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."
Joe was sexist and this guy is "nice?" B.S!
Great to hear the rest of the world knows how shallow the US electorate is
Please!!!! Give me a break. Am I in the Twilight Zone, because it sure does feel like it?!
Yeah, she's gorgeous alright.
SeXXXY. Call him sexist people. I can't heeeeeear you. She said thank you but Joe Biden caught all kinds of hell for his comment.
"These meetings are very informative and helpful"...well...sure...now she knows the name of Karsai's son and that she is gorgeous...well THAT is experience in foreign policy we can trust in...
Obama/biden by landslide
What an empty bra.
And this is who might lead me and my troops into combat?
I will go AWOL first.
Oh dear sweet Mary. World leaders want to get up her skirt and she's stuck saying the meetings are "informative and helpful!"
Honestly, I feel bad for Palin right now. No one deserves that, and those leaders were DEFINITELY not treating her as a potential VP.
SEXIST SEXIST I SAY!
will they accuse him of sexism now? And if not, how come?
Bwuaaaahaaahaaahahahaha! Oh God, that's hilarious... seems the rest of the world understands her appeal to the voting public...
now this is priceless. first he hits on her, then she hits back.
And that will make her an excellent leader.
This is a joke right
“From my NYC hotel room, I can see Chinatown, Little Italy, and Little Ukraine! Golly! This trip to NYC sure was a swell one. I will be an expert in foreign policy in no time, Charlie!”
Oh wow , Im now really impressed with Farah Failins ever expanding resume......Maybe if John Mccain picked Pam Anderson to run with him all the world would be our friends again. The big difference is Pam has no experience and can not see Russia from her condo in LA. But Im sure she a quick study.... Wouldnt it be a hoot to see how fast Pam could get a BA in journalism???
I wonder if the McCain campaign is going to shield her from the Pakistani PM now because he was being sexist. LOL
Palin would make a good first lady in Pakistan
This is hillarious!!!!! LMFAO!!!! They are not taking her seriously. She is nothing but a beauty queen in their eyes. Just a piece of eye candy!
So Foreign policy will be reduced to a BJ.man...
Yikes. The whole of America may be crazy, but not for her...
Gorgeous??? Who cares!!! She's incompetent!
I know alot more gorgeous women not ready to be VP.
ok so far she she has made chit chat about children and her looks. sounds like good credentials to me!
Palin probably can't pronounce their names!
That's what happens when you pick a former "beauty queen" with no foreign relations experience – the whole world sees her as McCain's TROPHY PICK and nothing more......just a pitbull with lipstick!