Archive for Sunday, September 21, 2008

Palin to meet Afghan president this week

September 21, 2008


— Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is scheduled to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai this week in New York, campaign officials for GOP nominee John McCain confirmed Saturday.

Karzai and other world leaders will convene in New York for the opening of the U.N. General Assembly. Both McCain and Palin planned to be in New York during that time, in part so McCain can introduce the Alaska governor to the foreign dignitaries assembled there.

McCain campaign officials said Palin may have meetings with other world leaders, but declined to say which ones.

The meeting comes as the campaign works to assure voters that Palin has sufficient understanding of foreign policy to be vice president. She's acknowledged having little experience in international affairs and got her first passport in 2007 to visit Alaska National Guard members serving in Kuwait and Germany.

Palin's meeting with Karzai was part of an effort by McCain's campaign to help her prepare for the interactions with international leaders she would have if she becomes vice president, campaign officials said.


tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 9 months ago

Foreign policy acumen imparted with a handshake ( and photo op ).

BigPrune 9 years, 9 months ago

A community organizer meets the Mayor of Kabul sounds more impressive. If I lived in Kabul, I'd be concerned about future voter fraud after the community organizer meeting. Instead, I live in Lawrence, the socialist bastion of Kansas and I'm sure we have never had voter fraud (just like other democratic (I mean socialist) bastions in the US).

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years, 9 months ago

The mayor of Wasilla meets the mayor of Kabul- summit of the century.

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