Remembering Margaret Thatcher

10 April 2013 |permalink | email article

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd recalls some memories of The Iron Lady. The grocer’s daughter and the mother of modern conservatism, had her faults, heaven knows. The New Yorker’s John Cassidy called her a combination of Ronald Reagan, Ayn Rand and Dr. Stranglelove. Francois Mitterrand said she had the eyes of Caligula and the mouth of Marilyn Monroe. Dowd, in Aspen in 1990, remembers when she told President Bush not to go “wobbly” on Saddam, blithely drilling down on the most sensitive part of the Bush psyche, the fear of being labeled a wimp. 

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