June 15th, 2010
04:23 PM ET
4 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)
  1. J.T.

    Don't do it Ms. Thatcher. This woman is like a virus.

    June 15, 2010 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  2. jeff

    I wonder if Margaret Thatcher can pony up the $100,000 to meet the Real Live Genuine Palin. Hm. Maybe Bumbles Beck or Loamy Limbaugh will pay her tab in exchange for 2 minutes of brilliance on talk radio?

    June 15, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  3. The Smart One

    Like Sarah Palin actually knows who Margaret Thatcher is. Can someone muzzle this retarded beast please?

    June 15, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  4. Four and The Door

    Like it or not libs, Sarah Palin is out and about and she's got tens of millions of Americans on board with her message. We can still be a great nation guided by values and responsibility. We can get our country back to work and we are proud of our country and our place in the world.

    June 15, 2010 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  5. Larry

    @ get real.

    LOL. I couldn't agree more.

    June 15, 2010 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  6. pc

    sarah palin is an idiot! who does this trailor trash think she is??! she has no skills nor knowledge of anything worldly except for the bashing of our president. someone needs to tell this bimbo that in some countries she could be killed for speaking hatred for that countries leader on forign land. she made a fool of herself in china doing her hate speech about barack obama so i quess she thinks she can be a big star in england as well. she is an uneducated fool that does not deserve this press time. i hate john mccain for opening up this can of evil apon us. when is this maniac going to realize the election is over, barack obama won by a huge majority ,making her a big fat loser!
    she continues going around preaching her election speach as if she is still running for president [not vice president] making her look like an idiot.palin is know more than an older ,more stupid paris hilton.please cnn stop giving her this space.

    June 15, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  7. K2mn

    England beware – one of the worst USA citizens is coming! Please don't believe a word Palin says, do not give her any money (what she covets most), and be careful, for this woman should not be trusted with anyone or anything.

    June 15, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  8. JF

    OK – someone needs to throw a net over this goon. Didn't we suffer enough for eight years with DUBBYA as our goodwill embassador (EEK!), spreading his idiocy around the globe?? I'm afraid Sister Sarah is suffering from a serious case of DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR. I just could not see this coming to fruition, seriously!

    June 15, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  9. Ex-Republican since McCain picked Palin

    Why McCain, WHY!!! All this Palin as an effort to show you are Presidential Material? Doesn't work to the smart Americans. May work for those who just plain hate Obama, or can not see thru you, but not the rest of us. PLEASE go away!

    June 15, 2010 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  10. Ex-Republican since McCain picked Palin

    Does "anyone" believe she writes her own Facebook pages? And if you do, how can you after hearing her talk. Like her rambling about her being accused of having breast implants. Man.

    June 15, 2010 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  11. jim michigan

    Illinois nurse –Are you serious? Are you that spitful? The fact that the White house is called the White house suggests that a black man, or any other colored person can't be president? This is a country built by all races.

    June 15, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  12. Tam

    Who thinks and writes for Palin? Please find out, journalists. She cannot possibly have a complete coherent thought and then write it down in a proper sentence.

    June 15, 2010 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  13. Tam

    "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 [Palin] wrote.

    Now compare this to her verbatim statements! Not the same person.

    June 15, 2010 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  14. anagram_kid

    Four and the Door wrote: “…Sarah Palin is out and about and she's got tens of millions of Americans on board with her message. We can still be a great nation guided by values and responsibility. We can get our country back to work and we are proud of our country and our place in the world.”

    What message does she have – I hate people who are smarter and more successful than me and you should too?

    And regarding the last sentence… every adult I know is gainfully employed. If you are not, please do not blame others. Take that message of responsibility seriously and find a job.

    June 15, 2010 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  15. anagram_kid

    The British are known for being polite so I think Palin needs to understand that “if it is feasible” is a nice way of saying “don’t count on it”.

    June 15, 2010 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  16. Marcus

    Four and the Door – 'We can still be a great nation guided by values and responsibility. We can get our country back to work and we are proud of our country and our place in the world.'
    Excuse?
    You're STILL believing that the USA under Barack Obama's leadership is going to the sink?
    Oh wait... you're a birther...

    As for the issue at hand, the greatest fan in the whole world of Ayn Rand's work will meet the woman whose International Affairs credentials were 'I can see Russia from my window'?
    Oh man...
    Margaret Thatcher's work boosted up the Economy of the UK.
    Fact, no matter how much you disagree with her policies.
    BUT she also dropped way way down all the rest, her government's focus was SOLELY the economy (except for that bloody war with the Argentinians). Health issues (especially when related to children), for example, dropped to the lowest levels of all Western Europe during her tenure.
    FACT, no matter how you agree with her policies.

    June 15, 2010 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  17. NVa Native

    Why would Thatcher meet with a self-absorbed TV personality?

    June 15, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  18. Ron in California.

    you lefties are really nasty....but Palin is laughing all the way to the bank.. Jokes on you if you keep her in the news.. To prove the point, how many of you know who the VP candidate was under Gore?, Clinton? (hunt-it was Gore) Carter? Palin is famos and rich not becuse of Mcain but because you lefties refuse to ignore her. LOL

    June 15, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  19. anagram_kid

    Someone might want to mention to Palin that Thatcher is suffering from Alzheimer’s. I think it is very disrespectful to drag someone who is not in control of their faculties into a photo op to score political points. But it sounds like the invitation, like any chance of holding down a job, is all in Palin’s head.

    June 15, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  20. Marcus

    Ops...
    Forgot to type one word, please read '(except for that short bloody war with the Argentinians)'

    June 15, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  21. Don Wuerl

    OMG! JONNY, BRING THE BACKHOE! This woman, Sara Palin, has a cronic case of Mandibular Incontinence. Everytime that her mouth opens more crap spews out!

    June 15, 2010 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  22. forrestoak

    It never ceases to amaze me how much supposedly "smart" people can't stand Palin, yet when they are asked what policies of hers they oppose they never answer. All I ever see is ignorant slanderous remarks.

    June 15, 2010 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  23. rick

    Hey Libs...how that hopey and change working for ya?...

    June 15, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  24. Not a Fan

    Ha - Palin does not even hold a candle to Thatcher, that's for sure! The ONLY thing they have in common is that they are both female. To start with, Thatcher is intelligent and actually lives in reality.

    June 15, 2010 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  25. Marcus

    Ron in California – Arrogance stopped by your door, entered the house and is living well in there... Isn't?
    WE (people who don't worship Sarah Palin like you) don't 'refuse to ignore her'. She's news and we can't deny it, as much as we wished.
    And she's because even when it's proved that she lies people who worship her refuses to aknowledge the lie as a lie. Sarah Palin said/wrote it. THUS it's true.
    To me she's but a magnet.
    To those who believe in her / worship her it's a magnet of all that's good and true in the USA.
    To those who don't like her it's a magnet of bigotry, stupidity and arrogance.

    June 15, 2010 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
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