Litmus test/IQ test Little Miss Polarising Sarah Palin faced a wee knock-back in her [alleged] efforts to ride The Iron Lady’s coat-tails …
Margaret Thatcher to Sarah Palin: don’t bother dropping by — The Guardian, Wintour and Watt blog:
It would appear that the reasons go deeper than Thatcher’s frail health. Her allies believe that Palin is a frivolous figure who is unworthy of an audience with the Iron Lady. This is what one ally tells me:
Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin. That would be belittling for Margaret. Sarah Palin is nuts.
Thatcher will show the level she punches at when she attends the unveiling of a statue of Ronald Reagan outside the US embassy in Grosvenor Square on Independence day on 4 July. This is what her ally told me:
Margaret is focusing on Ronald Reagan and will attend the unveiling of the statue. That is her level.
The next day, apparently, Rush Limbaugh came to Sarah Palin’s defence… denouncing The Guardian while claiming(?) ‘personal knowledge’ of Margaret Thatcher’s decision-making … and, appropriately, provoking even more damaging comments about Sarah Palin’s ‘stature’ … like this from Alex Massie, who writes for the Spectator, who ‘supported the decision of the Thatcher circle’ in an article for the Daily Beast – Sarah Palin’s delusions of grandeur…:
Why should Lady Thatcher have any interest in meeting Palin?…One is a giant figure; the other, politically speaking, a carnival pygmy better suited to life on a second-rate reality television show. …
There is something loathsome about this attempt to use a frail 86-year-old stroke victim (who has largely retired from public life) as fodder to enhance your own domestic political agenda. It is vulgar and it is vainglorious and therefore entirely typical of Palin’s political style.
Oh dear. Harsh.