Sarah Palin will be meeting with a number of heads of state and dignitaries this week at the United Nations General Assembly. (PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES)
FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Leaders from all over the world are gathering in New York this week for the fall session of the United Nation's General Assembly.
And with all the possible conversations between heads of state and other political leaders that will go on there...One meeting is creating so much hype, the flies are fighting for spots on the wall to listen in.
Alaskan Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is scheduled to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The meeting comes as the McCain-Palin camp works to assure voters she has a good enough grasp of foreign policy to be one heartbeat way from the presidency.
Until now, Palin's foreign policy experience involves a trip to Kuwait and Germany to visit Alaskan National guard members...And something about being able to see Russia from her house.
According to the Washington Post, while in New York Palin will also meet with the presidents of Georgia, Iraq, and Pakistan as well as the Indian Prime Minister.
Here’s my question to you: What will Sarah Palin and Hamid Karzai talk about?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
The thought of Palin talking to Karzai, as a representative of the United States, is mortifying. I don't know what they will talk about, but I am sure he'll have to tell her that he's the leader of Afghanistan, and then proceed to locate his country on a map for her.
Kay from Cincinnati, Ohio writes:
I'm sure she'll explain the Bush Doctrine to him since Charles Gibson explained it to her.
Perhaps she will ask President Karzai to explain the wonderful benefits that conservative religion has brought to his country.
What a sexist, elitist media question! I'd imagine they would have an intelligent conversation, no different than a member of the press would have.
Noreen from Rochester, New York writes:
This is so ridiculous. The McPalin campaign won't let her talk with the media, they are stifling the format of the upcoming V.P. debate. According to a report in the New York Times Saturday, the campaign of Senator John McCain has fought for tight rules on how the VP debate will run, limiting the chances of anything other than short answers, and ensuring the debaters will not speak directly to one another for anything more than short periods. But, they now are parading her in front of world leaders.
Brad from Tampa, Florida writes:
Palin will say, "So, you’re the first dude of Afghanistan. Good for you. What do ya'll hunt over there?"
Deborah from Los Angeles writes:
She will tell Karzai that she likes their dogs with the 'reeeeally long hair.'
I'm sure it will something like Moose hunting, the rapture or sharing their extensive world travel stories.
She'll probably share with him the fact that she can see Russis from Alaska!
How she said "thanks, but no thanks to that bridge to nowhere".
Karzi will probably ask why the United States is insulting him so much by sending an obviously incompetent Woman for nothing but a photo op.
I wonder if she'll ask him if he is prepared for Armegedon since her church seems to think that Armegedon is a great idea.
They will discuss whether it's easier to put lipstick on a moose or a camel.
Jack-I am sure she has a "grocery" list the McCain campaign has written for her. She might even tell him that she can see Russia from her house and that she has been to Ireland (fuel stop). OH MY
The bridge to nowhere
I'm sure Rove has given her a few canned questions to get answered and a few major points about who it is she is meeting with –after all, she can't see him from Alaska.
Probably the same things that Karzai and Obama would talk about. She is as knowledgable as he is about foreign affairs, and that can be taken as a complement or a diss, depending upon one's point of view.
I am well aware that 99% of the responses here will be that Obama is just so far ahead of Palin in foreign affairs and everything else, but that doesn't make it true. Neither has any real experience in dealing with foreign leaders, and wishing will not make it so.
I suspect the opening remarks will go something like this.
"Hi. I'm Sara Palin. I'm the VP candidate for the Republican party. Who are you and where is your country?"
Who cares. They are treating her like God has come to life. I am sick of the beauty queen from moose land.
What else could happen when somebody with ZERO foreign policy experience, other than a vacation overseas in the last year (for the first time), speaks with a foreign leader who is learned in international affairs? I expect a tongue-tied affair which ends with Karzi firing his PR person and Palin bragging about her now-extensive foreign policy experience. Give me a break – wake up, America!
Probably something like :
Karzai: how much do you pay for your pair of glasses?
PAlin: I don't know exactly , but what do you think of the design?
Karzai has already been given talking points by McBush. He will praise America, praise Palin's 'extensive knowledge' on Foreign Affairs and say how he and the Afghan people are grateful for Bush, McCain and Palin's leadership!!!!!! Sounds laughable but wait until they appear before cameras.
I have to believe that the McCain campaign has promised Karzai the moon if he agreed to be the first head of state to speak with Palin. Why else would he jeopardize any international standing he has to appear in public with this poser?
Whether or not they have mooses in Afghanistan?
Joe in Missouri
Whereas he is a man of the world and she is not judging by her academic struggles, I suspect they'll discuss moose hunting in Alaska.
She will tell him that she understands the Afghan situation because she can see Russia from the shores of Alaska.
I expect they will discuss how to slather cosmetics on farm animals, the only topic with which Palin is conversant.
Hey Jack great work, Sarah Palin drew 60,000 ppl in FL. Maybe if you and the rest of the left-wing nut jobs keep trying to slime her she will soon be drawing crowds of 100,000. LOL
They will probably talk about her proximity to Russia; that's about all the factual comment she ever makes. This woman is not qualified for the Vice Presidency or even for the Congress!
Palin will discuss how she can see Russia from her house, Hamid Karzai will ask her when will she stop telling her lies to the American people.
Also, Someone get to Jack the he would be the perfect guy to expose the reason that Karl Rove and other republican pundits are attacking McCain is to throw mud at Obama at the same time.
The fact that they throw the mud at both makes the Republican pundits look impartial, but with the absence of their commentary McCain would be dripping mud and Obama would be squeaky clean.
This is Rovian tactics unrecognized. If Rove and his ilk can make them both look dirty, the playing field is leveled for the incompetent Republican.
I have absolotely have no idea! She only knows what her handlers tell her to say, which is usually wrong. The thought of her in any form of power scares the hell out of me, plus she already considers herself on the top of the ticket with McBush as her running mate. If I were John boy, I wouldn't turn my back on her!
Maybe how she can see Russia from her house.
She will ask him where exactly is his country located.
She'll ask if he can see Bin Laden's cave from Kabhul.
They have nothing to talk about period. She knows nothing about foreign affairs that was clear in the Gibson interview she did. I think Hamid will say how pretty she is and talk about family because she knows nothing about what is going on.
Maybe he should ask her if she even knows who he is?
What it is like to be a puppet
Wouldn't you love to by a fly on the wall? I'd bet anything this woman couldn't locate Afghanistan on a map if her life depended on it. Maybe she'll ask him how long it takes to ship an Afghan hound to the United States.
Palin shouldn't have clearance to speak to the head of another foreign government- she's under investigation folks! What's wrong with this picture?
SAY THANKS BUT NO THANKS!
I'm sure she knows next to nothing about his country, and he will know very little about Alaska. I'm guessing there will be several moments of awkward silence. Maybe she can tell him about being able to see Russia from her house, and he can tell her what its like to fight the Russian Army up close and personal, similar experiences to be sure!
She is just going to lie from both sides of her mouth. It will be better for her to sit still and listen because any time she opens her mouth she just lies, I guess she can't help herself.
May be Khazai will learn some new tricks on how to fleece a moose!!
Like, I don't know, but like, I'm sure, like, it will be in all the, like, media because she is, like, so fresh.
Jack, Sarah Palin will detail her 10-point plan on how to gain earmarks on big spending bills in the Congress to Hamid Karzi. She will then talk about her splendid foreign policy experience (i.e. a trip to Cancun) and an awesome recipe for Moose Stew.
...they will discuss if the PM can see Shangri-la from his place, and if the Abominable Snowman wears lipstick.... mosh the mugwump
SHE WILL MAKE SOMETHING UP
How good a president Obama will make?
Probably that it's so coincidental that her home state and his country both start with the letter 'A' and how she knows it's really far away because she can't see it from her house!
McBarbie wil undoubtedly bring up the FACT that God done gone and answered her prayers and made her governor of the great state of Alaska from which she can see Russia. Karzai will probably try to discuss the economic, political, and military situations in Afghanistan to which she will promise him that she will pray to God for guidance. Then Karzai may get the picture a little and offer to show her around his country, show her how women live there and what their functions in society are. McBarbie then will undobutedly tell Karzai that she will pray to God that the women there are liberated quickest and won't have to wear burqas and stuff like that there. Then Karzai will politely escort her back to her tax-payer supported retinue and airplane and she will demurely board, wearing her finest western attire and wish him "God Bless You". Then, I am sure, Karzai will return to his home shaking his head, silently praying to Allah for the United States of America and their welfare.
I guess Karzai will teach her how to pronounce “IRAQ”, “IRAN” and “NUCLEAR”, since they couldn't find any one in Republican Party to teach her.
Probably the weather or something equally unimportant. Poor woman isn't competent enough to discuss anything of substance.
She of course will ask a very intelligent, typical question of hers, where can she rent a helicopter so she can hunt camels?
Lipstick, pigs, hockey, killing defenseless animals from helicopters and that she can see Russia from a small island in Alaska. But only if she is wearing a burka.
Beats me! Maybe she should take First Dud with her.
That's easy she can talk about shooting wolves from aircraft, shooting and skinning moose, what books should be banned, family values and how to keep your detractors in line with some well placed abuse of power.
She could also explain to him how it's God's will to wipe out Islam or Arabs or what ever God intended with the invasion of Iraq.
On second thought maybe she should just listen!
I don't really know what will they talk about and I don't really care. Probably Mrs. Palin is trying to get a little"more" of foreign policy experience. Seeing Russia from her house wasn't enough.
Mr and Mrs Palin have nothing to discuss to any of the world leaders, they'll probably be surrounded by republican consultants and a million cameras to make a nice video they will use on future adds to dismiss lack of experience on foreign affairs by Mr Palin and his wife
All Sarah Palin could talk about is the plane she put on E-BAY and the BRIDGE TO NOWHERE and tell president Karzai that she will be cutting earmarks to his country because John McCain doesn't believe in them.Then she will be burning a BRIDGE TO NOWHERE.
He will NEVER understand her. She can not even speak proper english and I just found out her grades for economic class in an unaccredited college was a D!!! Do we really want this?????
Obama graduated Magnum Cum Laudi in Foreign Finnance and Affairs from COlumbia and Mgnum cum Laudi in Constitutional law from Harvard!!!! The women is UNEDUCATED, not bright and has made a MESS of her family that is nothing but high school drop outs!!!
Which one would you hire?????
Let's see, Afghanistan has been invaded by the Russians at least twice, and Sarah can see Russia from her window?
Hi Jack......probably how to field dress a camel. She sure has no idea where Afghanistan is if she took her geography lessons from McCain's advisors.
Her cute glasses for a start, then maybe they'll talk about trying to ban books, birth control and sex-ed. After that Palin might as well shut up, she's got nothing left!
Karzai is a US puppet, there is nothing to talk about other than how it is to be a hockey mom, having five kids, a pregnant teen daughter, shooting bears and wolfes out of a helicopter, her observations about Russian affairs out of her windows. Maybe that raped Afghani women should pay for their own exams and how to get money out of US taxpayers. Hamit, call the US and tell them you need money to built a bridge over the Panji valley to nowhere, then abandon it and keep the money. Why not have Palin meet our allies in Europe? Why not meet Brown, Merkel or Sarkozy? They would read right through her.
McCain/Palin will destroy us.
They will only talk about the make believe policies that McCain has in store for America if he's elected President, as well as all the lies she has stored under her tongue and the day she will have a brain transplant.
I do hope you have Moose in Afghanistan, because I love to hunt them down.
I can't even imagine Jack,
Maybe she'll ask ""Where's Afganistan?" or "Have you chosen Jesus Christ as your personal savior?" or "If I stood on my roof, could I see your house?"
Mr. Karzi I'm so trilled to finallt meet you.I can see your country from my backyard.
Probably the same things that Karzai and Obama would talk about. She is as knowledgable as he is about foreign affairs, and that can be taken as a complement or a diss, depending upon one’s point of view.
I am well aware that 99% of the responses here will be that Obama is just so far ahead of Palin in foreign affairs and everything else, but that doesn’t make it true. Neither has any real experience in dealing with foreign leaders, and wishing will not make it so.
Something trival just so the Republicans can tab her with "experience" !
Alaska has mountains and so does Afghanistan.
that makes Palin an expert on Afghanistan and the battle against the Taliban and Al Qaeda.
She'll talk about how she can see Russia from Alaska and how she has a lot in common with the oil producing nations of the Middle East because Alaska has oil. She'll probably also talk about her deep knowledge of Afghanistan in winter because after all, Alaska has snow.
Yep, that's about it.
Mosh the mugwump? Is that sort of like a post turtle?
Well, they could discuss the fact that her Presidential nominee knows how to get Bin Ladin and will tell everybody how if he gets voted in as President. Or that she had an Afghan hound when she was a child, so she knows foreign affiars in Afghanistan. I would imagine she will have a prepared list of questions and answers in her little hand when she gets there. She's been taught well, I am sure.
Most likely, what shade of lipstick is right for an Afghan leader. Low blow, I know. But that seems to be what this race is devolving into. I can't fathom how anyone can support a candidate who clearly has galloping dementia let alone his running mate. The rah-rah, sis-boom-bah, pit bull, hockey-mom thing is getting a little old. Can't SOMEONE make her stop talking?
Gee, Maybe they will discuss how neither has the ability to provide governance to a country. Or maybe Palin will argue about religion and start World War 3 ?
i like your hat.
Well, let's see. Karzai will say that he appreciates the US role in rebuilding Afghanistan, although he is still waiting for some accountability from the US for enabling the Taliban to take over Afghanistan. And then, in response, Palin will say, "I am a hockey mom. I wear lipstick. Our soldiers are on a task from God. I can see Russia from my helicopter when I'm picking off wolves..."
It seems that Sarah Palin has already spelled out her role on the ticket. Afghanistan and other middle eastern affairs will more than likely be handled by Mccain if he gains the presidency. So without trying to be to cynical, it seems that whatever meeting they have before the november election, or january when the new president is in office, will be for appearance purposes only– to try and build a foreign policy resume. I think if they do meet–they will sit around the television watching news on the presidential race (drinking coffee.)
She'd probably greet him with a "hey guy" where can I get a cape like yours?? Then of course it would be on to much more serious things like – Do you think that I could see Afghanistan if I went mountain climbing in Alaska??
I think that Sarah Palin will try to take control of the conversation and talk about the bridge to nowhere, telling Hamid Karzai that she said thanks, but no thanks. She will tell him about the plane that she put on e-bay, and about the first Dude's snow machine racing victories.... I think Hamid karzai response will be "you forgot to tell me that you are a hockey mom and you are moose juicer.
All this talk about these 2 tickets and foreign policy/economic knowledge? the real dream ticket? Colin Powell and Lou Dobbs- brains, guts and common sense– how's that for a campaign slogan?
How to lock and load a shot gun. After all, one must stick with what one knows.
The weather. I really don't think she is allowed to do more than that–thank God.
1. Exchange moose stew recipe for camel burger recipe.
2. She'll ask for anything he can provide that will help her and McCain's campaign – maybe a little bonus for him after they get to the White House.
3. Where does he shop at? She'd love to get something like that for Todd.
4. He's her first Head of State. Can she get his autograph?
She'll probably tell him that she can see his country from her house.
Sarah Palin: Do you think this photo op makes me look like I have foreign policy experince?
Hamid Karzai: Huh?
Palin: Hi mister. So, is this where knitting afgans started?
weather extremes in Afganistan and Alaska
I can only imagine.
Why does Caribou Barbie need meetings with these foreign leaders?
If she has foreign policy experience because she can see Russia from her house, doesn't it stand to reason...
...she know about Afghanistan because she has a lovely afghan that someone knitted for her in her living room?
...she knows about France because she likes french toast for breakfast?
...she knows about Georgia because she's been there (no, seriously, she may actually have spent some time in Atlanta)?
I'm sure Karzai will ask her why Americans respond to stupid things like the Cafferty File....
Good one, R in CA, you must have read that piece in the New Yorker... If not, check it out...
What surprises me is that Karzai agreed to speak with her at all! The fact that he has allowed himself to be manipulated by Republican operatives into a conversation with Palin does have me questioning Karzai's credibility. Hopefully, Palin won't say or do anything to embarrass Americans anymore than they already have been by McCain's choice of her in the first place.
Shooting and field dressing moose, shooting wolves from airplanes, and taking money from the U.S. government. Sarah doe s not know about much else and Karzai comes from a county where women are second class citizens that should be seen and not heard.
Polar bears and what its like to run a Hallmark Card Shop after you lose the election.
Hopefully, the only thing they will talk about is the weather. I am physically sick at the thought of her speaking to any heads of state.
She will probably tell him how she said thanks but no thanks to the bridge to nowhere.
Maybe President Karzai will inform her that Afghanistan and Iraq do not share a common border and then she can explain that to Sen. McCain.
Port Aransas, TX
How she's going to "shake" things up in Washington with the same policies the Bush administration holds.
She will make him confess his sins and give his life to Jesus.
I am sure Sarah will have somethng to say about Pitt Bulls and lip stick and Karzi will tell her how little she knows as a woman and how she is not equal to a man. So what ever they say to each other will mean nothing except why is he talking to the possible number 2 person instead of the possible number 1 that may be in charge.
Round Rock, Texas
Hi, I'm Sarah Palin, Would you like to buy a bridge to nowhere?
who cares when one Puppet (Karzai), who command little respect from his fellow countrymen and only rules Presidential Palace in Kabul, meets with another Puppet (Palin), who don't know jack about foreign affairs. They might discuss opening a chain restaurant in the suburbs of Virginia, Mose Kabob with Afghani Pilaf will be the signature dish..
So far I have heard her say the same stump speech and only 1 interview. I don't know if she has anything to say because the Mccain camp won't let her talk. I would assume that she and Karzi will talk about John Mccain and how the women of his country still can't go out in public without a burka or a man. If she gets a nice scarf and takes her husband, maybe she can go the the Afgan border to visit the Alska Nat. Guard again.
Don Moline Illinois
I hope Palin has the sense to keep her mouth shut about religion, politics, economics, military engagement, or anything else of consequence. The last thing this country needs is public embarrassment. How about discussing........ the weather?
Jack, she'll probably tell him that she's a foreign policy expert now because she looked at a map of the world. That and how she sold the plane on eBay. I hope Karzai doesn't throw up.
I suppose they could discuss the money they have both collected from the oil industry or maybe the difference between bulldogs, hockey moms and Taliban fighters.
Or maybe they could discuss the ills of the trafficking and sales of illegal drugs. That's something they both are familiar with.
First of all, does Sarah Palin even know who he is? Once they get through that awkward moment, i suspect she'll ask him questions like "Can you see Russia from your front porch?" or "Where exactly is Afghanistan?" I shudder to think that she could be the president if the GOP somehow wins this election and McCain (aka "Winnie the Pooh") doesn't make it. I'm also going to make sure my passport is up to date because the U.S. will be circling the drain at that point.
It doesn't matter. Karzai will walk away and comment that she didn't know anything and was a push over due to her lack of knowledge and political experience. It's going to be hilarious.
The more America gets to know Palin, the more questions there are about her in general. We've only got 6 weeks left, Jack. That's barely enough time to properly vet someone, let alone get to know them well enough to vote them in as VP.
I'm sure that they will be laughing in many languages at the U.N. thinking that American was so nice to send Tina Fey to entertain them.
That is another Check to her list of things to do . Just like Obama did when he took the trip to the Middle East. Its all a show put forth and will continue for another 43 days and then they are all the same.
The so called Saint picture Obama is portraying now will vanish on DAY ONE and he to will be just another politician who does things like every other politician has .
Hamid Karzai is just yet another supporting characcter – there is nothing of real meaning that Obama or Palin can talk to him and no matter how much we speculate on what they talked , we wil never know !!!!
Maybe they will talk weather or plan his vacation to Alaska ?????
Probably not much of any real salient interest to the USA... Once Karzai sees through the hocky mom jersey, he will see her real substance which is...she is simply George Bush Jr with lipstick.
Lipstick on pigs, no doubt.
Who cares? Its just another instance of the U.S. embarrassing its own citizens on the world stage.
Bruce in Bend, OR
I think she'll ask if there are any other heads of state to whom, he can introduce her.
NOTHING Jack, they will talk about nothing. And then she will spin it saying what a wonderful visit they had.
Jack: What I don't understand, in what capacity is she going to talk to Iran. As the gov of Alaska, in which case, she has no bearing internationally. If she is going as the Vice Presidential running mate, She still is inconsequential. She has no power to be entering into any type of diplomacy. Maybe she just wants to say, "having gone to Iran she has experience in international affairs". Sooner or later she is going to realize her 15 minutes of fame is fleeting. She would do better returning home and taking care of the mess she calls a family. Lets she, she is involved in troopergate, she has told the people involved not to testify. Her husband isn't testifying. It just get worse and worse.
How important it is to start a Fashion Trend ( in Palin's case:glasses) in order to create the illusion that you are well-known, well-liked, and are actually qualified for jobs on a national level. Karen, Springfield MA
1.About her eye glasses?
2.What color lipstick do bulldogs prefer?
3 What's the deference between a snow mobile and a snow machine?
4.Can you really see Russia from your house?
5 How happy he is that she does not know what the bush doctrine is.
6.Are moose burgers better fried or grilled?
Whatever her handlers have programmed her to talk about. It's a huge waste of time and only to build her resume and possibly for a photo op. Can't believe a single WOMAN would walk across the street to see her, much less vote for the incompetent.
They will probably talk about how they are both on the international stage yet niether of them can currently influence anything outside of there hometowns. They will talk about how the Taliban and the Democratic Party are both powered by ignorance. Then, they will go shopping for burkas.
Hey Dude........can you recommend a babysitter for my special needs baby and soon to be grandbaby? I'm very busy these days!! Yup Yup
Palin? Got any tips? I have a debate in a few weeks,and McCain hasn`t helped a damd bit.
I, for one, am embarrassed that she is even going!
Well the only thing she can talk about is moss hunting, hockey, the fact that she can see Russia from Alaska. Maybe she can give him tips how to sell things on e-bay, but I think she is going to talk about lipstick.
From my skeptical view, she will ask questions that help the campaign, nothing more, nothing less.
A political stunt
I imagine it will be what ever the McCain camp preped her to say! More lies! I don't think she nor McCain can tell the truth. I would like her to confess to her lies about the bridge to nowhere and what she is afraid of in this investigation she is under. The truth! Oh yeh, what about the affair that nearly ended her marraige. Cristian values????
She may ask him for some fashion tips Jack! Karzai is a very snappy dresser!
So can you see Russia too?!?!?!?
They would talk about introducing hockey to women in Afghanistan.
Even if the McCain Camp has a guarentee that Khazai will not discuss anything revelant she will just smile and remain silent.
After all this is just a photo op. This will be used for propaganda purposes only. This is the first time she has been in the presence of a foreign leader. I really do not think there is anything she has to say that would impress Khazai. He must owe McCain a BIG favor for something to even appear with Palin.
St. Augustine, Fl
for sure they will be trading recipes, moose and salmon iam sure is the top of his list. in exchange he'll bring out his hookah pipe load up some black afghan , at last her dreams of seeing god will come true.
Moose hunting, Raising kids. What elese can she talk about, The Bush Doc. Ya right.
Not much – she can't see Afghanistan from her house.
As we speak Karl Rove is writing out her questions for
her to ask and the first one goes like this, Gee you
look like the guy in "Jesus Christ Superstar".
Well, now she will have something to put on her resume....that she has spoken with 1, count em, 1 world leader!!
Moose kabobs vs goat kabobs.
What color lipstick looks best on a moose.
Maybe MOOSE HUNTING and "FIXIN" America. AND that she said, "Thanks , but no thanks on that bridge to nowhere" WHAT A SAD JOKE!
Lord only knows.
She is such an embarressment to our country, the world is
laughing at us.
Am sure she has been programmed, but her ignorance
will surely show through.
If I were Karza I would be insulted that he is having to
have an interview with a hocky mom.
They will probably talk about what McCain most likely told them to talk about. This is all controlled by the neocons; everything is, or seems to be, preplanned by GOP operatives and their talking points.
The first thing Karzai is going to want to know is if Palin is capable of carrying on a conversation without being rude, arrogant, sarcastic and demeaning. The second thing he'll try to determine is if she is going to insult his intelligence by repeating one fabrication after another. But what America wants to know is whether she will embarrass this nation any more than she already has.
The only thing worse than Sarah Palin running around the UN alone would be if McCain took her there himself so it could look like bring your daughter to work day!
Well I think is relatively clear , she will tell him she had a friend once who had an Afgan dog, and she will get his opinion on what color of berka would look good on her.
Nothing! Sarah Palin does not take questions.
Nothing that she hasn't been schooled on. But she'll probably try to convince him that she won a few Emmys last night for 30 Rock and Saturday Night live since there is nothing else she can claim a victory on without objection. How's that to add to her claims of distortion. :)
Jack this woman is such a sham. What she will talk about is probably the number of teenaged pregnancies in Afghanistan and how they should practice abstinence
You act as if foreign policy expericence is a necessity. We have a sitting president that still doesn't give foreign relations any consideration.
Sorry. I haven't, or wished I hadn't, heard of either one of them.
I'm sure the McCain Campaign–including her husband's input and approval–has sculpted and scripted her questions and she will recite them in the usual Palin manner–not varying from the script, finger pointed at Harmid Karzai showing the Palin-determination, and she will complete another lesson in her Foreign Policy 101 class from the McCain School.
Karzai will probably do most of the talking trying to get Sarah to pronounce his name correctly. Her handlers will then give her an index card with his name spelled phonetically much like nu – clear during her aceptance speech.
What is the best get-away snow "machine" to navigate the Afghani terrain for Osama Bin Laden?
I beleive Palin and Karzai will sit down and have a long conversation about how you can see Russia from Alaska and that she is more than qulified to be President if something were to happen to John McCain because of this fact.
Along with the photo op, I'm sure they'll talk about the only thing they have in common...oil pipelines. It's one of Afghanistan's most important income resources and why the Bush/Cheney propped Karzai up in the first place (he's an ex Oil exec). Palin's the Gov of a state with an oil pipeline and that's about the extent of her knowledge on energy...she proved that last week.
She will have a script including what to say when she does not know the answers. That will make some of her comments irrelevant to the current and future relationship between US and Afghanistan.
Sarah Palin will talk to Karzai about the things that she is told to talk about. Her convention speech writer was one of Bush's speech writers, so her Republican handlers will control her. After the talk, Palin and McCain will talk about the important things they discussed and how qualified she is about foreign policy in order to continue to hoodwink and bamboozle the Amercian public. The press will wallow in the moose poop and wag their tails for the benefit of the story.
Sarah will be talking about how to shoot and dress a moose. She's definitely more knowledgeable than Karzai in that area, and it is her one area of expertize that she can share.
She will ask him if he can see Iran from his house.
She will say hello I am a hockey mom. I want to put on my liers cape and fight for the world. I know I can do good because I have my dog Todd by my side. Ya know guy you should become born again then you would find life easier. You should stand up to Iran caus I have been told they are bad guys. Where is Iran? Is it somewhere near Washington D.C.?
They have nothing in common, Jack. He actually DOES have international experience.
Along with the photo op, I’m sure they’ll talk about the only thing they have in common…oil pipelines. It’s one of Afghanistan’s most important income resources and why the Bush/Cheney propped Karzai up in the first place (he’s an ex Oil exec). Palin’s the Gov of a state with an oil pipeline and that’s about the extent of her knowledge on energy…she proved that last week.
Pigs and bridges.
They will definitely talk about women. They both agree that women are secong class citizens....Alaska is first in this country in abuse and homicide aginst women.....so they certainly have a lot in common.
Whatever the teleprompter tells them to talk about. This will be like watching two clueless celebrities fake joking with each other before reading the nominees for best supporting actor.
I don't have a lot of knowledge or experience about Afghanistan. Could you please tell if we can have our military based in your country for 100 years. It is my understanding that this is all part of God's plan.
And Mr Karzai,
Is it OK if I send my husband to your country as "First Dude of the US"?
I hope it will be how Afghanistan can become more financially self-supporting. Our government is already in massive debt, and now with the financial bailout costing us an additional $700 billion in debt (at least), we're going to have to require more from the countries we are helping. Instead of just handing them a check each month, how about asking them for some accountability and giving them a deadline for self-sufficiency...including Afghanistan?
I don't know, but I wonder if they'll remember to bring the photographers?
Dave in Pheonix.... thank you... I needed that lift today...
Someone commented that she has as much foreign relations experience as Senator Obama, true or not at least Barack has been paying attention whats been happening in the world, while she wasn't even sure if there had been a surge in Iraq.
I don't think she has the intellect to speak about foreign relations with her cat, much less with a foreign leader.
This is great! They won't let her talk to reporters, but they're cutting her loose on a world leader? They could discuss how her women's rights beliefs have alot in common with the Taliban. Please tell me their meeting will be taped, and hopefully aired live!!!
Karzai will explain to her what the Bush Doctorine is.
I'm sure she will attempt to dazzle him with her knowledge of Russia, after all, she can see if from some hill in Alaska! Talk about an empty suit – Sarah Palin has no business meeting with Karzai as I am sure she doesnt have a clue who he is, what he does and probably has only heard of where he's from in a McCain briefing! Maybe he can ask her why she never wears an American flag pin, and only an Alaskan state flag pin, and why she and her husband are members of a group working to have Alaska succeed from the union!
Is it true that camels are just moose with humps?
Sarah Palin is like one of those Barbie dolls I had as a kid. You know the kind where you pulled the string in the back and Barbie could say two or three things over and over again. So I am sure the McCain handlers will feed Barbie (oops! Sarah Palin) a few lines that she can then repeat over and over for a sound bite to the uninformed public.
She will ask him "How can I get out of Troopergate"?
Jack, I hope she doesn't try to impress him by skinning a Camel.
My fellow Americans puzzle me at times. I am confused to read that the polls show McNoBrain and McMooseHunter close to Obama/Biden. They still haven't had enough of the last 8 years. They did a mock poll in the UK. 86% for Obama and Obama 9% for McNoBrain, 5% undecided. I am gald I live here but we feel the pain here too. Americans review the last 8 years and try to picture the next 4 with McNoBrain and McMooseHunter. Think, I am saddened to see my country go down like that. We do not need to fight anybody we are our worst enemy.
Well she could instruct him on how to build a sports complex and how to avoid getting involved in all the lawsuits like the one she had built in Alaska has created.
The main theme though would likely be their shared opinion on keeping women under legislative control and away from having equality with men.
. . . . NOTHING.
After she gets his name memorized...Maybe something original like,
"When the old guy gets elected...your looking at the Next "DA" president with an AK47 Hunting gun"
That's a tough one. Maybe President Karzai can teach Sarah a little something about the United States since (excluding Alaska) he's experienced more of the US that she has !!!
Sarah to Hamid:
1. Which runs faster- Moose or Camel?
2. When did you change your country's name from Pakistan?
3. Would you like eye-glasses like mine?
4. I really liked all the fireworks on the way in
5. Do you want to buy a plane on e-bay?
6. Where can I buy that hat?
7. Do you want to see Russia?
8. How do you fire your police chief?
What will they talk about? Well we know it won't be the Bush Doctrine. Sarah will talk about what she read in the script given to her eby the Bush surrogates with the McCain-Palin campaign.
I picture the meeting as Miss Piggy (moi, moi, moi) playing chess with David Petraeus: self-centered meanderings up against discretion and intelligence. How beneficial to either side could it be?
She probably will tell him how she can see Russia from her back yard...
I don't know (which is frightening enough) but I hope she leaves her guns at home!
Maybe she will ask him if he can see Russia from his house?
I think such a discussion will eventually lead to WW III !
Especially if the U.S. elects McBush.
He is a war-monger !
We will never get out of debt, if he gets elected.
I am sure she will bring up and discuss anything that Karl Rove tells her, My guess would be to ask him if he can see Iraq from his window, or something like that. This meeting/discussion is preposterous. Hopefully she will lose her glasses and not be able to read her cheat sheets.
Karzai can probably use the down time.
Why is this question even being asked? Why aren't we asking why Palin won't talk to the media in a open way, like every other candidate. Further, why isn't the media doing it's job and asking this very question. I havn't seen a single hard hitting article by anyone in the main steam media addressing this important question. It seems as like if it doesn't involve lipstick or pigs, you're not interested. This is important stuff; we live in a democracy and have the right to know the views of our public officials. Do your job!!
Wow Jack, I think you might have just stumped about everyone out there with that question!
Nothing...absolutely nothing. UNLESS, she has a script from the McCain campaign team. We know she needs to stick to those talking points. God fobid she has a thought worth expressing...too risky! She's really just going along with the program at this point.
Maybe he wants to build a bridge and needs advise!
Whatever question she is asked, I am sure she will answer, not have to think it over like Obama. Someone should tell Obama that we need a president who can talk without a teleprompter. That is why he refused to travel with McCain for hometown debates. Any woman who can achieve all that she has, and the mother of 5 has my vote.
Whatever Schmidt writes for her.
She's going to talk about gas and oil pipelines and how God wants Karzai to use American companies to build his pipelines and give us all that natural gas and oil instead of the Russians. That's the only substantive thing she can discuss. Anything else is completely over her head. She'll also smile for some pictures to be used in upcoming political ads attempting to shore up her image. I can't wait until this woman is recognized as the historical footnote that she is.
Mr. do you know what the George Bush's doctrine is? Because I still don't get it.
I previewe some of the comments, and I can only say they are sexist driven for the most part. Obviously, the Democratic men who weren't for Hillary or any woman in fact.
It is none of our business what they discuss. Did we get a blow by blow of O'bama's discussions with world leaders? Or, maybe the about getting a good housing deal in Chicago, or all the Senate bills he's authored (that short list of course)!
Why is themedia doing all it can to keep stirring the pot over Palin? Why not stir it about the O'bama/Biden lies they spread in MI about Social Security cuts. Maybe you guys should check FactCheck.org.
Sarah Palin will only talk about what she has been scripted to talk about. She is not well versed enough to talk "off the cuff" like Biden would be. I'm sure Karzai has been given a list of what she can or cannot be asked. If she isn't ready for the press to ask her "at randon..unscripted" questions then we all know she's still being coached and trained. It's a perfect display of her inabilities
What a wonderful person that their sponsor Dick Cheney is. Cheney has his hounds( lawyers) in Alaska destroying peoples careers and trying to keep Palin's reputation clear. Afghanistan-He got his man in power.
Hunting trips. She'll talk about the Moose she's hunted & killed, he'll talk about having to hunt the Taliban.
She'll probably whip one of those autographed celeberty photos of herself on him then he'll role his eyes. Then she'll say something about nuke-ular power and he'll ask her if she is W's cousin. She will then say "no I'm from Alaaska, I shot a moose, and I can see russia from my house. He will then shrug his shoulders AND role his eyes. She will then wonder why he isn't fawning all over her like ALL the Idiots who voted for Bush and are now gonna vote for her.
Mr. Karzai do you know what the George Bush's doctrine is? Because I still don't get it.
Karzai will probably say how he can see bin laden's cave from his house. He can also aske her advice on how to put lipstick on his camel and I hope that he tells her "it's pronounced NUCLEAR not N-U-K-I-L-L-E-R"
the burgeoning market of Opium Igloos.
-Dan from New Orleans
How utterly embarassing for our country....I cringe to think of what the rest of the world must think of this charade John McCain has foisted upon us. Sarah Palin is a farce.
Swapping Moose and Goat Recipes
Hope you're well.
While reading through the comments for your question, noticed that the majority of responders are making jokes.
That's a pretty clear indicator that at least your viewers are seeing through the McCain campaign's political naratives.
It's kind of similar to her being an expect on Russian relations without any example of why she is other that an uninhabited Siberian island in Bering Sea is visible with the naked eye from another remote Alaskan island.
Now, she's meeting with the President of Afghanistan for an hour so guess she'll now be an expert on that country as well.
Sarah will be talking about how to shoot and dress a moose. She's deifinitely more knowledgeable than Karzai in that area, and it is her one(and only) area of expertize that she can share.
You mean before or after she's shows off the first passport she got last year...?
I know...What country can you see from your backyard? I can see Russia! That's my foreign Policy!
I would like to know how they convinced Karzai to submit to such a humiliating spectacle.
I can't think of anything that Sarah Palin could bring to the conversation with Hamid Karzai, but hopefully she'll do a lot of listening, because this man has had an extraordinary life and under immense pressure to lead his nation.
Best case scenario: I just hope that she wishes him a Happy Ramadan, doesn't offer any food or drink to him, and makes sure that she and everyone in her party abstains from eating, drinking, or chewing gum.
The only thing she can talk about is wanting to capture bin Laden now to take the heat off of the republicans for the fall election.
How to get money for bridges that don't exist, spend it elsewhere and then she'll show him how to put lipstick on a Pit Bull.
She will tell him how she put the jet on ebay, how she said thanks, but no thanks to Congress on that bridge to nowhere, and how her and McCain are going to shake things up in Washington. Have we heard her say anything else?
Anything that will avoid demonstrating her lack of knowledge about world affairs. Things like the weather in Alaska. Maybe the last moose she shot.
may be about her rimless glasses ??
Jack, nothing strong enough to give her foreign policy. If all you have to do to get foreign policy is sit wth leaders, then those translators will just do! This is just a good reminder that Sarah Palin should not be put in a position where she could end up having her say on our nuclear weapons. She still can't take questions from the press! and the press won't say anything against that!
Jack, I'm thinking she's going to ask him if he can see Russia from his house.
I can't even imagine...I am actually embarrassed that it's even going to happen but to think of it happening with that annoying VOICE of hers makes me cringe. Can't you just hear her stalling because she has no-idea-whatsoever what he's talking about... "In what respect, Hamid?"
If they talk at all, or are even seen together it will mean that he lost the toss!
I think Palin will sit down with him with a scripted dialogue in mind seeing as how she can't have any kind of interview without it being scripted and end up botching the whole thing, then later claiming it as a victory. She then try to use this meeting as some kind of sound bite in the campaign as her one experience in foreign affairs.
I can't imagine what they could talk about. Both of them need a script from the White House before they can speak. Maybe the Queen of Abstinence will provide suggestions on how to treat women in his country? I surely hope he does not listen. Her track record on Abstinence is not glowing. the Afghans have enough issues without taking her advice. If Palin gets anywhere near the White House it will set women's issues back to the time I was a child in the 50's. Our daughters and granddaughters do not deserve such treatment!
C Smith, Columbia SC
Hey Jack ... Perhaps she will ask him to help her with picking out a Halloween Costume ...
The responses here are great some are hysterical....
The first thing he would do is tell her "enough with the whinny voice already!" Then he would tell her to straighten up her own family before she starts on the rest of us!!!!!!
I think they will talk about how she can see Afghanistan from the governor's mansion on a clear day. Maybe she will ask him, "Who is that seven foot man in a dress, carrying a dialysis machine going back and forth to Pakistan? If he is a good doctor, maybe we can get him for Mr Mccain in the Palin-McCain administration.
The recipe for Moose Stew.
In light of our current situation I sincerely do not care.
They would talk about the fact that she can see Russia from Alaska.
Beyond that I don't see anything productive.
Borat would have been a better rep than her.
In all seriousness, It is an embarrassment to have this woman meeting with any world leader. It makes us seem as though it is a joke, and I feel sorry for any world leader that would be forced to entertain her presence.
McCain, and his politically motivated pick are now going to be embarrassing us even more than Bush?
If you thought that having 8 years under Bush was bad? You haven't seen anything yet! Let Hockey Mom take a crack at it.
I feel so sorry for my beautiful Country.
She will probably say that she wishes she was already the VP so that one ORDINARY American would be in Washington to point out the STUPIDITY of giving $700 BILLION to a bunch of addicted gamblers & scoundrels so they can lose more! I'm sure she wouldn't let it happen like the lemmings in Congress are going to!
She will just say thank you to him for giving her the foreign Policy experience she has been craving. The funny thing is she thinks this counts as FP experience. Now who is fooling who???
What ever her handlers write on her palm!
How many Walmarts they have in Alaska.
My question is why this was proposed by the Repulicans in the first place???? Is this just a stunt to make her look like she knows anything about foreign policy? I don't know, at this point in the game to me it looks like a stunt!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Such a shame, either you have foreign policy experience or you don't, and a side show is a side show.
Aw, Jack! That's easy.
She'll smile, wrinkle her nose, and wink.
She'll peer through those specs and say, in all seriousness, "I've seen Middle Earth." "Where?" he will ask. "At the Grand Canyon," she'll reply. "From which rim?" he'll ask. "From both rims of my glasses, silly," she'll smile.
The media will find that she's never been to Arizona.
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well duh! they'll talk about what US/Afghan relations will be like once she becomes VP.
Let;s see now, she will be talking to a man who has received a Knighthood from England, Honorary Degrees from Georgetown University, Boston University and the University of Nebraska. A man who is fluent in many languages, including English, Hindi, Urdu, French and Persian. What will they talk about? She is so obviously out of her depth here – you tell me Jack.
I suspect it will just be a gloriuos photo op
I don't know what they could talk about BUT she could bring him a "Caribou Barbie" doll complete with 12 talking points pull string.
Will the first dude be there? She never goes anywhere without him. He should be in Alaska testifing.
I imagine all topics will be "on the table" except, of course, abstinence before marriage.
"So, what's happening in your country?" OR
"Do you need a bridge? I have one that's not going anywhere."
They will start with dinner and a shot of Ukon Jack Then she will smile an lick her lips before telling how she can get him a great deal on Wall Street if he will let her put some lipstick on his pig...
I doubt he plays hockey and I know he doesn't wear lipstick nor eat port.
They'll exchange recipes for moose stew and sheep and goat stew.
Their meeting will probably be for an hour or two.
Maybe it will be enough time for Karzai to teach her how to spell Afghanistan , explain to her that you can't see it from Alaska and show her where it is on the map.
what else other than moose hunting!
No thanks to that BRIDEG TO NOWHERE.
Who will blink first.
It doesn’t matter. Karzai will walk away and comment that she didn’t know anything and was a push over due to her lack of knowledge and political experience. It’s going to be hilarious.
The more America gets to know Palin, the more questions there are about her in general. We’ve only got 6 weeks left, Jack. That’s barely enough time to properly vet someone, let alone get to know them well enough to vote them in as VP.
We would be better off if they sent Tina Fey......at least Karzai would know it was a joke. No doubt he will be thrilled with tales of Moose Hunting...and how if she stands on her tiptoes she can see Russia from her backyard. Poor Karzai...I wonder what they are paying him for this "Photo Op".
Who cares. She'll have her first dude by her side to do all the talking for her.
They'll try putting lipstick on a camel.
Palin will say whatever comes out of the earpiece she is wearing under her hair helmet.
topic?.... OIL OIL OIL....
The least inteligent discussion will be how they see Russia from their porch!
The most intelligent is how they are both very concerned about climate change....I mean the political climate!
Jack, She'll tell him about her view of Russia.......From her house in Alaska! He'll probably respond with......"What?" Won't be much of a news day for her, or will it?
Nothing meaningful, just don't embarrass yourself, or your country.
finishing, hunting and the bridge of nowhere
They will discuss shooting moose, making moose stew and moose burgers, and what country can that each of them can see from their back yard!
Hopefully, it will not be about lipstick and pigs. But I am afraid that is what she can speak most authoritatively about. Hopefully, she will not speak to the subject of foreign policy.
Jack: This is easy. They will talk about moose hunting, hockey, and lipstick in that order.
she might ask him for a date,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,you know alittle pillow talk to get on her good side since she is truly lacking in intelligence, other than that, she's just a puppet that when the republicans pushes her buttons , she talks stupid.......
I have no idea! Probably about the view's from her house in Alaska and his view from Afghanistan of Ben Laden's hiding place in Pakistan.
No doubt she will tell him how capable she is of running the country, now that she has placed herself at the top of the ticket. This was apparently done with McCain's blessing, as there has been no mention of it from that quarter. I'm sure she will tell him how her 'shadow' governor/vice president/president, Todd Palin will run things in the White House. Karzai must have been offered a really great deal to take part in this sham.
This wont be a one of those dignified meetings between great leaders, this is more like a tutorial session on foreign policy. Karzai will go over some of the basics of the Middle East. He will start off with where Afghanistan is on the map and explain why it cannot be seen from Alaska. Palin will go on to as ask such inane questions as: "Why do so many countries end with Stan?"
I don't know what they'll talk about, but based on her past remarks, it's got to be embarrasing. It's embarrassing for our nation. She clearly doesn't demonstrate intelligence. All I have to say is God help us.
Well likely she will just continue to bash Obama since she probably doesn't realize Karzi doesn't have a vote in November.
Aren't Americans getting a little embarrarssed with this stupidity and having the entire world laughing at the insanity of it all. Everyone knows Sara is a token only meant to fool the foolish and sending her on the pretense of her gaining foreign experience by talking with Karzi is just too much.
I have no idea. Has McCain gone crazy?
She could be discussing her coup d'etat plans because of McCain's age and lack of judgment as further evidenced in this decision.
eyeglasses? Guns? She is a joke and every Republican is afraid to admit it!
"Hi I'm Sarah and I like sunny days, shooting endangered species and lots of attention." "I can see Russia from my state!"
She will probably start out by giving her "conversion story" and telling him that if he and all the Afgan peoples do not repent, give up their muslam and other ungodly religions and cults (like Roman Catholic, Southern Baptist and Methodist to name three) and join HER church (the only Christian denomination that will get you to heavan) immediately, then all Afgan's -
Next she'll invite him to Alaska for an areial moose hunt from helicopters - And tell him If she is elected on the Palin/McCain ticket, she'll have him back for a nice Witch Hunt – A new sport she'll initiate in, say Salem, Mass -– or maybe Afganistan ??
Idon't know but rest assured that Mr. Karzai will be snickering after it's over.
she'll say that she is a hockey mom from the great state of Alaska and that she can't play ice hockey in Afghanistan. But she was a great point gard on the basketball team.
She will say, "I can see Russia from my house!"
Whatever it is, she won't get it.
Well, I suppose we will never really know, since Palin is completely insulated from the press. Remember the press? They used to ask the hard questions. They used to serve an important public purpose. Now they create the news out of trivia and minutiae, rather than actually report and investigate what really matters. How is it possible that it has been close to a month since this woman was named as McCain's VP pick and she has held no press conference? That disturbing chat with Gibson and that fawning, sycophantic love fest with Hannity hardly count.
Can I meet with Hamid Karzai instead?! I've been to Alaska and saw Russia through binoculars, making me just as skilled with foreign policy as Sarah Palin is.
Maybe they'll talk about how her church feels that Armegedon is a good plan... If we elect McCain/Palin we'll be seeing it a lot sooner than planned!
I am sure she will tell him the joke about hockey moms and pit bulls. Then they might discuss her view of Russia from her house. Maybe she will share her JOY of becoming a GRANDMOTHER at 44!!
Why is she able to talk with his guy in the first place? She is just a governor....a fairly new one at that!
Right before the meeting she will have a silent prayer asking god not to leave him ask her about the Bush doctrine. Then when they meet she will tried to ease the tension of meeting the first time, by telling her favorite joke. What do you get when you put lipstick on a pig? Then informing him that she can see Russia from her house. Getting down to business she will ask him where in the hell is Afghanistan anyhow. By that time the meaning would have ended by him walking away and wondering what Mccain was thinking when he picked her to be his vice president.
Jack, I look for the two to talk about affairs in that region of the middle east. I also expect Palin to talk with McCain and their team to find out what she has heard is truly correct.
I think they should discuss religous fundamentalism. She can tell him about her mission from the evangelical base and perhaps he can educate her on the horrors of the consequences when people go on a mission from God only to destroy their own country.
How Russia looks from their different vantage points.
Not only will Karzai be dying of laughter internally , the whole world will be laughing at us.
Is this the best that we can put forth in these disastorous times?? Lipstick and pitbulls??
Falls Church, Va
She can tell him 'thanks, but no thanks'. He'll tell her he knows all about her because he can see Alaska from his house. Then she can lecture him about 'the illegitimate babies in Russia, and then she can give him advice on Russian NEW-CU-LER policy
Probably their favorite books. Not to read, but to ban. I'm sure "Hamid" can also offer some grandparenting tips for Little Miss Morality.
How to make MOOSE STEW.
She will instruct him on 'How to stop and avoid an investigation of abuse of power.'
She will explain to him how they catch polar bears in Alaska. First you did a hole in a frozen lake, then you spread a can of green peas around that hole, and when the polar comes up to take a pea you kick him in the ice hole, and then he will tell her about the number one agricultural crop in Afganistan, how beautiful, and aromatic the flowers that they produce, and how profitable they are. My wonder is if she will know what he is talking about.
how cool big guns are!
Her recipe for moose stew.
An idiot speaking to a fool. Take your pick on who plays what roll, they're interchangable.
Well for starters, Sarah could tell Hamid about how to stalk, kill and skin Alaskan ground hogs. That should get the conversation off on a good start. She could tell him that when she took a trip to Mexico once, that she stayed in a Holiday Inn in Acupulco and knows alot about Mexican politics, so she is pretty much an expert on Iraq (aren't they pretty much the same?). Duh.....
Jack I have no idea what the hell she could discuss with him that would make any sense of anything!!! She shouldn't be on this ticket or any ticket.
Gov. Palin will say I can see Russia from my home state. President Karzai will say we were once invaded by Russia. Both will say because of these two things they have more foriegn policy experience then Sens. Obama and Biden.
Maybe she's interviewing "Hamid" for the vacancy at the Public Safety Commission.
She can talk to my mom she don't have foreign policy experience this the biggest joke of the month.McCain think people are stupid to fall for this it a insult to american people.
you mean you dont know this one Jack? she will ask him, what do VPs really do and what the heck is foreign policy anyways?
Sarah and Hamid could possibly discuss the political ramifications of of a democratically elected Iranian government and the effects it might have on world trade, the future of the middle east ,and relations with the free world.
Seriously, are you kidding me. Field dressing a moose, lipstick. how to avoid a subpeona???
Hey pat tennessee:
I am from Canada and we think Americans are a joke for even considering McCain and Palin.
Your economy is in the tank, your credibility in the world is shot, your bragging about the successful surge in a war that never should have happened, and your candidates are whining about who is saying mean things about them.........only in America.
Have the guts to elect Obama, the intelligent, thoughtful guy with a vision......then America can start moving towards respect in the international community again. Trust me, you don't have 4 years to waste on McCain and Palin. Russia is an economic and military powerhouse and Palin wants to poke them with a stick to look tough?
Jack – She will talk about her favorite movie, "The Wizard of Oz" and Poppies, Poppies. Thats probably all they have in common.
They'll agree that we need to build strong bridges between our nations. Karzai's will wonder how that metaphor can turn into actionable steps in the near term. Palin will ponder how much steel it would take.
I don't think Karsai will stop laughing long enough for Palin to squeek out one of her well-rehearsed questions.
What do you guys shoot over here for sport? I prefer caribou!
It doesn´t matter what she says with him.She as an entity dooesn´t matter.She can go to hell.
Palin will ask Kazari is he can see Russia from his house.
I know where Afganistan is. Does she? She's a bad joke. Hopefully, she won't say anything so ignorant that Karzai decides we need to get
out of his country and there goes John McCain's plan to hunt Bin
Laden to the gates of hell.
Jack, I think she is going as a representave of the oil companies, here is why. She has not closed the deal on that gas pipe line we all keep hearing about. She is going to say, Hey Karzai hows that
Turkmenistan-Afganistan-Pakistan (TAP) pipeline going, can you help
me close the deal.
She will ask about his country and he will tell her about it, leaving her better informed at the end than she was at the beginning.In other words, your basic conversation. Nothing complicated.
Karzai: You don't know what the Bush Doctrine is? Everyone in the Middle East knows that one. Where'd ya'll find this chick?
Palin: Is your country close to Latin America?
She'll try to regale him with lies about her expertise on Afghani history because she owned an afghan hound once and has an afghan thrown over the back of her sofa. In turn, he'll shake his head and look back at her with the same disbelief we all harbor that she, McCain and his surrogates think she's now an expert in foreign policy because of those few "simple facts".
They probably won't get to talk face-to face. She'll probably land in Pakistan and peer across the border.
If they do, maybe the subject of re-fueling stops without de-planing will come up.
She'll probably ask him what the job of VP is and would he like to take a peek at Russia from her house.
I do think its so obvious that the Republicans are trying to quickly give Palin the cliff notes version of foreign policy. I think I should run for VP. I have experience running a business. All I need is the McCain campaign backers and thats it. As far as what will Palin say well I am sure the Republicans have a script for her. It is also sad that leaders are allowing themselves to be used by the Republicans in this way. The American people just don't get it......All I know is I am sure that Palin will have a press conference and the Republicans will say what a sucess she is. Disgrace
I wish McCain would not embarrass the country in this way!!! She will truly embarrass this country and everything it stands for....
Karzai, statesman that he is, will politely listen to her and then will walk away from the meeting hoping and praying that Joe Biden will be second-in-command come January 2009.
I doubt that she can carry on an intelligent conversation with him. Neither of them knows anything about the other and each could care less.
She'll ask him what kind of animal was used to make his hat-and whether they get to shoot them from helicopters or small planes.
she will congratulate Afghanistan on helping to catch Adolf Hitler after 9/11.
The mind boggles . What subject could Palin possibly have enough depth in to have a meaningful conversation with Karzai? Cutting edge techniques for arial wolf hunting? Repeatedly lying with a straight face? Speaking in tongues? Or maybe she'll give him her secret moose stew recipe.
The truth is , she will probably have a few memorized facts that the McCain campaign have drilled into her vacuous head , and Karzai is enough of a big oil stooge to play along. It's nothing more than another worthless photo -op to try and convince the rubes that she's fit to be VP.
Oh Mr. Karzai, I just love your country and am very familiar as I have eaten Afghanni couisine from the rooftop of my office overlooking Russia.
Since God willed the war in Iraq, did Allah will this one? See, we have something in common already! Allies forever!
Probably tell him how she can fast track work visas for afghani women to work in Alaska's canneries, since the Russians arent playing by her rules .
Um. minor point...but is the title missing a verb?
How is moose hunting in Iraq????
It will be a need to know conversation and you don't need to know.
I certainly hope she says with the script. Any deviation would only embarrass the US to the world once again.
I appreciate the question of "what will they talk about", but I'm still trying to figure out why are they even talking.
Shouldn't she be out on the campaign trail....oh right, this is a photo-op.
She'll talk about lipstick. Then she'll tell him she can see Russia from Alaska.
Lipstick and bridges ?
I am quite sure that whatever they talk about it will have little relevance or substance. They will give the McCain mouthpiece a list of exactly what to say and let her do the talking because she has been able to pull in the crowds like McCain can't, bamboozle the public with her double talk, and they're hoping that she can do the same with foreign heads of state and that it will increase the republican party's standing in the world.
what would obama talk to the citizens of the world about? oh thats right cnn is a liberal network so they would not cover anything negative about obama like the drugs and the girls and the terrorist. Democrats have alot in common they always have terroist friends.
She'll tell him she has an Afghan in her living room, that she uses to keep warm, while she's watching Russia. She'll tell him she likes his hat and maybe ask him if he can see Eyerack from his house. Then she'll be an expert in foreign policy and we'll all be able to sleep at night, knowing that if the 3 am call comes, she'll know what to do. She's arranging for all messages to the White House to go direct to her cell-phone so Big Mac won't have to be disturbed while he's counting his houses and his cars.
She wants to try out his hat. Gets cold gutting moose.
Jack, welcome back. I just love your sense of humour, and your calling a spade a spade.
Sarah will be asking Karzai for tips on how to talk to the press, which so far, she has not been able to do. She will in turn, give him tips about how to sell a plane on e-bay, and say "thanks but no thanks" to a bridge to nowhere.
Why is she going anyway, she is the losing VP, and even if the repubs found a way to "fix" the election....again, those guys over don't even listen to thier own women....and they are smart. Sarah is an idiot christian fundalmentalist, so I guess she will ask him is being a puppet always going to feel this bad?
I'm sure she will be anxious to get the name of his hat maker.
I'm the Energy Czar.....
Karzai will stretch out his hand, take hold of Sarah's forehead and at that momment she will be filled with all the foreign policy knowledge that McCain said was so important....
They have so much in common. They both can see Russia from their house.
the artificiality of the durand line.
They'll try to figure out which one is full of BS and which one is the Afghan president.
fishing, and fashion, and He will ask her if She really did Kill Her a bear when She was only three.
Maybe they'll talk about a bridge to Afghanistan...
Whatever they talk about I'm sure she'll have a cheat sheet written on her palm and notecards in her purse!
She will ask him if there are any lipstick wearing hockey moms in Afghanistan that she can talk to about pitbulls.
I suspect she will tell him we are all Afghans.
She will look him in the eye without blinking and invite him to join NATO.
We will have to give her credit, though, because she will be able, in this meeting, to prove that she does not think Afghanistan is in Latin America, thereby showing herself to be more ready for President than her running mate John whatsisname.
Harry, Philadelphia PA
Because of Sara's home is located in such strategic location, Mr. Karzai will ask her to email him (at least she is the only one in the ticket that know how to use it) if she sees the Russians planning an invasion to Afghanistan.
. She will ask him if he knows how to make an afghans (the blanket).
Check the Cliff Notes on the Middle East. You can probaly scan the introduction to find her talking points.
She will ask him if the fundamentals of the economy are strong in your country like ours?
She will tell him Alaska and Afghanistan both start with A's
She will probably ask him what part of Iraq is Afghanistan located in......
She could ask him if he sees Rusia from his window too.
I'm sure they'll find they have more in common than we could ever imagine–women's rights, religious convictions and drill, baby, drill!
Palin-McCain: Making the World Safe for Hypocrisy.
Where she can get a free Afghan rug or hound at a discount.
After her trip to the UN this week, she will be able to give names out to the next reporter who asks what world leaders she has meant. Isn't that the entire point? I wander if "frist dude" will be there holding her hand.
Well, Sarah could throw him a couple of tasty jello mold recipes, I bet.
It means that Karzi will know exactly what this country thinks of him and his plight. We don't don't care and we'll show it by forcing him to humble himself by speaking with this empty headed, moose hunting, God talkes to me, crazy women.
Palin will tell Karzai that she would never wear an Afghan sweater since they were made from the hair of those lovely dogs.
Guns and Religion..............they may not agree. But, these two things are high on their priority list..............
She will talk about anthing without substance.
I suspect they will talk about every one of McCain's foreign policy talking points, if only in the blandest of terms. And I presume it will be a chaperoned event. Seeing that Sarah Palin can't be left on her own to face the US press corps, I really doubt she will be left alone in New York to speak with anyone. But she can take heart in learning that she does not need her passport to get there.
Her eyeglasses... "Aren't they cute? Don't you think I look like a barracuda?" Oops...guess I didn't think you guys would know what a barracuda is... it's defined as a treacherous and greedy person!
Looks like the Republicans are not only good liars...they don't do their homework very well.
If l were Kazai, l will not meet with Sarah Palin; this is being used by the Republicans as a political tool and Hamid Kazai need to be very careful.
Let's not be ridiculous. They're both the puppets of Big Oil.
Sarah Palin: Why can't I see your country from by bedroom?
Karzai: Have you tried looking out of your kitchen window?
This is the biggest political stunt ever.
Do camels actually spit?
They will probably talk about the stupidity of blog comments
They could also talk about how one conversation between them, means she catches up with Obama on foreign policy experience
I think that Palin will speak the leaders about something that she knows a great deal about."moose hunting"
She is going to tell him about the lipstick, the bridge to nowhere, the plane on e-bay, troopergate, and how she can see Russia from her house. Then he'll be impressed.
Maybe they can have a lively discussion of their weird religious views, and also the different views they each have about the role that women should play in world affairs, and in the home. That should be fun.
Karzai: I can't find those glasses for my wife anywhere....Any ideas?
SP: "So what's it like to be president of Iraq?"
The Bush Doctrine.
She'll ask him if he supports it and in what respect.
She'll probably call him "Charlie," though.
She will tell him about the guy she knew from India at one of the junior colleges she dropped out of.
She will say, I know nothing about international affairs. Can you help me?
I think she is going to talk about a bridge to Afganistan!
It doesn't matter "what" they say. The only important thing is that there are several good photos of them sitting together talking about anything. The purpose of this meeting is a photo op and that is all. We will then be seeing these photos in tv ads over and over again until November the 3rd (at approximately 11:59 pm).
They will talk about how Sarah Palin can see Russia from her house!
Erica, Atlanta GA
Oh, you are so cute; no, you are so cute.
Moose Hunting of course.
Sarah Palin will probably ask Hamid Karzai why Afghanistan is so progressive when it comes to women's rights.
Whatever her handlers tell her to talk about.
Lipstick on a pig?
She will ask him which country can he see from Afganistan. She does not have foreign policy or domestic policy experience.
Whatever it is... I'm sure it will be "folksy".
"Wow, we can BOTH see Russia from our houses!"
What a joke!!! This is so embrassing..
They will talk about how being a PTA mom counts for something.
"I am here to support you."
After the meeting is over she will finally be able to say that she has met a foriegn head of state. Because she has never met one before now.
C'mon now. After they through the formalities of world politics, they'll talk about how she can get one of those hats that he wears, and he'll ask her where he can get a pair of her glasses.
It looks like the Mccain camp has left the building lol, didn't see anyone here taking up for her. I am glad people are finally starting to see her for what she is.
I think the question should be: Why is she ALLOWED to talk with him? Or even better, why hasn't she talked to the American Press?
Jack – with all of the extensive foreign policy experience that Sarah Palin has, my guess would be that all they would have to talk about is field dressing a moose. It's pathetic to say that this would not surprise me in the least.
I'll echo the sentiment of many on this blog. Palin should stick with what she knows, like field dressing a moose.
I'm sure she'll explain the Bush Doctrine to him since Charles Gibson explained it to her.
Is your Gas Line bigger than mine and does size matter?
That's easy. . .a bridge to nowhere.
Gee it's my 55th birthday today and I have a question for you – how do I get a job like yours. I think I would be good at it. Let's see:
What do you want, Paper or Plastic?
Which way should I turn, right or left?
What is you favourite colour?
Communism – good or evil?
Capitalism – good or evil?
Who is really the best political team on television?
Kennedy – should it have one N or two?
Palin: So where is Afghanistan? It must be close to russia.
Jack – Maybe your wife withered when you walked in the room and responded upon command but Governor Palin does not and will be an awesome VP!
Do you mind if I name my next child Karzai?
SInce her knowledge of geography is sooo great, she may get lost trying to meet him and her handlers won't be able to tell her that she is going the wrong direction because she thinks that she knows everything and for fear that she will have them fired for insubordination if she disagrees with them!
Sarah Palin has nothing to promise to any international figure and is basically veiwed as a political nobody by those countries that know she's just a hand tool of Mccain's political machine.
What's our policy in the Middle East ?
She will try to convince him to buy moose skin hats for his Afghan warriors to wear on their heads, while claiming Alaska's moose skins are better than the ones the Russians are selling at cut rate prices.
Sarah : President Karzai, did you know I can see Russia from my home?
Karzai: No kidding, I can see it from my home too.
Sarah: Then you must be clost to Alaska.
Sarah: I really like your hat.
Karzai: You are pretty lady.
Sarah: Do you like my earrings?
Karzai: I trade you hat for earrings.
Sarah: I can wear the hat when hunting for moose.
Karzai: What is moose?
Sarah: An animal that has large antlers.
Karzai: I give earrings to wife.
Can you see Russia from Afghanistan?
Maybe she'll show him the Sarah Palin doll.
You wind it up and it speaks in tongues...
to the snake it's holding.
She can tell him about selling an airplane on E-Bay or how she stopped a bridge to nowhere.
Man, if McCain-Palin win this election, I'm gonna take off a week from work just to read the exploding heads ranting and raving on this site and others. It's gonna be fun...
Guys, give her a break. She's an American story.
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