Controversial US politician Sarah Palin could soon be on her way to Britain to boost her hopes of challenging Barack Obama in the 2012 US presidential election.
Her representatives approached Margaret Thatcher to ask for a meeting as part of a bid to enhance her claim to be the ‘heir to Ronald Reagan’ and prepare to challenge Mr Obama.
And Lady Thatcher has agreed to see Mrs Palin, who stood as the Republican vice-presidential candidate in 2008. A spokesman said: ‘We had an informal approach asking if Lady Thatcher would meet Mrs Palin if she comes to Britain and we said yes.’
Considering that Lady Thatcher suffers from dementia, it's no wonder that Palin would choose to meet with her rather than the new Prime Minister David Cameron.
Embarrassingly, Mrs Palin’s team have not contacted No 10 so far.
One individual involved in the talks about the visit said: ‘Palin’s people haven’t said anything about meeting Cameron. Their main interest is getting a picture of her with Lady Thatcher. I’m not sure they know who David Cameron is.’
I'm not going to go so far as to agree that Palin and her handlers don't know who Cameron is, but I will say that he's the type of conservative that Palin and the bulk of American conservatives pretend to be and actually should be. In that regard, Palin is more than likely protecting her ass from being rejected by Cameron and all those at No. 10, as they would most likely decline to meet with her.
With all the noise coming from conservatives about "photo-ops" allegedly taken advantage of by Democrats, this blatant use of a woman no longer of her own mind is another in a long line of pathetic tactics used by Sarah Palin and it should be rightly pointed out as such.