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. McTourEurope

    S-------E-------X---------I------–S------–T!!!!!!!!!!!1

    September 24, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  2. Derek

    Ew, creepster.

    Too funny! Not news, but funny.

    September 24, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  3. karen raleigh

    Is this for real??????

    September 24, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  4. Muz

    Wow! Way to lend credibility to the ticket and the country. This and McCain wants to postpone the debate. Stellar day for the Republican presidential ticket.

    September 24, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  5. gorn by any other name

    Barf.

    September 24, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  6. Cynthia St. Louis

    A "gorgeous" Dick Cheney who also happens to be a religious radical with no national or international experience.

    How scary is that???

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08 AND 12

    September 24, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  7. Sally from Cali

    ZZZZZZZZZ.........

    September 24, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  8. probama in paradise

    Well, Mr. Pakistan Pervert–
    Got news for you–all of America is NOT in love with Palin and some of us look beyond skin deep.

    And the democrat campaign is sexist–HA!

    September 24, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  9. Dave in Houston

    I'll bet if Ahmedinejad met Sarah Palin, he'd give up the Iranian nuclear program if she asked him real nice. ;)

    That's a foreign policy!

    September 24, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  10. McTourEurope

    S———————E——————-X————————-I——————–S——————–T

    September 24, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  11. RDS

    Wow...now if this had been made by a democrat the McCain campaign would be blasting on every station how sexist it was. Just goes to show that nobody takes this women seriously, he would have never made such comments toward Hillary b/c she is a serious politician not some political eye candy or the "hot vp" as the republicans called her!

    September 24, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  12. REP now for DEM

    I guess thats not sexist?

    September 24, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  13. Mike

    AGAIN, WHAT A JOKE, YOU ARE PRETTY....NOTHING MORE
    PALIN THE BEAUTY QUEEN, NOT A POLITICIAN

    September 24, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  14. Chuck

    OK I vomited.

    September 24, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  15. Don

    This is a pure joke and the media has taken the bait and ran with it. Look CNN these people are users and will do or say anything to win this election. Sara is not qualified to meet these leaders and have them to think that we are all a bunch of gun toting hicks.

    September 24, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  16. Frank

    Oh but if Obama or any Dem said that it would be called sexist......................Sarah Palin makes me want to puke !!

    September 24, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  17. '08 Vote Obama

    I live in Alaska and for those voters out there that think you have a gem just because she's a women or because she is a Republican or what ever reason you justify to yourselves that she is a good choice let me tell you, here in Alaska we has Alaskans are learning more and more each day about this women.

    She has lied why she fired Walt Monegan, she has made bad economic choices for Wasilla and Alaska has a whole, leaving them in dept. Wake Up, if Alaska is getting smarter then so should the rest of nation! Educate yourselves and just think, "Do I want to leave this country better or worse then it is now for our children and grandchildren?"

    This crash course that Palin is taking/promoted to do is unimpressive! It will hold no ground come election day, and the McCain campaign will soon see that it was a mistake!

    September 24, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  18. Moe, Hamilton, ON

    hahaha, it looks like Palin's looks are still getting her somewhere, but hopefully not to the VP office.

    September 24, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  19. Grandma for O

    Well lets see. She's been meeting with world leaders since yesterday and what little bit have they talked about?

    Babies and her looks. With two wars, a country wide/soon to be world wide financial melt down, health care crisis, here and abroad and this is the depth of conversation.

    Pathetic!

    September 24, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  20. Alice

    What a sexist.

    September 24, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  21. Gina, Seattle

    I can see that foreign leaders are really taking Palin seriously...

    September 24, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  22. sf

    The whole time she's thinking 'that's why we weren't supposed to let the darn reporters in here!'

    September 24, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  23. Truth Be told

    OMG!!! and she fell for it!

    now she nows what a real sexist comment really is. NO, WAIT, he wants to bed her! OMG!

    September 24, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  24. Godson

    V.I.L.F Baby!

    September 24, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  25. Danny in Chicago

    Now we KNOW Pakistan is in league with the Republicans! Let's be truthful – Palin is NOT that attractive. Sure, she is pretty, but I could find a gaggle of better lookers on the streets of Chicago in one afternoon (and they probably would know more about this country too!)

    Come on....this is the Pakistani govt playing games with the US people. Another clue that Osama Bin Laden (remember him?) is hiding in their (and the Republicans) embrace.

    The Truth is the truth – can you take it?

    September 24, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
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