It's not every day international media led by Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and all points in-between has its interest aroused by events surrounding the declaration of candidates standing in an obscure Queensland rural seat.

But then former One Nation founder and ex-Federal MP Pauline Hanson -- for all her whinnying appeal to be, yet again, intent on standing up to the bully boys of politics -- is no ordinary candidate. After all, as she told reporters at the official declaration of her candidacy for the Gold Coast hinterland seat of Beaudesert yesterday: she's sees herself as not unlike Abraham Lincoln.