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.
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.