Patt Morrison on Palin Chasing Thatcher Photo Op

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By Tina Dupuy

We thought it was nice revenge to unleash Sarah Palin on the Brits who have mucked up our coasts with their incompetence. Tit for tat. A shill for a spill.

But Patt Morrison in her column today points out how disingenuous and ghoulish Palin wanting to have a picture of her with first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is; Ms. Thatcher is suffering from dementia.

Morrison writes:

There’s word rumbling around Great Britain and beyond that Sarah Palin is angling to meet Margaret Thatcher, the first woman to be that nation’s prime minister.

It’s a photo op that would be a triumph for Palin, an image supposedly showing the solidarity of conservative female leaders.

But it would be bogus. Not photoshopped-bogus, but dishonest nonetheless.

Baroness Thatcher is suffering from dementia, according to her daughter, Carol. Writing in the Daily Mail more than a year and a half ago, Carol Thatcher chronicled her mother’s decline: “On bad days, she could hardly remember the beginning of a sentence by the time she got to the end.”

For a woman of Thatcher’s formidable intellect and unflagging energy, it’s a sad decline. For Palin’s camp to use her as a human prop, as in a photo op, it’s unforgivable.