I had written about the passing of Margaret Thatcher after her death a couple of weeks ago. You may recall I extolled her virtues and accomplishments as a world leader and one of the saviors of the Western world. Her relationship with President Reagan was legendary, but her affection for America and her people was even stronger. She, and Great Britain, have been solid allies and friends ever since the end of that pesky disagreement in 1776. That’s why my outrage at the petulance and hubris of our president failing to send an official US delegation to her recent state funeral is so profound and visceral. I truly feel it deep in my bones. Now, why this type of reaction? Because, this president and all others represent us all and not just his (or eventually her) agenda, peccadilloes or personal sentiments. OK, I get it. This president despises conservatism and overt displays of Americanism. I understand that philosophically he may be diametrically opposed to all that Thatcher stood for. But, how boorish to let those feelings be allowed to represent all Americans. President Obama should reserve his high school student council politics for congressional fisticuffs and morph into the statesman that most had hoped he would be and truly represent us on the world stage with dignity and class. Or, is that simply just too much to ask.