Sarah Palin is trying to set up a meeting with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher "as part of a bid to enhance her claim to be the heir to Ronald Reagan", according to the Daily Mail.Wikipedia:
So far, Palin hasn't made any outreach to current Prime Minister David Cameron.
Said one person involved in the talks: "Palin's people haven't said anything about meeting Cameron. Their main interest is getting a picture of her with Lady Thatcher. I'm not sure they know who David Cameron is.'"
On 24 August 2008 it was publicly disclosed that Thatcher has been suffering from dementia. Her daughter Carol described in her 2008 memoir, A Swim-on Part in the Goldfish Bowl, first observing in 2000 that Thatcher was becoming forgetful. The condition later became more noticeable; at times, Thatcher thought that her husband Denis, who died in 2003, was still living. Carol Thatcher recalls that her mother's memories of the time she spent as Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990 remain among her sharpest.Sucking political advantage from the disabled, of course, is a Palin specialty. Thank god Reagan's gone on and isn't around to be a prey for this ghoul.
(This story is, like, genetically engineered for Andrew Sullivan, who doesn't seem to've picked up on it yet ....)