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This Lady is not for turning up: Margaret Thatcher snubs request to meet Sarah Palin in London

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posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 09:47 AM
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This Lady is not for turning up: Margaret Thatcher snubs request to meet Sarah Palin in London


www.dailymail.co.uk

She's an avid admirer of Britain’s first and only female prime minister, but it seems the Iron Lady isn’t so fond of her.

Sarah Palin was hoping to meet Margaret Thatcher in London next month as part of her potential campaign for Republican presidential candidate.

But Baroness Thatcher’s aides have poured cold water on the idea as they say Mrs Palin is ‘nuts’ and an ‘embarrassment’ to mainstream Tories.

Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 09:47 AM
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I think the iron lady calling Sarah Palin "nuts" is a bit like the pot calling the kettle black, but to even think of Palin running America and having access to nuclear weapons IS nuts.

Maggie had her faults but she was not a religious nut job and provided my country with strong leadership..

If she thought she was going to get any cheap publicity,
she will not get any approval from the Iron Lady it seems..

www.dailymail.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 09:55 AM
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Well of course she did! She has Dementia! Why would they subject her to Palin? How utterly embarrassing if that should happen; Maggie might think she was the Queen and throw out a hip! (sarcasm)

It really is not a joke and should have a measure of "dignity"; what was Sarah thinking? Probably a publicist or someone with some bright idea to rub shoulders with the "Strong Dominant Woman Meme" in hopes that it rubs off!

Washington Post on Thatcher's condition



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 09:58 AM
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Maybe she realised Palin is not the right bloodline to rule, just a commoner with leadership delusions.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 10:04 AM
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Originally posted by Cheerfulnihilist
Maybe she realised Palin is not the right bloodline to rule, just a commoner with leadership delusions.


And there is a world of difference between an genuine conservative and an blatant media whore.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 10:04 AM
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I gather Lady Thatcher has suffered a stroke and is frail and unwell. She has retired from public life, and was too unwell to attend the royal Wedding.

I doubt very much that her aides would allow her to be used by some American politician for publicity.
Whatever your opinions on Mrs Thatchers policies, she was a formidable person and had her own ideologies which she stuck to. For her strength of character alone, I salute her.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 10:04 AM
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Exactly, it's only purpose was for a photo opportunity for the folks back home. Try and instill into the voters minds that Palin can be an "Iron Lady" too. I'm glad Thatcher declined not to be used for Palin propaganda.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 10:05 AM
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Well she did say she would watch out for "Our great allies 'North Korea' in their moment of need".................



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 10:11 AM
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Maggie Thatcher also missed Obama's historic speech at Westminster....


She is very ill and very frail.

I'm sure the fact that Palin is nuts and deluded has some bearing on the decision, but I would imagine the fact that Thatcher is ill and Non compos mentis, has a much bigger impact on the decision.


Why would anyone in GB want to meet Palin?


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posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 10:17 AM
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It's not because Tatcher is sick or suffering from dementia, it's becaus Palin is "nuts"

Quote from a Tatcher aide:
"Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin. That would be belittling for Margaret. Sarah Palin is nuts."





edit on 8-6-2011 by XyZeR because: added relevant quote



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 10:18 AM
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Palin's handlers know that her weakness
is her foreign policy experience. She
has absolutely ZILCH in that area
but she can see Russia across the
pond from her back porch

Palin was just using Thatcher as
a photo Op.

Palin met with Netanyahu not
long ago. That didn't go well.
I think BB thought she was
an airhead. He did not give
Palin his blessing IMO.
I think Palin thought "Kosher"
was some sort of lil furry creature
u keep in a cage.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 10:21 AM
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Good for Margaret Thatcher! It's not too hard to see that Palin would only be interested in meeting with her for a photo-op.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 10:23 AM
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Her weakness isn't only her foreign policy experience. Her biggest weakness is just what they said, she's nuts, and extremely ignorant as well.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 10:25 AM
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Nice slap in the face. Exactly what she deserved. She's already done enough to strengthen the stereotype idea people across the world have of Americans and she should make no illusions that she of any political importance or ever will be.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 10:27 AM
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Originally posted by XyZeR
reply to post by blupblup
 


It's not because Tatcher is sick or suffering from dementia, it's becaus Palin is "nuts"

Quote from a Tatcher aide:
"Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin. That would be belittling for Margaret. Sarah Palin is nuts."




Oh No, I'm aware of what the article said, I did read the OP.

I am saying, that her health will have more of an impact on this decision than people think.
Also this is what an aide said, NOT what Maggie herself said.

And as I also pointed out, she didn't go and see Obama when he gave his speech, where 3 previous Prime Ministers all took their seats and watched his speech... and this wasn't because he is nuts... It's because of her health.


The media like to sell stories and sell papers...she didn't want to meet her because she's ill, In fact, I'll bet that Thatcher doesn't even know about this proposed meeting, her staff wouldn't even bother her with it.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 10:28 AM
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Originally posted by Mdv2
Nice slap in the face. Exactly what she deserved. She's already done enough to strengthen the stereotype idea people across the world have of Americans and she should make no illusions that she of any political importance or ever will be.


and what stereotype would that be?

Maybe I am sick of what other counties think.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 10:39 AM
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www.ustream.tv...

www.salon.com...

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posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 10:42 AM
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Originally posted by blupblup
Why would anyone in GB want to meet Palin?


Good question. There is no reason that I can see. Unless they think she's 'hot', which seems to be a popular political opinion here in the States. :shk:

But I wonder why Palin would want to meet Thatcher? What could she possibly get out of the meeting except some kind of validation for Palin's existence in the political arena? I don't think Palin is able to have a discussion with Thatcher. Does she even know who Thatcher is?

I don't blame Thatcher for not wanting to be used by this nutjob. I wouldn't want to meet Palin, either.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 10:52 AM
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Good for Thatcher!

In all the videos I've seen of Palin she doesn't once make any sense. She seems to talk and talk circles around things she doesn't understand. Like a little girl playing politics...

Still, she's gorgeous though, hot as hell. Gotta give her that.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 10:55 AM
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I think you underestimate her BH,
www.abovetopsecret.com...

And why wouldn't people want to meet Palin in GB, she got cooties or something, fricken elitist attitudes

and whats wrong with average hard working Americans?

arrrrgh, I'm gonna have a nervous breakdown.




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