Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has a new online store where you can buy merch like bumper stickers and… prints of that iconic oil painting featuring Lambie as Princess Leia riding Clive Palmer as Jabba the Hut.
It’s a painting that’s long tantalised followers of Aussie politics for both its shock value and accurate depictions.
The painting was first unveiled at the 2015 Bald Archy caricature competition by artist Lindsay Spears. Fast-forward to 2021 and the original has finally been handed to Lambie herself, who immediately hung it up in her electorate office. As one does.
Now she’s flogging reprints of the iconic artwork starting at a cool $30. If you’re keen for a larger print that’s been signed by Lambie herself, that’ll set you back only $50.
Here’s where things get really wild.
Lambie’s online store also lists the original oil painting up for sale.
“The original has found its way into my hot little hands,” Lambie wrote on her site.
“As you can see, I’m having a lot of fun with it, but I don’t think it would be fair if I didn’t offer Clive a chance to put it on his wall.”
you Clive Palmer back $2,500,000, but don’t worry, that’s still half price.
“Here you go Clive, your chance to own this priceless piece of art! Love ya,” Lambie wrote.
And hey, if he did end up buying it to remove it from the public eye, he’d effectively be bankrolling the reelection campaign of his former party’s former Senator. *chef’s kiss*
Even if you’re not in the market for a painting of a bikini-clad Senator strangling a billionaire mining magnate, the online store is still worth a gander.
Quite a few nice touches have been added, such as “Buy” buttons being replaced with things like “Oooo go on…” and “I must have it”. It’s like she took the words right out of my mouth.
The Aussie bumper stickers Lambie’s flogging aren’t too bad, either.
One of them reads: “My other car got CANCELLED.”
After starting her political by spewing all sorts of problematic shit, only to evolve into one of the few voices of common sense in Parliament, let’s just hope Lambie keeps on this trajectory so that we don’t have to CANCEL her again.