Sarah Palin Morns The Death Of Margaret Thatcher, “The Iron Lady” Of Great Britain
Margaret Thatcher, the first woman to have ever served as prime minister of Great Britain, died at the age of 87 after suffering from a stroke on Monday.
Thatcher ruled as Britain’s longest-serving prime minister from 1979 to 1990. She infiltrated Great Britain with conservative politics and values during her reign and became widely known as the Iron Lady due to her tenacity and firm leadership.
As prime minister, Thatcher stressed free-market principles and condemned Communism and the Soviet Union. She also championed lower taxes and deregulation and went after unions. She became good friends with then-US President Ronald Regan due to their shared belief in conservatism and small government.
Sarah Palin, a leader in the US Republican party and failed vice presidential candidate, released a statement of condolence about Thatcher.
“We’re deeply saddened at the loss of Margaret Thatcher,” Palin wrote on Facebook of her idol. “While the Iron Lady is sadly gone, her iron will, her unfailing trust in what is right and just, and her lessons to all of us will live on forever. She was a trailblazer like no other. We lost an icon, but her legacy, as solid as iron, will live on in perpetuity.”
Oddly enough, Thatcher turned down an offer to meet with Palin in 2012. According to The Guardian, an anonymous Thatcher ally bashed Palin in an interview stating:
“Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin. That would be belittling for Margaret. Sarah Palin is nuts.”
Thatcher leaves behind a polarizing legacy in which she is credited for revitalizing Britain’s faltering economy by Righ-wing supporters and leaving behind the poor according to Left-wing opponents.
Before becoming the prime minister, Thatcher was elected as the youngest female member to Britain’s House of Commons in 1959. In 1970, she was made Britain’s secretary of state for education and science and in 1975 she was chosen to lead the Conservative Party.
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