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."
Let the nasty insults from certain in this great nation begin... 3.....2......1......
Are we going to hear the republicans go to the "sexism" card this time as well?
Wasnt tha a sexist remark? He should be repremanded for that remark.
sigh... we are truly the laughing stock of the world if her and Mccain are the follow-up act to the Bush comedy tour
Oh Please. I guess that winking she always does worked.
What's the difference between Governor Palin and Vice President Cheney?
Bravo to the Pakistanis. They found a topic that Palin was actually able to understand.
Palin should have come back with something better than "Thank you". His sexist comments are sickening.
WOW..now that's news!!!! I don't give a rats a$$ what he tell her...she still doesn't have any substance...Oh yeah...she doesn't talk to the press..she only give speaches...my bad!!
What a Lie! Palin Gorgeous? I don't think so! Nice try but looks will not stop the fact that she has ZERO foreign policy credentials!
Sounds like the president really took the meeting Painlin seriously! Hilarious.
must be the liberal sexist side of him...
Okay once you get past the looks where is the substance?
Gorgeous, but all fluff, no substance at all. She apparently spends all of her time on makeup and outfits. I'm glad to see the VP training is going well but would like to see McCain let her talk to the media.
Why won't she talk to the media???
Enough of the photo op's already.
Folks, there is no substance behind these photos. They aren't talking about anything important!
Quit publishing this crap CNN!
I mean helll...what other qualifications does a VP need?
God help America.......from itself.
You've got to be kidding me. Really? If there are any women out there who think this is "a compliment" or "nice" or "appropriate," you are out of your mind.
This is foreign policy heading in a bad direction.
Sorry Sarah, but looks don't qualify you to run the country. Get over yourself.
you have got to be kidding me???
for the love of God. stop the madness!!!!
moose-munch & bunch,,,,, GO HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"It's going great," Palin said. "These meetings are very informative and helpful, ..."
On the job training? For the second most powerful person in the world? You have GOT to be kidding. What a joke this is!!!
Obama/Biden '08. Voting for something more then looks...voting for substance.
Sexist, sexist, sexist! SNL should hire him. Haha.
Just what we need a BIRD giving these guys CHEAP THRILLS this is like some BAD PORN MOVIE !!!! WHAT A JOKE THE REPUBLICANS ARE !
She's Gorgeous is very informative? No wonder why she was "vetted" for VP
Eye candy is all she is...
Can't wait for the jealous rant of Campbell Brown on this one! Nice try, idiot, to try and blame the sexism on McCain. If it were not for CNN and other vicious attacks, they might have access to Palin. We see none of the hate toward Obama/Biden that we do for Palin/McCain. MSM simply transferred their hate and vitrol from Hillary to Sarah. Fire Campbell and her bias–Cafferty, too.