The Iron Lady in her own words
Jack Cashill declared that despite everything, the bio pic of Margaret Thatcher in Iron Lady rocks. If so, for real rocking, Margaret Thatcher playing herself in the Heritage Foundation's The Real Legacy of Margaret Thatcher revives the mind.
With the Hollywood version placing the speeches in context, hearing the authentic Thatcher herself is a revelation.
Like President Ronald Reagan, her political soulmate, she came to power at a desperate time in her country's history, when real leadership and bold ideas were most needed. And by applying conservative principles to the challenges she faced, she was able to achieve real and lasting success. Then, as today, she faced an extraordinary set of challenges and a chorus of voices saying her country's best days were behind it. Thatcher's successes are a comforting reminder of the power of a bold, conservative vision at work.
There is talk of Meryl Streep being nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of Thatcher. After degrading itself by awarding its once vaunted Nobel Peace Prize to Yasser Arafat, Vice President Al Gore (D) and President Barack Obama (D) perhaps the Nobel Committee will attempt redemption and honor by awarding it Margaret Thatcher.