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. Bill Charlotte,NC

    Joe was sexist and this guy is "nice?" B.S!

    September 24, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  2. Enough

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

    Great to hear the rest of the world knows how shallow the US electorate is

    September 24, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  3. Lifelong Republican for Obama, Columbia, TN

    Please!!!! Give me a break. Am I in the Twilight Zone, because it sure does feel like it?!

    September 24, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  4. tracie

    Yeah, she's gorgeous alright.

    September 24, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  5. NoMcSame

    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.
    Obama08

    September 24, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  6. MarioB. from Berlin FOR OBAMA

    "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

    September 24, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  7. Army LT

    What an empty bra.

    And this is who might lead me and my troops into combat?

    I will go AWOL first.

    September 24, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  8. Obama Supporter from FL

    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.

    September 24, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  9. Willcnnapprovethis?

    SEXIST SEXIST I SAY!

    September 24, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  10. Krystyn

    will they accuse him of sexism now? And if not, how come?

    September 24, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  11. Mystrunner

    ...

    ...

    Bwuaaaahaaahaaahahahaha! Oh God, that's hilarious... seems the rest of the world understands her appeal to the voting public...

    September 24, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  12. rice, bryan

    now this is priceless. first he hits on her, then she hits back.

    September 24, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  13. We Need A Change!

    And that will make her an excellent leader.

    September 24, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  14. jim

    This is a joke right

    September 24, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  15. Repub for Obama!

    “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!”

    September 24, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  16. Central Scruitinizer

    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???

    September 24, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  17. Pat

    I wonder if the McCain campaign is going to shield her from the Pakistani PM now because he was being sexist. LOL

    September 24, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  18. Muz

    Palin would make a good first lady in Pakistan

    September 24, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  19. Blackknight

    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!

    September 24, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  20. Moose Patties

    So Foreign policy will be reduced to a BJ.man...

    September 24, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  21. Ren

    Yikes. The whole of America may be crazy, but not for her...

    September 24, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  22. Ben in Atlanta, GA

    Gorgeous??? Who cares!!! She's incompetent!

    September 24, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  23. barackobama4prez

    I know alot more gorgeous women not ready to be VP.

    September 24, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  24. Citizen Ruth

    ok so far she she has made chit chat about children and her looks. sounds like good credentials to me!

    September 24, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  25. Anthony from DC

    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!

    Obama/Biden '08/'12

    September 24, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
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