Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher was one of my heroes.  You can read extensively about her today.  Complements and criticism.  That is how she would want it.  In her own words, "I am not a consensus politician.  I am a conviction politician."  There will be those who disagreed with her, but none who did not understand her.  Yesterday I heard a critic try to diminish Lady Thatcher by pointing out that her own party turned her out.  The same was the case with Winston Churchill.  Tough medicine is hard to take.  We could use some in this country.

PS  Margaret Thatcher carried a purse.  Not a stylish shoulder bag or mannish brief case.  A handbag.  She managed that at the same time that she earned recognition as the Iron Lady.  Remarkable. 

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