Jacqui Lambie tossed political correctness to the wind during a radio show
that involved interviewing a caller as a potential suitor.
When the breakfast hosts suggested they help her find love, she replied: "Now they must have heaps of cash and they've got to have a package between their legs, let's be honest.
"And I don't need them to speak, they don't even need to speak."
Lambie’s blunt, emphatic responses, throwbacks from an era of male chauvinism decried by women, quickly fired up the tabloids, and for good reason in the view of many.
A young male listener called into the show telling Lambie he was just the kind of man since he had inherited some money and had experience with older women.
"I'm just a bit concerned because you're so young, I'm not sure you'd be able to handle Jacqui Lambie," the outspoken politician, who served a decade in Australia's armed forces, said.
The senator then asked: "Are you well-hung?"
"Like a donkey," he replied, as the hosts tried to get the pair together on a date before the man rang off.
Seemingly unfazed the senator jokingly replied, "I have that effect on men." Lambie is a member of the Palmer United Party founded by mining magnate Clive Palmer.
Lambie soon backtracked, claiming her remarks were born out of embarrassment.
Her, some would say, vulgar responses to questions followed a line of very personal and delicate questioning by the breakfast show hosts, including how she took care of hairy legs, bikini line and underarms.
"When Kim and Dave on Hobart's Heart FM 107.3 this morning asked me about my love life in a light hearted segment -- I tried to cover up my embarrassment by making a joke," Lambie said.