Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Thatcher to Palin: "Don't call us, we'll call you (never)" - UPDATE

Sarah Palin told the Sunday Times:

"I am going to Sudan in July and hope to stop in England on the way. I am just hoping Mrs Thatcher is well enough to see me as I so admire her."

A person close to Margaret Thatcher told The Guardian:

"Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin. That would be belittling for Margaret. Sarah Palin is nuts."

Who's this Palin woman?

Please read the rest of the article, it's fun!

(H/T to Palinized)


The Independent also had an article about Sarah Palin and Margaret Thatcher. One Tory MP would love to meet Sarah Palin:

Fervent admirers who can be expected to send their own high tea invitations to the Alaskan include the maverick Conservative MP Nadine Dorries. "Palin is a toughie," she said. "She has passion, charm, drive and ability along with a huge, massive connectivity to the American people. She continues to demonstrate her willingness to tackle tough domestic and international issues, in doing so she presents herself as a serious 2012 contender who is not willing to be defined by the liberal media."

Nadine Dorries is very ethically challenged and has some very weird ideas. It doesn't surprise me that she holds Sarah Palin in such high esteem.

The Independent has a few bloggers and these are the opening lines of a post about Dorries, written by Fatima Kanji:

Britain’s answer to Sarah Palin

Nadine Dorries, tory MP for Mid-Bedfordshire, is once again hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons. This time, it’s not because of her affair with a family friend or because she left her ex-husband who had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in order to pursue her career ambitions.Or because of her 10-min rule bill on the importance of abstinence, passing by 67-61, aimed at JUST girls, (because in Nadine’s view, boys apparently don’t feel pressured to have sex). No, no this time, it was her views on sexual abuse…

Nadine also had some problems with her expenses:

MPs' expenses: Nadine Dorries claims allowance 'counted as part of MP's salary'

Nadine Dorries, the backbench Tory MP, has claimed that the additional cost allowance has "always been counted as part of an MP's salary" - but "done quietly".

The high-profile Tory MP has faced questions over her parliamentary expenses after admitting she only spends free weekends and holidays in the property she designates as her main home.

She was forced to apologise to her constituents for keeping the location of the house a secret.

MPs' expenses: Nadine Dorries pays £50,000 of allowances to close friend

A Conservative MP whose parliamentary expenses are under investigation by the Commons sleaze watchdog paid more than £50,000 of public money to a close friend.

Yes, I'm sure Sarah and Nadine would get on like the house on fire. They're like two peas in a pod.

Picture credit: Obliged to Offend