Clive Palmer preference deal
(Image: AAP/Glenn Hunt)

Pollies use Palmer You know you've really tapped into the anti-mood of a state when politicians start using your image (combined with a promise to oppose you) as their promotional material.

Federal Perth MP fPatrick Gorman has taken to using an image of Clive Palmer -- looking for all the world like a cartoon rich guy villain, counting a stack of money from his seat in Parliament -- as an inducement to follow Gorman's Facebook page: "Want to stop Clive Palmer tearing down WA's hard border? Like this page."

Although, to be honest, we're not sure the exact connection between the two.