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Thatcher Foundation Responds to the Guardian “Thatcher Snubbed Palin” Report
Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/11/2011 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 06/11/2011 6:19:24 AM PDT by curth

The far left Palin-hating cranks at The Guardian reported this week that aides to Margaret Thatcher told them, “Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin… That would be belittling for Margaret – Sarah Palin is nuts.”

We all knew this did not sound like something Lady Thatcher would say. It looks like we were right.

Reader DaMav (name withheld by request) sent this email to The Thatcher Foundation today.

Just sent to info@margaretthatcher.org

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, (DaMav)

Here is the reply:

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 concerned, as it is in the Falklands themselves where opinion is undivided.

Best wishes, Christopher Collins Margaret Thatcher Foundation

We were right. The Guardian‘s article was likely just another lame Palin smear by the left. What a horrible rag.


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012; palin; president; sarahpalin; thatcher

1 posted on 06/11/2011 6:19:28 AM PDT by curth
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To: curth

Another Leftie lie bites the dust,but the problem is, that crap is out there.


2 posted on 06/11/2011 7:19:52 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Cheetahcat

It’s how they operate. They put outright lies out there, knowing it will spread like wildfire. Once it’s all over the world, they might put out a retraction, if they are called out on it, but as you said, the crap is out there and all people remember , and see, is the original lie.


3 posted on 06/11/2011 7:25:07 AM PDT by curth (Organize4Palin.com - NOW IS THE TIME)
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To: curth
Sarah can do a lot of good in patching up relations with our British cousins and help to inspire conservatives there to take back their country. Even if Margaret Thatcher is too ill for guests, there is no harm in trying. I have no doubt that a visit from Gov. Palin would brighten her day.
4 posted on 06/11/2011 7:30:32 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: curth

“It’s how they operate. They put outright lies out there, knowing it will spread like wildfire. Once it’s all over the world, they might put out a retraction, if they are called out on it, but as you said, the crap is out there and all people remember , and see, is the original lie.”

Exactly,Like the old preacher said,go up in the steeple and throw a hand full of dust into the wind,Then try to get every bit of it back.


5 posted on 06/11/2011 7:33:03 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: curth

That’s an impressively written letter. I don’t recall ever having seen something that eloquent having been produced by our nation of “national” treasure unionized public school teachers or their pupils


6 posted on 06/11/2011 7:43:21 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: curth
The Graun cares not a whit for truth.
It is all about promoting progressivism.
7 posted on 06/11/2011 8:13:48 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: curth

The left knows that Thatcher has health issues and thus she can not see Palin.
So the left substitutes a lie for the real reason.


8 posted on 06/11/2011 9:24:31 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: curth; onyx

Hey Onyx, can you ping the group?


9 posted on 06/11/2011 10:18:38 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: curth; Al B.; Virginia Ridgerunner; Clyde5445; RedMDer; trisham; Bigtigermike; Brices Crossroads; ..


Positively Palin

10 posted on 06/11/2011 12:10:47 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: sbMKE

There is a reason the language is called “English”.

:)


11 posted on 06/11/2011 12:26:58 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: onyx

Thank you, my Dear. Nice to have my suspicions about UKG verified.


12 posted on 06/11/2011 12:33:44 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Freepmail me to get on or off the ZOT Lightning ping list.)
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To: TheOldLady

That little communist twit at the Guardian had no contact at all with the Iron Lady or her ethical people. Shame on him.


13 posted on 06/11/2011 12:41:18 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Yes indeed.

I’m getting a lot better at thinking “Oh b***s***” when I see something outrageously negative about the good governor. ;-)


14 posted on 06/11/2011 12:54:08 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Freepmail me to get on or off the ZOT Lightning ping list.)
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To: TheOldLady

We often hear *God works in mysterious ways* and I’m a believer.

Sarah Palin never fought the release of her emails and look what’s happened to the evil media in their search to unearth dirt!

Yes, I truly believe that our Lord has been watching over his servant, Sarah Palin, and I continue to pray He will. I know that you’re also praying for her protection and blessings.

May God bless all of her supporters and Sarah Palin and give her strength to continue the fight that must be done to save and restore our Republic, which means returning God to the centerpiece of the public square.


15 posted on 06/11/2011 1:19:06 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: curth

Prayers for Lady Thatcher and for Lech Walesa, the two remaining giants of our lifetime. Rest In Peace, beloved Ronnie and John Paul II.


16 posted on 06/11/2011 1:51:05 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (They think "just because she's right on every damn issue doesn't give her enough credibility.")
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To: onyx

Thanks onyx!


17 posted on 06/11/2011 2:20:09 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Cheetahcat

I knew it was just another hateful lie.


18 posted on 06/11/2011 4:28:05 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“I knew it was just another hateful lie.”

That is all they got,A bunch of Liars and losers.


19 posted on 06/11/2011 5:02:26 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: curth

I wonder how the Guardian will now respond to this. Probably by hiding for a little bit while things blow over.


20 posted on 06/11/2011 5:06:05 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: curth; onyx; All
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.

....as you said....

Sarah's having to deal with this stuff daily, and she's not even a candidate yet! Just wait till she announces! There will be no way to keep up with all the crap they'll throw at her!

21 posted on 06/11/2011 5:31:24 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!)
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To: curth

Days before the Guardian article appeared, Gov. Palin herself said that whether she sees Lady Thatcher or not will be dependent on the latter’s health condition. If they can meet, it will be set very last minute. Everyone knew that. Except the Guardian. And, in truth, the Guardian knew, they just wanted the twofer of trashing both Gov. Palin and Lady Thatcher.


22 posted on 06/11/2011 5:37:20 PM PDT by EDINVA ( CHANGE it back!)
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To: onyx

President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Modern era conservative heroes. We'll not soon see their like again.

23 posted on 06/11/2011 8:11:42 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance; M. Thatcher

That’s a treasure of a photo! I’m saving it!


24 posted on 06/11/2011 8:32:57 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Yep. Right click and Save.


25 posted on 06/11/2011 10:21:54 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (David Horowitz: "The War on Sarah Palin is really a War on Conservatives.")
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To: curth

Several of us were attacked on FR for saying that this story was a lie... come to think of it... Lady Thatcher was attacked here too. Maybe Jim needs to engage a liberal purge again.

LLS


26 posted on 06/12/2011 6:18:09 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES... a Conservative subsidiary of Reagan's party)
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To: Liberty Valance

“We’ll not soon see their like again”.

... or maybe we will.

LLS


27 posted on 06/12/2011 6:22:15 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES... a Conservative subsidiary of Reagan's party)
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To: LibLieSlayer

So where are the attackers now? “crickets” I suppose.


28 posted on 06/12/2011 9:03:25 AM PDT by curth (Organize4Palin.com - NOW IS THE TIME)
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To: curth
"So where are the attackers now? “crickets” I suppose"

.

What do cockroaches do when you turn on the lights? The same thing that those people do when the light of truth is turned on.

LLS

29 posted on 06/12/2011 9:28:08 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES... a Conservative subsidiary of Reagan's party)
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To: curth

Bump


30 posted on 06/12/2011 10:01:25 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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