As we reported Monday, Niles Gardiner, a former aide to lady Margaret Thatcher, independently affirmed a representative for The Thatcher Foundation's personal view that the left-wing Guardian had totally made up its claim that an "ally" of the former Prime Minister allegedly said
“Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin. That would be belittling for Margaret. Sarah Palin is nuts.”Now a third source -- an unimpeachable one -- has stepped forward to confirm that what the Guardian is pushing is bunk. Former NRO editor John O’Sullivan, who served as senior policy writer and speechwriter for Margaret Thatcher when she was British prime minister, wrote to Rich Lowry:
Rich, Curious about this report, I contacted old colleagues in the Thatcher office and got the following denial: “We didn’t say this; we didn’t authorize anyone else to say this; and it doesn’t represent Lady Thatcher’s opinion of Governor Palin.”This has to incredibly embarrassing for the "useful idiots" at the Guardian to be caught in their lie like this. It about as bad the EPIC FAIL by their comrades on this side of the pond over Gov. Palin's emails.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that the two ladies will meet. Lady Thatcher has retired from active public life for health reasons and sees very few people outside her circle of friends. My guess is that any final decision would be made on health grounds shortly before such a meeting. But I’m not even sure Governor Palin’s office has approached Lady Thatcher about one.
The bottom line, though, is that Lady Thatcher certainly doesn’t think Sarah Palin is “nuts.” And given the inaccurate abuse she herself has received over the years, the accusation may even recommend the Governor to her.