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White House Sends Low-Profile Delegation to Thatcher Funeral

The US is to send distinctly low-key official representation to Lady Thatcher's funeral on Wednesday, with a delegation led by George Shultz and James Baker, who both served as US secretary of state while Thatcher was in power.

While Barack Obama was invited, he has opted to send a presidential delegation comprising no serving politicians. Shultz was secretary of state to Ronald Reagan while Baker served the elder George Bush. Also representing Obama will be Barbara Stephenson, chargé d'affaires at the US embassy in London, and Louis Susman, the recently departed ambassador to Britain.

Separately, the Republican party is sending three members of the House of Representatives: Marsha Blackburn, who will lead the delegation, along with Michele Bachmann and George Holding. Blackburn is a leading fiscal conservative, while Bachmann, a member of the hardline conservative Tea Party faction, became internationally known during her spectacular if brief bid for the 2012 presidential nomination.

Source: Guardian. Read full article. (link)

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  • PoliTecs||

    And so we must "watch the rhetoric" as you clowns in the press say.

    But your have exempted yourself!
    "Bachmann, a member of the hardline conservative Tea Party faction"

    "Hardline"? "Faction"?

    How about, "The White House's hard lined Marxist president will not be going to give credit where credit is due, to one of the hero's whom defeated Communism, because he believes in Communism. He also does not want to lend anymore credibility to the tools he's about to use on N. Korea, grated to him via Reagans Star Wars program, because by going it could look bad to his Marxist friends who demonized and continue to this day that very program they all said would never work."

    Yea, the real hard liners here are YOU ALL in the media and press and your president!

    BTW!
    Man Made Global Warming - STILL A HOAX!

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