November 10, 2007

BUGGERED THEM SENSELESS, BUT TAUGHT THEM ABOUT LIFE (via Bryan Francoeur):

Things Are Tough All Over: But Mrs. Clinton is no Iron Lady (Peggy Noonan, November 9, 2007, Opinion Journal)

The story as I was told it is that in the early years of her prime ministership, Margaret Thatcher held a meeting with her aides and staff, all of whom were dominated by her, even awed. When it was over she invited her cabinet chiefs to join her at dinner in a nearby restaurant. They went, arrayed themselves around the table, jockeyed for her attention. A young waiter came and asked if they'd like to hear the specials. Mrs. Thatcher said, "I will have beef."

Yes, said the waiter. "And the vegetables?"

"They will have beef too."

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 10, 2007 10:40 AM
Comments

If only the story had included the detail that Mrs. Thatcher was wearing tweed that evening....

Of course, Peggy gets a bit misty later in the piece for Barack Obama, which makes me think must really hate George Bush (and McCain, Giuliani, and Mitt). I'm surprised she doesn't have a schoolgirl crush on Fred yet.

Posted by: ratbert at November 11, 2007 12:46 AM
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