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    So Now All These People Will Apologize To Sarah Palin About Margaret Thatcher, Right?

    So Now All These People Will Apologize To Sarah Palin About Margaret Thatcher, Right?

    A week ago The Guardian reported that Margaret Thatcher was refusing to meet with Sarah Palin, attributing a quote to an “ally” of Thatcher as follows:

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

    The blogosphere, including some conservative and libertarian haters of Palin, erupted in joy, with loads of snark and derision directed at Palin.

    It turns out that the Guardian story was a hoax, as reported by Nile Gardiner

    I have spoken to Lady Thatcher’s Private Office regarding the story, and they confirm that the attack on Sarah Palin definitely did not come from her office, and in no way reflects her views. As a former aide to Margaret Thatcher myself, I can attest that this kind of thinking is entirely alien to her, and that such remarks would never be made by her office. She has always warmly welcomed like-minded figures in the United States, and has in the past met with numerous US presidential candidates and political dignitaries when they have visited London. But at the age of 85 she is now able to receive very few visitors at all.

    There was never any snub of Sarah Palin by Lady Thatcher’s office. However, there has been a great deal of mischief-making and unpleasantness from sections of the liberal press in a vain and futile attempt to use Margaret Thatcher’s name to smear a major US politician

    So now all these people who used a fictitious account of Margaret Thatcher refusing to meet with Palin to belittle Palin now will apologize to Palin, right?

    And then to Lady Thatcher, right?

    (h/t to reader Charles and Nice Deb)

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    From the guardian article, it's clear that Palin knows Thatcher has health issues and might not meet with her,and the anti-Palin statements aren't coming from Thatcher.
    The Guardian story was not a hoax. Not that the Guardian isn't known for loosely sourced stories,
    but this one is on solid ground,and needed apologize to anybody. How it played out in the blogosphere is something I haven't followed in detail.
    I did like your early coverage of the revere quotes,and think you have a theme going here which you may be able to continue if, "unexpectedly", the media and the left continues to not get Palin.


     
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    narciso | June 14, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    That's really nothing of the kind, and she did meet with Cameron, some months ago, Anonymous
    sources, deserve anonymous acknowledgement.

    Maggie Thatcher is the daughter of a grocer, and Sarah Palin the daughter of a middling teacher. Of course they both have class. It's innate in both cases, and neither of them could have gone as far as they did without it.
    It's the elitists from elite universities, their detractors, who lack the class.
    And they don't even know it!

    Rush mentioned Legal Insurrection again by leading off today's show with this post.


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