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Jeb Bush's Thatcher idea proves a hit in U.K.

LONDON -- 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.

New $10 bill to feature a female face

Bush made Thatcher his choice during Wednesday's night's Republican presidential debate after candidates were asked their choice for the bill, which President 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.