I used to say, during the election when Sarah Palin would inevitably be compared to Margaret Thatcher, that Thatcher would eat her for breakfast and then have McCain for a tasty midmorning snack. Looks like Maggie may have to polish up the carving knives:
Sarah Palin, the once obscure governor from Alaska who is shaking up rightwing politics across America, is promising to honour the woman she calls the Iron Lady by visiting Britain to see Margaret Thatcher.
Today Palin told her 1,630,386 Facebook friends that she was in discussions about meeting the baroness. In typically convoluted Palin language, she said she had received an invitation for a visit to London that “included the offer of arranging a meeting” with Thatcher.
The post came a day after the Mail on Sunday reported that Palin herself had made the approach, with her people contacting Thatcher’s office to ask for an audience. The Mail said Thatcher had agreed to see her, though no date has been specified.