September 24th, 2008
06:20 PM ET
6 years ago

Pakistan's president tells Palin she is 'gorgeous'

Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari told Palin she's gorgeous.
Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari told Palin she's gorgeous.

NEW YORK (CNN) – Sarah Palin and the foreign leaders she has met with in New York have said very little to reporters over the last two days, but the press happened to be in the room on Wednesday for one eyebrow-raising exchange, as the new president of Pakistan lavished praise on Palin's looks.

On entering a room filled with several Pakistani officials this afternoon, Palin was immediately greeted by Sherry Rehman, the country's Information Minister.

"And how does one keep looking that good when one is that busy?," Rehman asked, drawing friendly laughter from the room when she complimented Palin.

"Oh, thank you," Palin said.

Pakistan's recently-elected president, Asif Ali Zardari, entered the room seconds later. Palin rose to shake his hand, saying she was “honored” to meet him.

Zardari then called her "gorgeous" and said: "Now I know why the whole of America is crazy about you."

"You are so nice," Palin said, smiling. "Thank you."

A handler from Zardari's entourage then told the two politicians to keep shaking hands for the cameras.

"If he's insisting, I might hug," Zardari said. Palin smiled politely.

The Alaska governor did not answer questions from reporters at her first two appearances on Wednesday, when she joined McCain in meetings with Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili and Ukrainian president Viktor Yushchenko, and then traveled downtown to meet with Iraqi president Jalal Talabani.

But she did offer brief remarks to a reporter at the Zardari meeting who asked about her day.

"It's going great," Palin said. "These meetings are very informative and helpful, and a lot of good people sharing appreciation for America."


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soundoff (361 Responses)
  1. Steve

    HAHHAHAHA!

    She's been reduced to eye candy.

    September 24, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  2. TIRED OF THE GOP

    I'm sorry but what a load of.... fill in the blank. _______

    Is this a SNL dream come true, yea but a bad dream to us americans who are tired of the GOP as they are playing games. Smoke and mirrors no more. Let's take back the power and vote them out on Nov 4th.

    September 24, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  3. Eleanor

    Give me a break while I puke
    Like I said before THIS is NOT a beauty contest!!!!
    its a vote for one of the highest offices in the land and Capbell Brown is right.... release Palin to the media!!!!
    she needs to be vetted exactly like Obama was for months on end!!!

    September 24, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  4. rhoward

    How exciting! Yawn.

    September 24, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  5. Cincy voter

    Hey, CNN, report some REAL news! No one cares about silly fluff! This country is in the midst of an economic melt down and you report on the President of Pakistan calling Palin gorgeous??? Get real.

    America is not crazy about Palin. The only people who are happen to be right wing partisan morons who enjoy lying, mudslinging empty suits like the Barbie-bot because she reminds them so much of Bush!

    08BAMA/BIDEN

    September 24, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  6. ron

    well maybe she could put on something sexy if she needs to make any kind of foreign policy decisions.

    September 24, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  7. Thats all they can say?

    Is that she's pretty?

    hmmm, seems like the same consensus as America...and most republians i talk to who always end with "YEAH, BUT SHE'S HOT!"

    September 24, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  8. thanks but no thinks

    he got it right...

    the only reason why people like her is because she is gorgeous.

    The McCain campaign calls her the " hottest VP"....as if being hot was a requirement to be VP.

    she is gorgeous but, unlike Hillary Clinton, she does not have anything else....i mean she is someone who beleives that seing Russia from her home is foreign policy experience....see what i mean...

    September 24, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  9. David, Silver Spring, MD

    There you have it: in the opinion of the Pakistani president, Sarah Palin's popularity in the U.S. is because of her looks.

    September 24, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  10. KATHLEEN

    Pakistan president Zardari is a man! And Palin is McWar's PROP.
    who has absolutely nothing intelligent to talk about!!!!.

    I used to love Alaska.

    Zardari, can you take Sarah home with you!!!!!

    This would be a great SNL skit.

    September 24, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  11. no trickle down...

    'These meetings are very informative'...I just found out that they think I'm 'gorgeous'!

    God help us all.

    September 24, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  12. alaska bound

    What a joke!

    September 24, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  13. AB

    She's all EYE CANDY!

    September 24, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  14. Anna PA

    Give me a break!!!

    September 24, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  15. diana

    This is a shame that's what we want in a vp? Her good looks want save us when the world is in a crisis.

    September 24, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    "It's going great," Palin said. "These meetings are very informative and helpful, and a lot of good people sharing appreciation for America."
    ------------–

    Has she ever completed a gramatically correct sentence?

    September 24, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  17. rh

    No she is not...

    September 24, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  18. herbie

    Just wondering if Pain-in told him about the bridge to nowhere. Har stance on earmarks, yet requesting more earmarks per capita then any other state in the union. Her stance on abortion. Not wanting to talk at all to the media. That she basically has a habitual problem of lying. An on, and on, and on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 24, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  19. Matt

    unreal..... No sane person takes her seriously.

    September 24, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  20. Peggy

    And this is important because?????????? Why is everything about Sarah Palin Just plain silly sounding. I don't like her and I'm with Campbell Brown. Why not show something about her in a more intelligent light.?.......oh, I forgot the McCain camp won't allow it. Biden said she was pretty and he caught grief.

    September 24, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  21. Lex Blanton

    A sign of things to come if this lady becomes VP.

    "If he insists, I might hug."

    Blechh...

    September 24, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  22. Gerald in Georgia

    WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!! CAN SHE SOLVE THIS ECONOMICAL CRISIS???

    September 24, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  23. Ree

    Was he suppose to say that? Isn't that sexist? What a joke!

    September 24, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  24. Vincent, Great Lakes IL

    Sarah:

    I'm so pretty, oh so pretty,
    I'm so pretty and witty and bright!!

    September 24, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  25. Steve in DC

    Wow...would he have said that about a male VP Candidate??? How sexist!!!

    September 24, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
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