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The BBC And Guardian Use Margaret Thatcher’s Lie To Slam ‘Nuts’ Sarah Palin

by | 13th, June 2011

SARAH Palin may one say be in charge of over five thousand nuclear missiles. She wants to visit the UK on her way to Sudan. 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.

When told of this, the Iron Lady’s aide (billed as a Thatcher “ally” in the Guardian ) was reported to have uttered:

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

It’s odd that no-one can name this source who knows  the aged Thatcher’s mind. But there is word from a member of Maggie’s gang who will go on the record. An email is sent :

Just sent to

Margaret Thatcher being used to smear Sarah Palin?

As a strong conservative American with family origins in Britain this simply does not seem right. In a week that Obama sides with Argentina and calls the Falklands the “Malvinas”, comments attributed to Lady Thatcher’s staff are being used to discredit a leader of American conservatism.
Further, the remarks are an insult to me and to other Sarah Palin backers. I am a 60 year old with advanced degrees in medicine and business who has started businesses and been the CEO of two of them. Is Lady Thatcher’s position that I am unable to judge the sanity of those I support?
I urge Lady Thatcher, who is a real hero to many Americans, to re-evaluate this alleged derogation of Sarah Palin, and if possible to meet with her directly to strengthen the cross Atlantic ties of freedom loving Brits and Americans.

Respectfully yours,

A reply is forthcoming:

From: Margaret Thatcher Foundation

To: ————

Sent: Friday, June 10, 2011 4:51 PM

Subject: Mrs Palin
Dear Mr ——-,

Thank you for your message.
I have no inside knowledge of this business to offer I am afraid and
certainly am not in a position to make any kind of statement on Lady
Thatcher’s behalf. I’m happy though to give you my personal view.
The Guardian, of course, is not a newspaper at all
sympathetic to Lady Thatcher (or to Mrs. Palin), so reports on this
topic, from that source, have minimal credibility. If nothing
else, would Lady Thatcher have ever described a prominent US
conservative politician as ‘nuts’, or approved an ‘ally’ who used the
description? I would hope that question answers itself.
Of course, sadly, Lady Thatcher’s health is not good these days and such considerations naturally dominate her schedule.
That much is true. Someone once said that if you plaster together the
true and the false you thereby manufacture the plausible, but in this case I don’t think even that much has been achieved by the Guardian.
On the ‘Malvinas’, the OAS never learns and the State Department
endlessly seeks to curry favour with it for the sake of the a quiet
life. The question is a closed one as far as we in Britain are

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