Great article in the Wall Street Journal today from someone who knows Margaret Thatcher, and can speak to her qualities vs. Sarah Palin:
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.
Read the whole thing.Â Well worth it.Â I think part of the reason I like Sarah Palin so much is because she upsets all the right people.Â I have a soft spot for troublemakers who can do it with a smile, and despite the fact that I probably have disagreements with her on social issues, I think she’s my kind of troublemaker.