Monday, 11 July 2011

All Hail The Iron Lady


Goddess knows, I was never a fan of Margaret Thatcher when she was in power as British Prime Minister in the 1980s. But about a month ago, a small news item caught my eye which now makes me like her just a teensy bit. The Canadian Press reported:

[Sarah Palin] told a British newspaper over the weekend that she hopes to meet this summer with her longtime idol, former prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

That isn't going to happen.

"Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin," an unnamed Thatcher aide told The Guardian. "That would be belittling for Margaret. Sarah Palin is nuts."

Hahahahaha! Boy, if that doesn't say it all!

Incidentally, the incomparable Meryl Streep is going to portray Mrs. Thatcher in an upcoming biopic, I learned recently from Dezmond's blog Hollywood Spy. Should be a challenging role! Here's the "sneak peek" trailer:



28 comments:

Jeanne said...

That quote hit the nail on the head!

Suzie said...

LOL I LOVE it!!

I saw side by side photos of Lady T, and Meryl Streep. .besides what an amazing make-up and wardrobe department can do, even in the stills, Meryl sure captures Margaret Thatcher's persona, doesn't she? What an actress!

Thanks for sharing the blurb about Sarah Palin. .I needed a good laugh this morning, and this started my day out right!

mxtodis123 said...

Talk about telling it like it is. LOL!!!
Mary

DEZMOND said...

ah, even if I deliberated for days about it I wouldn't know who's crazier, Palin or Thatcher :) It's difficult to choose between two evils.
The same as choosing between Tony Blair and George Bush. You can't really choose between Satan's minion and a Satan's minion!

Francie said...

Now that is a must see movie.

Hard to figure out why someone as goofy as Sarah Pallin has such a hold on America. Not in Mrs. Thatcher's league at all.

laurie said...

makes one think for sure,, mmmmmmm, we humans are a strange kettle of fish for sure

Robin Larkspur said...

I wish Sarah Palin would go back to alaska and fall into an iceberg! Adore Meryl Streep, she will be fantastic...I loved her as Julia Child.

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Love it!!!!!

Plowing Through Life said...

Har har har...what a character! And Meryl Streep is a perfect choice.

sophie...^5 said...

Streep at her finest...once again!

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

I just saw this trailer yesterday -- cannot wait to see this flick!

And as for Ms Palin, all I can say is "Oy..."

Tricky Nag said...

That quote is awesome!! It's going to make me smile every time I think of it today.

jadedj said...

HAHAHAHA! OK, that bumped her up 1 point on my opinion of her chart, which I have posted on the bathroom wall...along with my usual U. S. dickhead pols.

Snap said...

Go Thatcher and if anyone can do Thatcher justice it is Streep. Should be fun!

Jane said...

Meryl Streep morphs seemlessly into any character she inhabits - she's amazing.

mistress maddie said...

Yes I love her ALOT more now! And I think Streep will tear this role apart! I can't wait to see it! And remember deb- The pearls however are absolutely non-negotiable!

mermaid gallery said...

a little haughty, a little snotty....but on the button really!...

Sarah said...

Good to know that some women in power ..have a bit of sense!! OMG Sarah Palin makes me nuts!! Not to mention being so herself..giggle...wonderful post hon!
Thanks for popping by my post about the kitten...I totally agree! Give your sweet pet a scritch for me:)
Hugs, Sarah

Helen said...

Thanks Debra, I enjoyed that clip. Meryl Streep is brilliant!

-E- said...

and i'm sure thatcher's aides know a thing or two about insanity.

Anne Johnson said...

ROTFL! Spot on, Maggie!

The Traveler said...

When you're too crazy for even the crazy people then it's time to sign up for the reality show (oops I'm sorry I mean American politics..).

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

nuts?...how about batshit crazy..and ole margaret..knows her stuff

trickortreat said...

How is it the Brits can see how dippy Sarah Palin is, but so many Americans can't?? Political party allegiance makes some people lose all objective rational thought, I guess.

Astrid said...

lmao

Leviathan said...

Time and time again we have to get our common sense from outside North America.

Why anyone gives Sister Sarah any credence at all is beyond my comprehension. And that screwball from Minnesota, Michele Bachmann is right on her tail.

This is the best the Repulsives can do?

Jim said...

Palin....Thatcher......apples and oranges! No comparison, even if I never 'sided' with either, Thatcher has her beat by a mile.

The Frog Queen said...

Okay, I like Ms. Thatcher a bit more than I did yesterday :)

Cheers!