RUSH: On this Margaret Thatcher business, once again I was right. It turns out that whole thing was essentially a hoax. The whole thing was made up. Nobody in Margaret Thatcher’s camp ever did say that Margaret Thatcher wouldn’t meat with Palin because Palin’s nuts. The UK Guardian had a lot of fun with this: “Rush Limbaugh: Wrong on Margaret Thatcher and Sarah Palin — US talk show host denounces Guardian for reporting why former prime minister will not be meeting darling of Tea Party movement. Rush Limbaugh, the US conservative radio host, was angry on Wednesday after I blogged that Margaret Thatcher would not receive Sarah Palin if the darling of the Tea Party movement visits London in July. Limbaugh opened his show with a lengthy denunciation of the Guardian after I quoted an ally of Thatcher on Tuesday describing Palin as ‘nuts.'” And they quote me and what I said and they try to back up their story. Then yesterday there was this, and this ran in the Legal Insurrection blog.
“A week ago The Guardian reported that Margaret Thatcher was refusing to meet with Sarah Palin, attributing a quote to an ‘ally’ of Thatcher as follows: ‘Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin. That would be belittling for Margaret. Sarah Palin is nuts.’ It turns out that the Guardian story was a hoax, as reported by Nile Gardiner,” at the UK Telegraph who wrote: ‘I have spoken to Lady Thatcher’s Private Office regarding the story, and they confirm that the attack on Sarah Palin definitely did not come from her office, and in no way reflects her views. As a former aide to Margaret Thatcher myself, I can attest that this kind of thinking is entirely alien to her, and that such remarks would never be made by her office.'” Exactly what I told you. “She has always warmly welcomed like-minded figures in the United States, and has in the past met with numerous US presidential candidates and political dignitaries when they have visited London. But at the age of 85 she is now able to receive very few visitors at all,” because she’s suffering from dementia. It’s a sad thing, but she really is. So I just wanted to square this. Once again you’re on the cutting edge if you listen regularly and religiously to this program.
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