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."
Didn't the McCain campaign jump all over Obama when he did his world tour. Didn't they say things like he's acting like he's president already.
Um...what the heck is all this about then?
And this is supposed to help her and America how?
We have important issues to consider as the current economic crises and McCain is wanting to suspend his campaign and the debates and you report this crap.
OH....BARF!!! I can't take this anymore. Not even world leaders take her seriously. And who said anything about the americans being crazy about her???
Isn't the Pakistani president suppose to be griefing for his deceased wife? I can smell scandal if they ever put this empty suit chick in the White House.
OMG!!! even the world leaders do not take this woman seriously!!
lets get real here and have her speak with the press !! these leaders are laughing at America behind close doors!! This is truly a disgrace!!
McCain should be ashamed of himself anything to win.
Will he be labeled as a sexist for commenting her? He would if he was supporting Obama.
...and the monkey pushed the button.
An added bonus for implementing our foreign relations goals. McCain/Palin08; Hillary 2012!
What a JOKE!!!!!
Now the Republicans should be ashamed of the comments their candidate is receiving from a Muslim leader –
But Wait, Looks like she is thrilled to hear the appreciation for America from the borrowers whose main focus is the extract our tax-payers money and she should have been informed that these Heads of States will always praise America no matter what.
If this is what she considers helpful and informative foreign policy experience, she should have met with French, German and Russian Head of States. Who knows, she would have fainted!!!
The "whole of America is crazy" about Palin Mr. Zadari??? I'm pretty sure I'm not and I think there are others. Its nice to see that America isn't the only one stuck with shallow leaders. In these troubled times, I'll take ugly with a brain over gorgeous any day.
This just shows how little she is respected.
this is how seriously the world takes her...
AWKWARD! Man, and we think OUR politicians are weird.
THATS ALL SHE HAS, LOOKS AND NO BRAINS
We all know the being gorgeous is a qualification for Vice-President. Come on CNN. Report something of substance.
Most of the old guys I know are voting for her for that very reason. They look at her the same way McSlimey does. They have abandoned their political ideology for something much more base. Who ever said that THINKING had anything to do with decision making. Idiots.
hahaha this is getting tooooooooo funny toooooo meeeeeeee
I thought complimenting her on her looks was sexist. Where's your outrage????
I just thow up
Oh.. wow now she DOES have foreign policy experience. That did it for me, I'm voting for McCain / Palin now for sure!
How do you say, "I'm about to puke" in Urdu?
Will Fox go crazy over that "sexist' remark?
I havent laughed so hard in a long time. All he seemed to care about was her looks. Gosh, if that was all it takes, G'W'B should have got a facelift and pumps. We would have world peace by now!