To: The entire sane population of the United Kingdom
From: Mitch Berg, chagrinned Yank
My condolences on the passing of former Prime Minister Thatcher, a great influence on me as a conservative.
Please accept my apologies for my fifty-odd depraved countrymen who have disgraced our nation’s upper legislative chamber:
A Senate resolution to honor Lady Thatcher was supposed to pass last night. However, per well placed sources on the Hill, Democrats have a hold on the resolution.
To refuse to honor a woman of such great historical and political significance, who was deeply loyal to the United States, is petty and shameful. One truly has to wonder, what is it about Lady Thatcher that gives them pause? Her unfaltering commitment to freedom? Or perhaps the way she fought for individual liberty and limited government?
Our lower chamber followed the usual protocol:
The House used traditional bereavement procedures, the same model they used for John F. Kennedy. It’s a simple, solemn means of honoring the individual by passing a resolution and immediately adjourning. Similarly, Great Britain’s House of Commons was recalled, bringing members of Parliament back from vacation to honor Lady Thatcher.
How to explain this in British terms? Hmm. Democrats are to conservative women what Roundheads were to Catholics, maybe?