Report: Sarah Palin to Visit Sudan in July

ABC News' Sheila Marikar ( @sheilaYM ) reports:

First the northeast, now the world. According to a report in The Sunday Times , Sarah Palin will visit Sudan in July.

“I am going to Sudan in July and hope to stop in England on the way,” the UK paper quoted her as saying. “I am just hoping Mrs. Thatcher is well enough to see me as I so admire her.”

Palin was of course referring to Margaret Thatcher, the former prime minister of the UK. But it’s unclear if they’ll actually meet. The British paper The Guardian quoted a Thatcher “ally” who said a meeting with the former Alaska governor/potential 2012 presidential contender “would be belittling for Margaret.”

A Palin aide refused to confirm or elaborate on Palin’s plans to go to Africa, telling ABC News, “I can’t go beyond what the governor said.”

Sudan would be the third notable international trip for Palin this year. In March, she traveled to India to speak at a conference in New Delhi and spent three days in Israel meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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