Pauline Hanson

As a father of two young daughters, I naturally worry about whether they have any positive role models. Where, I fret, are the strong, confident, powerful women who will show them that they, too, can make a difference in the world? But I don’t fret too much, because I know there will always be at least one woman I can hold up to my girls as an example of feminine success: Pauline Hanson.

Here is a woman who has let nothing stand in her way: not the media, not the political establishment, not widespread public condemnation, not repeated humiliating failure, not awareness of the extent of her own abilities, not reality; nothing. Here is a woman who not only knows the meaning of success, but experiences it personally once every 20 years.