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Margaret money: Britain's media loves the idea of a Margaret Thatcher $10 bill

  • Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, left, and Jeb Bush shake hands before the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, left, and Jeb Bush shake hands before the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Monday June 29, 2009 file photo, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher waves to members of the media following her return home from hospital suffering from a broken arm, in central London. Britain is abuzz with U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush's suggestion that Margaret Thatcher should grace the new $10 bill. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

    FILE - In this Monday June 29, 2009 file photo, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher waves to members of the media following her return home from hospital suffering from a broken arm, in central London. Britain is abuzz with U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush's suggestion that Margaret Thatcher should grace the new $10 bill. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo taken Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, in Simi Valley, Calif. Britain is abuzz with U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush's suggestion that Margaret Thatcher should grace the new $10 bill. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    In this photo taken Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, in Simi Valley, Calif. Britain is abuzz with U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush's suggestion that Margaret Thatcher should grace the new $10 bill. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

Britain is abuzz with U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush's suggestion that Margaret Thatcher should grace the new $10 bill.

Mock-ups of a $10 note featuring the former prime minister feature prominently on newspaper websites Thursday. Even the BBC couldn't resist, pasting an image of a steely-eyed, if slightly smiling, Thatcher onto the bill.

Bush made Thatcher his choice during Wednesday's night's Republican presidential debate after candidates were asked their choice for the bill, which President Barack Obama has said will feature a woman.

"I would go with Ronald Reagan's partner, Margaret Thatcher," Bush said. "Probably illegal, but what the heck?"

Thatcher, who served as prime minister from 1979-1990, remains a divisive figure in Britain. She is admired by conservatives in America for her friendship with the late President Ronald Reagan.