Palin to Visit Margaret Thatcher

Former Alaska gov wants to meet 'political heroine'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2010 3:31 PM CDT
Palin to Visit Margaret Thatcher
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is assisted in the House of Lord's during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster, London Tuesday May 25, 2010.   (AP Photo/Arthur Edwards, Pool)

(Newser) – Sarah Palin will visit Margaret Thatcher in England, the former Alaska governor announced in a Facebook post. Palin calls Thatcher "one of my political heroines" and says the former UK leader's "life and career serve as a blueprint for overcoming the odds and challenging the ‘status quo.'” Palin continues: “She started life as a grocer's daughter from Grantham and rose to become Prime Minister—all by her own merit and hard work." Thatcher, who suffers from dementia, seldom appears in public.

Palin said in her post the visit was arranged by a third party who scheduled her London trip, Politico reports. "I would love to meet her and hope I'll be able to arrange the trip in the future,” Palin said. She hasn't expressed an interest in meeting with the current PM, David Cameron, reports the Daily Mail. "Palin’s people haven’t said anything about meeting Cameron," says a source. "I’m not sure they know who David Cameron is." (Read more Margaret Thatcher stories.)

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