June 15th, 2010
04:23 PM ET
8 years ago

Palin hopes to meet Thatcher during possible trip to U.K.

Sarah Palin said she hopes to meet one of her 'political heroines', former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, when she visits London.

Sarah Palin said she hopes to meet one of her 'political heroines', former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, when she visits London.

(CNN) - Sarah Palin may be going global in her effort to connect with prominent conservatives. The former Republican vice presidential nominee said she has received an invitation to visit London and included in that was an offer to meet former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, she wrote on her Facebook page.

In the Monday posting, she described Thatcher as "one of my political heroines."

"Baroness Thatcher's life and career serve as a blueprint for overcoming the odds and challenging the 'status quo.' She started life as a grocer's daughter from Grantham and rose to become Prime Minister – all by her own merit and hard work. I cherish her example and will always count her as one of my role models. Her friendship with my other political hero, Ronald Reagan, exemplified the Special Relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom," she wrote.

Palin, who did not detail who has extended the invitation to visit, said she hopes to arrange the trip "in the future."

A spokeswoman for Thatcher told CNN her office has not been contacted recently about a possible meeting although the two women's staffs did speak last year. Asked if the former prime minister would want to meet Palin, the spokesman said "she would be very happy...if it is feasible." The spokeswoman said the possible meeting seems to have generated a lot of interest in the U.S.

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soundoff (164 Responses)

    Ain't gonna happen!

    ((You heard it here first!))

    June 15, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  2. Larry

    Now all of England will know how stupid she is.

    June 15, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  3. Dano

    I'd bet Palin didn't even know who Margaret Thatcher was until someone informed her within the last few days.

    June 15, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  4. Jenny

    Wow, maybe they can go out and blast away one of Britain's dangerous hedgehogs with a right-to-bear arms assault rifle. And then trade winks at the news conference afterward when they show off the bloody carcass.

    June 15, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  5. Felonious Monk

    Rogue-from a dictionary
    1.A dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel
    2.A playfully mischievous person; scamp
    3.A tramp or vagabond
    4.A rogue elephant or other animal of similar disposition
    5.Biology, a usually inferior organism, esp. a plant, varying markedly from the normal

    June 15, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  6. Jeff In Ohio

    She's dead, right? I mean, that's the joke, isn't it? Palin may meet a dead person, that's news?

    ...she's dead Jim.

    June 15, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  7. Wisconsinite

    Awwwww . . . isn't it sweet that Palin writes that Prime Minister Thatcher is one of her political heroines . . . . on her FACEBOOK PAGE! What IS this woman??? Sixteen??? I have this mental picture of her sitting on her bed with all of her stuffed animals in a pink bedroom typing away on her Facebook page! God, how can ANYONE take this idiot seriously?? Sarah, sweetie . . . here's a clue about you and PM Thatcher . . . .you aren't fit to tie her shoes!

    June 15, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  8. Lynda/Minnesota

    Nothing good can come of this proposed meeting. Mrs. Thatcher is now suffering from demetia. I seriously doubt her family would allow Palin to drag Thatcher into what only amounts to a photo op to be included in Palin's newest book.

    Having said that, clearly Palin has no shame in exploitation. First her children, and now Thatcher.

    June 15, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  9. Shucks

    Being that the Brits are mad at us right now as so many have invested in BP, and since the Gulf disaster, BP has lost half of it's investment, and Thatcher was a big oil supporter, I'm sure Drill baby Drill Sarah will have no trouble fitting right in. You go Sarah. Have a great time. Maybe you and Thatcher can think up a way to plug the leak.

    June 15, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  10. get real

    I feel so sorry for the poor intern at CNN who is assigned to read all the crap on Palin's FB page and tell the rest of us about her silly ramblings.

    June 15, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  11. GI Joe

    Is Fergie selling opportunities to meet Thatcher now?

    June 15, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  12. Nellie Bly

    Given her fan base, it's probably London, KY – not London, England.

    June 15, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  13. MN Hockey Mom

    Don't do it Margaret... you'll be sorry!!!!

    June 15, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  14. Katie B in NC

    Why? For a spirited discussion of economic policy and international relations? That's a laugh! Mrs. Thatcher shouldn't waste her time.

    June 15, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  15. AJ

    Why on earth would Margaret Thatcher want to meet with such a worthless nothing of a human being?

    June 15, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  16. normajean

    There is absolutely no end to this womans arrogance. Why on earth would Margaret Thatcher want to meet this under educated, blow hard, publicity hound. Without a pre- written script and sound bites printed on her hand, there's no way Sarah Palin could speak with any knowledge to a woman of Mrs.Thatchers intelligence..and political stature. Sarah probably thinks she would be speaking for the American people. Well, she wouldn't be, she just might embarrass us and make a fool of herself.

    June 15, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  17. Eunice

    Sara wishes......Hows that going for ya?

    June 15, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  18. Gil

    Two witches meeting over the caldron. One old and one new!

    June 15, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  19. Not All Docs Play Golf

    This woman is so stupid. I'll bet before her "coaching" that she didn't even know who Margaret Thatcher was. Now she acts like she's been a Thatcher and Ronald Ray-Gun groupie since way back. This shallow, dumb fake makes me sick, and anyone who thinks highly of her must have limited cerebral blood flow.

    June 15, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  20. Sniffit

    Hahaha...what a great juxtaposition that would make. Genius versus the doofus. I'm pretty sure Thatcher thinks Caribou Barbie is a screaming retard. I wouldn't put money on getting her to admit it publicly though...altho she does have a knack for speaking her mind.

    June 15, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  21. Sniffit

    "...if it is feasible"

    LOL. That's called polite British speak for "go hump a table leg you towering example of infantile American ignorance."

    June 15, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  22. MsDp

    Good deal. Is there any way we can get her stay? Please stay sarah stay!

    June 15, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  23. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Even if old lady Thatcher is senile by now, she's still a mental giant compared to this uppity pinhead.... what a joke

    June 15, 2010 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  24. Ric

    Go Sarah!! CNN haters have nothing to do but sit here and hate on you all day as they wait for thier welfare checks to arrive and Obamacare to kick in. !!!

    Plain scares you libtards to DEATH! And you had better be afraid!!!...


    June 15, 2010 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  25. illinois nurse

    You can bet she will not give an IPod with her speaches as a present and she will show humility, not like our Dear Leader did. Notice, Margaret Thatcher did not meet this arrogant community organizer we elected to play "White" house.

    June 15, 2010 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
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