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)
  1. John

    Sarah – stay over there and go have tea with the queen now that your such a royal person!

    June 15, 2010 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  2. cath starrin

    Glad to hear that the twit is leaving our country. England can have her. Hope she stays there!

    June 15, 2010 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  3. Phil

    This is just another case of Sarah Palin throwing names out there of intelligible people hoping to make herself seem more intelligible.

    June 15, 2010 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  4. sssimon

    Even 10 years ago Thatcher was severely debilitated by alzheimers/senile dementia. She has not appeared in public since. She is probably unable to utter a coherent sentence.

    Oh wait, in Palin's case this would be a good thing. They could babble unintelligibally at each other for hours.

    June 15, 2010 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  5. Laurie

    Everyday some stupid crap from Sarah Palin. For God's sake, get a grip.

    June 15, 2010 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  6. Marie MD

    Can this woman be any more offensive? Her "people" asked to meet with an ex prime minister (same as her except Thatcher stuck to her job) of Britain. Her facebook page. How infantile of her.
    Does this super charged bimbo know that Margaret Thatcher has Alzheimers.
    Then again, who the heck is this sorry excuse of a woman to pretent she is interested in the British? Is it because of BP? She does know that BP has nothing to do with the government, right?
    Maybe she thinks that this will put her right up there with being able to see Russia from her front porch (except that now the fence probably blocks her view). Gawd, no wonder the world thinks we are a joke as a country when somebody like her makes the news day in and day out for doing absolutely nothing!!!

    June 15, 2010 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  7. Anne

    As a Brit I can say that the country is not taken in by this white trash idiot from some back woods in Alaska.

    June 15, 2010 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  8. A keen observer

    Whoopi! Can Sister Sarah find London on a map?

    June 15, 2010 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  9. CBR

    Dear Mrs. Palin,

    Baroness Thatcher may see you but who made the offer to you. something is missing in the translation.

    With all the traveling that you do I am sure that it would not matter who your next door neighbor is. You seem to be out of Alaska more than you are in the state.

    Why is this news to be printed and broadcast? Nothing is finalized and some of it might be a tad exaggerated.

    June 15, 2010 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  10. Thatcher can't be that dumb

    no way would she give Palin the time of day

    June 15, 2010 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  11. they call me "tater salad"

    Yep!!............Still don't care..............NEXT!!!

    June 15, 2010 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  12. .meemaw

    Will this be considered foreign policy experience?

    June 15, 2010 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  13. Former Republican, now an Independent

    Sarah Palin is asking to meet with a lady who is far above her level of knowledge!

    June 15, 2010 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  14. dick delson

    Why would Thatcher, who is one of the brightest women around want to meet with a woman who is an imbecile?????

    June 15, 2010 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  15. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Margaret Thatcher is a chemist and a lawyer, now just what could she possibly have in common with Palin, Little Bo Peep or Mary Had a Little Lamb story told by Palin during the Prime Ministers nap time. Palin is an embarrassment to this United States to think she, her husband and kids have anything in common with Thatcher. She's a fool.

    June 15, 2010 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  16. hobart

    I think even a British conservative like Margaret Thatcher will be stunned at just how absolutely and cluelessly stupid Sarah Palin is.

    June 15, 2010 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  17. Geoff

    Ms. Palin, simply put, you are NO Margaret Thatcher!

    June 15, 2010 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  18. John

    Perhaps Silly Sarah wants to go visit France while she's in Europe since she had such a lovely telephone conversation with the President of France during her vice-presidential campaign. Oh wait, that was just a few radio talking heads fooling with her and she bough it hook line and sinker. Real presidential material there!

    June 15, 2010 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  19. SkiDoc

    Contrary to what liberal airheads think, this IS a woman who is destined to make Amewrica great once again. Thatcher and Palin – a definite dream team!!!

    June 15, 2010 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  20. Carl Justus

    It sounds like to me Palin is trying do all she to get a meeting with Thatcher to try to further her appeal.

    June 15, 2010 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  21. B in FL

    Still can't understand CNN's obsession with this quitter. Why does the media keep forcing this woman on us. If she happens to be elected to be our next President in 2012 (Heaven forbid!) then I truly believe that the Mayan's prediction of 2012 being the end will occur. Is there any intelligence left in this country? Our country has fallen behind the rest of the world and yet we keep giving credence to backward ideology. Please stop this nonsense CNN!!

    June 15, 2010 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  22. Riley

    WOW! Two great ladies...Palin and Thatcher. I would love to be there with them both. Bless them both.

    June 15, 2010 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  23. From Canada

    That would mean she finally has to get a passport! And this woman was almost VP. What a joke!

    June 15, 2010 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  24. Priscilla

    Dear heaven!!! Please, someone stop this woman.....she is so incredibly out of her leqgue with an ego that is completely out of control!!! Truly, she needs some help!

    June 15, 2010 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  25. jms58

    I could change my opion of Thatcher if she meets with that bimbo.

    June 15, 2010 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
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