Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy Birthday, Margaret Thatcher! --UPDATED!

Today is Margaret Thatcher's birthday! Happy 84th birthday, Prime Minister! Margaret Thatcher was conservatism's first madame! In fact, some people think that Madame 45 and Madame Thatcher are quite alike. I've heard a lot of what Madame 45 has to say, and I've surfed the web to see what Madame Thatcher has said. They truly have a lot of the same principles and ideas.
"I just owe almost everything to my father and it's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election. " -Margaret Thatcher

My mom and dad both worked at the elementary school in our small town. And among the many things I owe them is one simple lesson: that this is America, and every woman can walk through every door of opportunity."- Sarah Palin

"Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides."- Margaret Thatcher

"The GOP needs to live the planks of its platform, not just offer lip service." -Sarah Palin

Those are just a few examples! So, to the Iron Lady, happy birthday!

Margaret Thatcher in a tank

Sarah Palin in a tank

UPDATE: Oops! I think I may have hit the "post" button a little to quickly. Madame posted her own birthday wish to Margaret Thatcher on Facebook this afternoon:
I would like to extend warm birthday wishes to Margaret Thatcher today. Baroness Thatcher continues to remain a role model to many people, particularly women, around the world. Her career is a collection of "firsts." She was the youngest female Conservative Party member to stand for election in history, she was the first woman to hold the title Leader of the Opposition, and she was the first woman to become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

As Prime Minister, she took an active role in defending economic freedom and democratic ideals. Her push to privatize British industry and lower tax rates led to a substantial economic expansion in the United Kingdom. She was just as influential in foreign policy. Along with President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II, Prime Minister Thatcher recognized the evil of Communism and worked tirelessly to erode the power and influence of the Soviet Union.

Her life and career serve as a blueprint for overcoming the odds and challenging the "status quo." She started life as a grocer's daughter from Grantham and rose to become Prime Minister - all by her own merit and hard work. I cherish the accomplishments of Margaret Thatcher and will always count her as one of my role models.

- Sarah Palin

Also, I remember that Madame spoke of Margaret Thatcher in an interview with Sean Hannity on the campaign trail a little over a year ago. Check out the 3:15 point and the next minute or so.

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