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Old 11-23-2009, 04:32 PM
 
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That should of course be Baroness Thatcher.
Reading a blog post I was overcome with tears of laughter when the person blogging suggested that Palin was the USA's Thatcher.
OK, first difference, at her peak Thatcher had a ferocious intellect which of course Palin does not have.
Second, Thatcher was just slightly better educated than having a reporters degree, she was a research chemist and a Barrister later, which is just a touch better than a reporters degree which took five years to complete.

Palin trying to handle questions in the house of parliament, please, the MPs would chew her up and spit out the larger bones.
I am surprised that so many so called conservative(low information ?) types believe that education is not needed in a leader.
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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That should of course be Baroness Thatcher.
Reading a blog post I was overcome with tears of laughter when the person blogging suggested that Palin was the USA's Thatcher.
OK, first difference, at her peak Thatcher had a ferocious intellect which of course Palin does not have.
Second, Thatcher was just slightly better educated than having a reporters degree, she was a research chemist and a Barrister later, which is just a touch better than a reporters degree which took five years to complete.

Palin trying to handle questions in the house of parliament, please, the MPs would chew her up and spit out the larger bones.
I am surprised that so many so called conservative(low information ?) types believe that education is not needed in a leader.

Sadly, this is what America has become. Those "decline of America" threads that populate this forum should be addressing the lack of education and general anti-intellectual attitude that permeates and poisons the discourse of the American right wing. It is appalling that an individual such as Sarah Palin is even for one second considered as a possible candidate for the Presidency.
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Edwardsville, IL
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I think you have the wrong person in comparison here:



The Other Thatcher (washingtonpost.com)
(And from a VERY left-wing paper!)
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:52 PM
 
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Either comparison makes me puke. Neither are even close. Former Prime Minister Thatcher had more courage, more intellect, more class, and more character than any current female on the political scene in the United States. We need a Margaret Thatcher but we have not yet discovered her.
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:00 PM
 
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That should of course be Baroness Thatcher.
Reading a blog post I was overcome with tears of laughter when the person blogging suggested that Palin was the USA's Thatcher.
OK, first difference, at her peak Thatcher had a ferocious intellect which of course Palin does not have.
Second, Thatcher was just slightly better educated than having a reporters degree, she was a research chemist and a Barrister later, which is just a touch better than a reporters degree which took five years to complete.

Palin trying to handle questions in the house of parliament, please, the MPs would chew her up and spit out the larger bones.
I am surprised that so many so called conservative(low information ?) types believe that education is not needed in a leader.

I am a big far right, right winger. I would fall off the edge of the earth if I was more right wing. Sarah Palin is no Margaret Thatcher. I do not see an "Iron Lady" of that caliber on the current American political horizen. Hopefully one will appear. We will need one after Obama.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:00 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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Originally posted by nzrugby
That should of course be Baroness Thatcher.
Reading a blog post I was overcome with tears of laughter when the person blogging suggested that Palin was the USA's Thatcher.
OK, first difference, at her peak Thatcher had a ferocious intellect which of course Palin does not have.
Second, Thatcher was just slightly better educated than having a reporters degree, she was a research chemist and a Barrister later, which is just a touch better than a reporters degree which took five years to complete.

Palin trying to handle questions in the house of parliament, please, the MPs would chew her up and spit out the larger bones.
I am surprised that so many so called conservative(low information ?) types believe that education is not needed in a leader.

You forgot one thing: Margaret Thatcher was a statesman. Sarah Palin is a right wing talking point in a dress.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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That's like saying George W. was Churchill....
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:08 PM
 
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You forgot one thing: Margaret Thatcher was a statesman....
Correct. And, we haven't had a true statesman as a U.S. President since Ronald Reagan.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:09 AM
 
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Either comparison makes me puke. Neither are even close. Former Prime Minister Thatcher had more courage, more intellect, more class, and more character than any current female on the political scene in the United States. We need a Margaret Thatcher but we have not yet discovered her.
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I am a big far right, right winger. I would fall off the edge of the earth if I was more right wing. Sarah Palin is no Margaret Thatcher. I do not see an "Iron Lady" of that caliber on the current American political horizen. Hopefully one will appear. We will need one after Obama.

I cpouldn't agree more. We do not haver a camparable now and haven't had one since she and Reagan ruled the world. I do not see anyone coming up, male or female, the likes of Mrs. Thatcher. More's the pity.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Margaret Thatcher did even more damage to Britain than the despicable Ronnie Raygun did to the United States. Both countries have suffered from the “borrow and spend” mentalities of these self centered thieves. Thatcher kissed the a**es of royalty and Reagan sucked up to Wall Street and the Vegas Casinos. The rest of us lost relatives in endless wars and jobs to the Chinese. The Brits did the same.
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