Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"The Other is...a Carnival Pygmy"

The Daily Beast's Alex Massie fires a hollow point into the idea of a proposed meeting between Palin and Margaret Thatcher.

As one Thatcherite ally told The Guardian, "Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin. That would be belittling Margaret. Sarah Palin is nuts."

Massie's got quite a few choice lines in his piece:

There is something loathsome about this attempt to use a frail 86-year-old stroke victim (who has largely retired from public life) as fodder to enhance your own domestic political agenda. It is vulgar and it is vainglorious and therefore entirely typical of Palin's political style.


What, assuming the former prime minister were in the habit of receiving guests (which she is not), could they possibly talk about? One is a giant figure; the other, politically speaking, a carnival pygmy better suited to life on a second-rate reality
television show.

I'm just waiting for the inevitable Palin tweet at being told Thatcher won't be meeting with her:

So glad #Iron Lady Thatcher couldn’t clear sched to meet me during my UK visit. She was nothing without Reagan anyway! No mooseburger for her next time she’s in AK!

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