John O' Sullivan is an old school British conservative and he worked for Margaret Thatcher. He discusses Ms. Thatcher's rise from derision by the intelligentsia to a revered figure who along with Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II helped defeat Communism. He sees plenty in Sarah Palin that reminds him of the Iron Lady. I believe after 8 years of Obama and his Ivy League world beaters showing that a big brain full of bad ideas ain't so cool, we will have our first female President in 2016. That gives her 8 years to practice kicking the crap out of twits like Katie Couric and you can bet she will take advantage of the time.
Inevitably, Lloyd Bentsen's famous put-down of Dan Quayle in the 1988 vice-presidential debate is resurrected, such as by Paul Waugh (in the London Evening Standard) and Marie Cocco (in the Washington Post): "Newsflash! Governor, You're No Maggie Thatcher," sneered Mr. Waugh. Added Ms. Coco, "now we know Sarah Palin is no Margaret Thatcher -- and no Dan Quayle either!"
Jolly, rib-tickling stuff. But, as it happens, I know Margaret Thatcher. Margaret Thatcher is a friend of mine. And as a matter of fact, Margaret Thatcher and Sarah Palin have a great deal in common.