Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Iron Maiden

One of the most dominant girls ever - the longest serving Great Britain PM in eons (and like the 1st and only Lady PM ever) was the one and only Baroness Margaret Thatcher.

Re putting the "Great" back in Great Britain, she stared down despots and the ancient Soviet Union and was a big Great Satan fan too.

 Margaret Thatcher, Liberator 
Thatcher the Anti-Declinist 
Thatcher & Misapplied Death Etiquette 
 A Cold Warrior 

Why the U.S. Loved Her
 Greatest Post-War PM
Lady Thatcher Changed British Politics
Pics: Thatcher's Greatest Moments

Baroness Thatcher also wielded a razer sharp wit with several memorable one liners and stunning social commentary 

"Ladies and gentlemen, I stand before you tonight in my red chiffon evening gown, my face softly made up, my fair hair gently waved ... the Iron Lady of the Western World. Me? A Cold War warrior? Well, yes -- if that is how they wish to interpret my defense of values of freedoms fundamental to our way of life."

As Uncle Tony says

“Margaret Thatcher was a towering political figure. Very few leaders get to change not only the political landscape of their country but of the world. Margaret was such a leader. Her global impact was vast. And some of the changes she made in Britain were, in certain respects at least, retained by the 1997 Labour Government, and came to be implemented by governments around the world.

“As a person she was kind and generous spirited and was always immensely supportive to me as Prime Minister although we came from opposite sides of politics.

“Even if you disagreed with her as I did on certain issues and occasionally strongly, you could not disrespect her character or her contribution to Britain’s national life. She will be sadly missed.”

Pic - "Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World"