I didn’t like Margaret Thatcher. Her policies were the beginning of a lot of bad things in the UK-things like offshored jobs, homeless people, exploding debt. Yeah, she’s a Constipative, for sure. But what she isn’t, is an idiot. And she never seemed like the type who suffered idiots gladly.

So it will come as no surprise to anyone save Mama Grifter that Thatcher doesn’t want to waste any of her time taking tea with a moron. Although it would be interesting to get Mama Grifter to talk about Thatcher, just to see what kind of a story she’d make up.

Because, of course, Mama Grifter is an idiot, and she undoubtedly “knows” as much about Margaret Thatcher as she “knows” about American history.

Sarah Palin wants to show to the Republican right that she is the true keeper of the Ronald Reagan flame by meeting the late president’s closest ally on the world stage.

A meeting with Margaret Thatcher in the centenary year of Reagan’s birth would be the perfect way of launching her bid for the Republican nomination for the 2012 US presidential election.

This is what Palin told Christina Lamb in the Sunday Times:

I am going to Sudan in July and hope to stop in England on the way. I am just hoping Mrs Thatcher is well enough to see me as I so admire her.

It appears that the former prime minister has no intention of meeting the darling of the Tea Party movement. Andy McSmith reported in the Independent this morning that Palin is likely to be “thwarted” on the grounds that Thatcher, 86, rarely makes public appearances.

It would appear that the reasons go deeper than Thatcher’s frail health. Her allies believe that Palin is a frivolous figure who is unworthy of an audience with the Iron Lady. This is what one ally tells me:

Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin. That would be belittling for Margaret. Sarah Palin is nuts.

Thatcher will show the level she punches at when she attends the unveiling of a statue of Ronald Reagan outside the US embassy in Grosvenor Square on Independence day on 4 July. This is what her ally told me:

Margaret is focusing on Ronald Reagan and will attend the unveiling of the statue. That is her level.

It is kind of hard to find people on Mama Grifter’s level, since most of them are in assisted-care facilities. So the Wasilla White Trash kinda has to shoot above her own level just to ask for room service.

Thatcher will have a lot of black marks when her history is written, but she’s going to avoid what would have been the blackest mark of all. Good for her.



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