Skip to comments.Thatcher kept Reagan's drawings from international summit
Posted on 03/17/2012 3:02:32 PM PDT by Jess Kitting
CAMBRIDGE, England - Margaret Thatcher was so fascinated by U.S. President Ronald Reagan that she snatched and kept a page of his doodles from a G7 summit, the former British prime minister's newly released papers reveal.
The page of ink drawings is among personal papers from 1981 released Saturday by the Thatcher archive at Cambridge University.
Reagan left the piece of paper sitting on a table at the meeting near Ottawa, Canada, in July 1981. It is adorned with a scribbled eye, a man's muscular torso and several heads, including one that looks like a self portrait. "She told me it was fascinating to see it, and she just grabbed them," said historian Chris Collins of the Margaret Thatcher Foundation. "He just left it on his desk. She snaffled it up, put it in her papers, brought it back to Downing Street and kept it in her flat."
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Cool word. Dictionary definition is "to obtain especially by devious or irregular means."
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G-7 summit, Ottawa, Canada, July 1981
Reagan was so deft with bullets-eye whimsical sarcasm. Why is there no speculation on the identity of the subjects he captured?
Sadly some will make him out to be gay by drawing that torso
Snaffle is the new name for Snapple after Two If By Tea moved into first place.
One of the doodles is obviously a self-portrait. One a cartoon dude. The rest look like leftovers from art class.