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The dedication by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke on the inside cover of his autobiography My Awakening, to 'Mrs Pauline Hansen'. Photo supplied
The dedication allegedly written by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke on the inside cover of his autobiography My Awakening, to ‘Mrs Pauline Hansen’. Photo supplied

Former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke, is alleged to have written a personal dedication to One Nation’s Pauline Hanson in a copy of his autobiography My Awakening.

An Echonetdaily reader recently found the handwritten note in a copy of the book in a second hand bookshop in Ballina and supplied photos of the dedication.

The dedication read ‘To a true Patriot and National Hero Mrs Pauline Hansen [sic] July, 1999. David Duke. With best wishes for success and Victory!’

When Echonetdaily contacted Hanson’s office they said they had never heard of it before and pointed out that ‘Hansen’ was spelt incorrectly.

Jim Savage, candidate for Lockyer, said he was certain this was not a legitimate dedication and that he didn’t need to speak to Hanson to confirm that.

‘He’s part of an extremist right wing, racist group. We include all colours and peoples. He’s a white supremacist, he’s the opposite to us. We are all one, hence the name One Nation.’

Another LNP figure defects

Meanwhile another former Liberal National Party member has joined One Nation in Queensland, saying her policies put voters first.

Former Logan MP Michael Pucci has joined the Hanson team as campaign director for the Queensland election.

He follows sitting MP Steve Dickson and former MPs Sam Cox and Neil Symes from the LNP to the more conservative One Nation, which is preparing to stand candidates in most seats.

The LNP’s Queensland president Gary Spence says Mr Pucci’s decision has come out of the blue.

‘It is disappointing and somewhat surprising considering that quite recently Mr Pucci was seeking LNP pre-selection for a seat at the upcoming election,’ Mr Spence has told ABC radio.

Mr Pucci, who served a single term for the LNP before losing his seat to Labor at the last election, has told The Courier-Mail he bears no ill will towards the LNP.

‘It’s just that I think for me One Nation’s policies and how they are going about putting the people of Queensland first, is something I thought that I could help with.’

– with AAP

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  1. Very disappointed in echo editorial standards. You regularly accuse the Rupert press etc of bias yet publish an unverified allegation based on what is more than likely a hoax. Until Pauline is caught in white robes bearing a burning cross I will believe she has the best interests of struggling Australians at heart. The “Paulines”of this world float to the surface because professional politicians no longer represent the common man. We want living wages and a safety net for the aged, infirm and unlucky. We don’t want our standard of living or security depreciated by migration policies designed to facilitate the importation of cheap labour.

  2. Ah Joe, now in our “post truth” world, it seems its fair game to say anything, post anything and use inflammatory soundbites (a la Trump). It’s unfortunate this also means we’re in a “post ethics” world as well.
    It’s a pity you actually seem to believe people like Trump and Pauline Hanson are for the “common man”.
    What a fallacy! But you actually used the right wording when you say “The “Paulines” of this world float to the surface…”. Yes indeed… like excrement!

    And, why wouldn’t Duke send Pauline an inscribed copy wishing her well? She seems to share common values with him.

  3. One Nation the opposite of racist groups? This is a party that cannot even tolerate us allowing people to poo in a different sort of toilet. This is the party whose leader that told us in the nineties “I believe we are in danger of being swamped by Asians” – you cannot get much more racist than that. And voters in WA shortly, and in other states in other elections, will be interested to read that it’s good to read that One Nation is putting QLD first. Indeed One Nation appears to think that the rest of Australia will accept views more popular a QLD country town – racism, Islamophobia, homophobia, and xenophobia (and the latter’s near relations economic nationalism, protectionism and a fear of foreign investment)>


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