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I've got it. Leadsom is the UK's Sarah Palin.

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freshmint Sat 09-Jul-16 15:49:14

Minimal intellect, maximum unpleasant rhetoric, no real achievements to speak of, financially lacking in transparency and, apparently, with a flexible approach to the truth. Although to be fair to Sarah Palin I'm not sure she ever accused a journalist of "gutter journalism" for reporting her own remarks verbatim.

So depressing.

UnderTheGreenwoodTree Sat 09-Jul-16 17:55:53

She is! Tea Party politics reaches the UK hmm

I've said this already on another thread - but the gutter journalism comment is just so outrageous. It absolutely was nothing like gutter journalism - and she should familiarise herself with the people who testified in the Leveson Inquiry to find out about real gutter journalism.

Also, note how she is furiously back-pedalling on her "stake in the future of the country' comments. Apparently, everybody does have an equal stake after all. Not just mothers. Hmm.

SnowBells Sun 10-Jul-16 01:39:43

I always thought she was a Tea Party nutjob.

Kummerspeck Sun 10-Jul-16 01:56:56

Good point.

I will never be able to unsee that now.

antimatter Sun 10-Jul-16 02:27:43

R4 today had interesting program commenting on her CV and how many lies about her "achievements" she's already produced.
I have no idea why would anyone vote for her!

RedToothBrush Sun 10-Jul-16 08:57:39

Last night an article was published by the Guardian which drew a direct link back to the Tea Party...

Mistigri Sun 10-Jul-16 11:04:31

She certainly has a lot of American support on social media. Along with kippers and (weirdly) labour leavers.

RedToothBrush Sun 10-Jul-16 12:38:10

why is it weird Mistigri?

Leave had a lot of socialist nationalism.

HeadDreamer Sun 10-Jul-16 12:55:12

I think she's a higher achiever than Palin. We know she over sold her achievements at Barclays and Invesco. But merely getting a middle management job there means she isn't that stupid. In fact if she isn't going for PM, but a poster on MN, she would be classed as a successful city professional.

I'm not sure what Palin's achievement is outside of politics. But tbh, she still was elected as govenor of Alaska.

Mistigri Sun 10-Jul-16 13:02:54

redtoothbrush sure, but Labour voters supporting a neoliberal candidate who wants to roll back employment rights, maternity leave etc? I saw one person posting in support of her whose timeline was otherwise full of trade union activism. That is mind-blowingly weird.

Mistigri Sun 10-Jul-16 13:07:44

But merely getting a middle management job there means she isn't that stupid.

I don't think she's stupid. She is however extremely well connected, which probably played a role in her career advancement.

TomHiddlestonsDignity Sun 10-Jul-16 23:10:17

But can she see Russia from her house?

SnowBells Mon 11-Jul-16 08:34:16

Why does ANYONE in this day and age want to promote nationalism?!?

freshmint Mon 11-Jul-16 18:35:37

Bye bye Andrea Palin. We won't miss you.
I expect she didn't want to release her tax returns

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