SARA Halpin waited on Summer Street for 45 minutes to meet Pauline Hanson on Wednesday.
When she finally caught up with the Senate hopeful outside the Orange electoral office she said it was well worth the wait.
“I’ve been following her since she stood in 1996,” she said.
“She’s just a breath of fresh air.
“She voices a lot of opinions I have and she’s a very strong and inspirational woman.”
Ms Halpin was following a Facebook teaser from the politician’s campaign team asking fans to contact their local media to find out where the self-proclaimed “redhead you can trust” would be on her whistle-stop tour of the central west.
The only problem was, up until late in the afternoon even the media didn’t know.
It wasn’t quite a rock star welcome for Ms Hanson when she called into Orange on Wednesday on the campaign tour to drum up support for her return to politics.
She wasn’t inundated with supporters but several voters pre-polling double-took when the other famous redhead of Australian politics gave them a big grin and attempted to thrust a flyer into their hands.
Most politely declined the offer.
Cries of “Pauline, Pauline” screamed from a passing P-plater also greeted Ms Hanson, despite the young driver barely being born when the One Nation founder entered Parliament as an independent in 1996.
- Clare Colley