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Palin Pays Tribute to “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher (Updated)

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on April 8, 2013

Sarah Palin has, on many occasions, let it be known that Margaret Thatcher was a leader that she looked up to.  In fact, as recently as last month, Palin invoked former Prime Minister Thatcher in her CPAC speech.

“If Mrs. Thatcher were with us here today, she would remind us, there’s a big difference between being pro-business and being pro-free market. On this there can be no mistaking where free market stands. It’s time for We the People to break up the cronyism and put a stake through the heart of too big to fail once and for all.”

At time of writing, Palin has posted three tributes to former Prime Minister Thatcher on her Facebook page.

First post:

We’re deeply saddened at the loss of Margaret Thatcher. While the Iron Lady is sadly gone, her iron will, her unfailing trust in what is right and just, and her lessons to all of us will live on forever. She was a trailblazer like no other. We lost an icon, but her legacy, as solid as iron, will live on in perpetuity.

– Sarah Palin

Second Post:

In this post Governor Palin reiterated the same message as above and included this photo:

Thatcher

Third Post:

Sarah Palin penned an additional tribute to Margaret Thatcher which was published at National Review Online:

“The Grocer’s Daughter:

Margaret Thatcher not only broke a glass ceiling; she broke a class ceiling.”

Thatcher_GrocersDaughter

Today we say goodbye to a towering figure of the 20th century. With the passing of Margaret Thatcher, we’ve sadly lost the last living member of that great triumvirate that included Ronald Reagan and John Paul II — those giants who defeated the evil empire of Soviet Communism and allowed the liberation of its captive nations. We’ve also lost one of the great champions of economic freedom and democratic ideals.

Many will focus on the fact that Margaret Thatcher’s career was a collection of “firsts” for women — she was the first and youngest female Conservative-party member to stand for election, the first woman to hold the title Leader of the Opposition, and the first woman prime minister of the United Kingdom.

But Thatcher not only broke a glass ceiling; she broke a class ceiling. She was a grocer’s daughter from the back of beyond who advanced to the height of power in a class-conscious society. Like her friend Ronald Reagan, she was an underestimated underdog and political outsider. Simon Jenkins, the former editor of the Evening Standard, once said, “There was no Thatcher group within the Tory Party. . . . She was utterly and completely on her own. She simply was an outsider in every way.”  More

Update:

Yesterday, Governor Palin added a 4th tribute to Margaret Thatcher on her Facebook page.  This video, “Not For Turning”, was released by ShePAC on April 8th. 

3 Responses to “Palin Pays Tribute to “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher (Updated)”

  1. Your readers may appreciate the article I wrote on this last night. http://wp.me/p2zqNT-pV

    • Dr. Fay said

      Thank you for sharing the link to your article, which is a comprehensive and fairly balanced account. Of course, we at SPIB share the admiration that Governor Palin, another Iron Lady, has for Lady Thatcher’s accomplishments and leadership style. All leaders make some mistakes, but most of the changes that Lady Thatcher made had a positive impact on the world.

  2. erniehndz said

    Today the world lost a Great Lady and a Great Leader – a staunch conservative of principles who changed the world: Margaret Thatcher. Perhaps Sarah Palin will someday fill the same kind of shoes…one can only hope. And of course, we are not ready to lose Sarah Palin; instead we want to see her influence blossom further and continue to grow.

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