'Lady' Thatcher

Posted Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Margaret Carlson's April 18 column is not only laughable but also far from reality. (See: "Clinton underscores U.S. unease with an uppity woman in power")

She suggests that Hillary Clinton is the perfect antidote to the shrill (her word) Margaret Thatcher. How compassionate at the time of Thatcher's death.

The fact is that Thatcher, like Ronald Reagan, was a leader and loved her country. You did not have to always agree with either of them, but they stood for what they believed and were more interested in accomplishing something than reacting to polls.

What was important was their character, not that they were a man or a woman.

Thatcher accomplished things. So did Clinton, as witnessed at her retirement ceremony at the State Department.

She was recognized for visiting 112 countries during her term -- always smiling, walking the red carpet at each stop, soaking up the attention at great cost to the taxpayer. It was all about Hillary.

Maybe I am mistaken, but I can't recall any other accomplishments.

Carlson should learn from Thatcher in wanting actions to speak louder than words. She said, "Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."

-- Paul Kessler, Fort Worth

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