Thatcher Ally: “Sarah Palin is nuts.”
Last year it was announced that Palin was to meet with Margaret Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister, and Ronald Reagan’s closest ally.
Sarah Palin reportedly has plans in the works to meet with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher when she makes an upcoming trip across the pond to the United Kingdom.
British tabloid the Daily Mail first broke news of Palin's visit to the UK on Sunday, reporting that representatives for the ex-Alaska governor had reached out to Thatcher and asked "for a meeting as part of a bid to enhance her claim to be the 'heir to Ronald Reagan' and prepare to challenge Mr Obama."
According to the British tabloid, Thatcher accepted Palin's "informal" invitation to meet should she travel to London.
Meanwhile, Palin relayed news of her upcoming trip to the UK with a slightly different twist. When the ex-governor took to Facebook to address the matter Monday, she signaled that her arrangement to meet with Thatcher arose from an invitation extended by the former Prime Minister:
It seems that Palin’s plans will now have to change, as Mrs. Thatcher’s allies are apparently on to Sarah, and Mrs. Thatcher will not be meeting with Mrs. Palin. The Guardian, emphasis mine:
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.
Can’t wait to read Sullivan’s blog in the morning.