Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by HaoZi, Apr 8, 2013.
R.I.P. Margaret Thatcher
As a friend put it... She had spunk.
I loved to listen to her speak because I loved the sound of her voice.
She was one awesome woman.
I never liked her politics or her manner and was quite deeply opposed to her when she was in power (this was in my old radical socialist days ) But I remember when she was basically forced out of the leadership by her party, and she made a farewell speech in parliament; she was courageous, dignified and humorous under fire and I remember thinking - really for the very first time - that she had admirable qualities. I worked for the British parliament at the time and I passed her in the corridor about a week later. She looked yellow and shrunken, almost unrecognisable, as though the removal of power had literally deflated her.
Like her or loathe her, she did change the face of British politics.
I don't really know anything about her politics, have yet to watch Iron Lady (though I'd like to) - but based on what I do know about her, I kind of think of her as the Warrior Mom of a nation, and she certainly led the way for many women today of many countries.
She was a great lady.
I was a fan when I was a girl. Drove my socialist mom nuts, which was probably most of the fun. She was very pro independent thinking from me - as long as I thought like her.
Now I wouldn't be such a fan of her politics any more, but she certainly did make her mark to the history.
She was very much an important lady in her time.
I had no use for her politics though, but she will be missed.
She had the courage of her convictions. She was a "great old broad" in the best sense. I don't think we'll ever see the likes of her again.
Loathed her politics, and she insisted that a fuss not be made because she was "the first woman", so I won't. RIP.
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