This is an interesting development in the story of some photos that have emerged claimed to be pictures of a rather younger Pauline Hansen in, shall we say some rather risqué poses. For the sake of comparison I have put up two pictures taken from a similar angle, the first is a face cropped from one of the pictures in question and the second is a very recent shot of Ms Hansen.
Ms Hanson says she’s furious about the publication of the photos but is determined to continue her campaign until polling day on Saturday.
“I’m going to campaign and win the seat,” she said.
The photos, which were published in the Sunday Telegraph, were supposedly taken in the mid 1970s by Jack Johnson who says he was Ms Hanson’s boyfriend at the time.
Mr Johnson claims he met Ms Hanson in a Brisbane grocery shop and later took her to the opening of the Pelican Bay Resort near Coffs Harbour on his Harley Davidson motorbike.
He says the photographs were taken after a night of partying at the resort.
Ms Hanson flatly denies she knew him – and insists the pictures are not of her.
”I was married and I had my second child in February of 1975,” she said.
”I was living on the Gold Coast. I have never worked in a grocery shop north of Brisbane.
Looking at the pictures there is some very clear similarities But also some distinct differences, eye colour and shape does not change much over time and they are quite different in the two pictures, the noses are also different; the one in the top picture is much more symmetrical than Ms Hansen’s recent photo. The mouth and jaw lines are also different. I tend to think that they are not pictures of the same woman but what are the feelings of my dear readers?