's Doomben Racecourse was billed as a promotional opportunity for charity group Childs Vision.
"I've been asked ... to support the Childs Vision and it's all about, um, the kids," she said, appearing to stumble over what the organisation actually did.
"Children who are terminally ill that have got out of hospitals.
"They give them a five-star lifestyle and I think it's a wonderful charity."
Ms Hanson then warned Prime Minister Michael Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten she was revved up about smashing their parties in the polls.
"You'll be seeing that I'll being driving over two cars - one marked Liberal and one marked Labor," she said before clambering into a five-tonne, 1600 horsepower truck.
"And I intend to crush them at this election because over the years they have tried to crush me - destroy me.
"And I've come back - time and time again."
Refusing to wear a helmet, Ms Hanson strapped herself in to the truck and did a couple of practice laps.
Barely able to see over the steering wheel, the 62-year-old tiny redhead then pressed the pedal to the metal and did her best to flatten the old bombs.
The old cars were flattened somewhat - but ironically, perhaps, the most damage was done by an experienced monster truck driver who was trailing her in another vehicle.
"I'm pleased with my performance," Ms Hanson said afterwards.
"I was given all these instructions - don't push it (the accelerator) to hard, don't push it to light.
"I thought I'm just going to go right over the top.
"That (the drive) was spot-on and my campaign is going to be spot-on as well."
For the record, the Childs Vision website says the organisation exists to help terminally ill children and "provide training and services for indigenous and disadvantaged persons in need of employment, and to assist them in the creation of their own business ventures throughout Australia and to provide for direct relief of poverty, sickness, destitution, suffering and misfortune". - ARM NEWSDESK