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."
Zardari must have thought someone had sent him a prostitute, he was right!
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You have got to be kidding me. Is this American Idol or what?
Wow – she's gorgeous. Impressive comment on the substance of the republican VP candidate. Did they review any issues??? Did they talk about the state of affairs between Pakistan and the US? War in Afghanistan? Anything besides how darn good looking she is? What a bunch of bull shisha
Did someone share with him that "the whole of America" isn't necessarily Palin-crazy? Besides, beauty really is only skin deep. No one is denying she's a beautiful woman. However, it does not qualify one to be a hair's breadth away from being the president of our great country.
Do we even need to comment?!?!
OMG... So we're suppose to vote for Palin because she's pretty?
SNL's gotta make another skit about this...
This is Worth the price of Fish Guts in Taipei?
They havent seen her without the Lipstick... :P
It's Official! She Now has Foriegn Policy Experience..
I feel so much better now! Palin/McCain 2008 – 2012..
and I have a Bridge and Road in Alaska and a 700 Billion dollar bailout to sale you to :)
P.S. for those who listen to Rush talk about Obama taking money from Freddie and Fannie, it was regular workers, your every day joe/jane, McCain got more money from the Executives/Lobbyist, but you didn't hear Rush mention that!
Ahhhhhh that so sweet! and I can see Russis from my house!!!
What the ????!
and thats about all the credentials she needs to be president
What a joke
well that's reasurring. so we are safe now! our foreign policy is safe becasue the VP candidate is hot... yippy
Asif...you sly dog you! Now that's what I call foreign affairs!
Wow- just what we want- world leaders thinking our VP is a babe. What about smart, qualified and ready to be VP? The exchange is just another sign that world leaders are not taking her seriously.
Giggle Giggle... Geez as a women I am disgusted that they "handle" her like she is an idiot. Don't talk... just look pretty. McCain is such a womanizer and his votes on women's issues prove he holds all women in as much disdain as he treats Palin. This is not a good example of how Palin will negotiate with foreign leaders. The pretty wears off as soon as the issues come to the table and McCain won't even let her talk to the press, let alone work with foreign leaders. What a pretty little VP she will make for his trophy cabinet though.
Now Pakistan's new President is going to give up Bin Laden if he can get some Alaskan tail?
Another joke provided to us by McLame.
Even leaders of Foreign Nations recognize that Palin has no VP appeal aside from the fact that she is a woman... That is sexist and sad.
Hmmmmm, well i guess if she's good lookin......
Gives new meaning to foreign policy "experience", doesn't it?
Who cares. Let's hear her voice. LET PALIN SPEAK. WE WANT TO HEAR WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY.
If Palin was a man do you think they would be making the same comments. They obviously don't look at her as Vice President material..
She is gross- what are they blind??
She's a token....a joke to the international powers.