Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin will meet next week with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in New York, on the sidelines of the opening of the U.N. General Assembly, according to Afghan officials in Washington.Apparently, Obama's spokesthing missed the part about us winning the war on terror and the Iraq conflict. Perhaps they've been too busy chiseling his image on Mount Rushmore to notice.
The meeting is part of a broader effort to demonstrate the Alaska governor's ability to handle foreign policy issues, at a time when she has come under fire for a lack of experience on the international stage. The opportunity to speak before the United Nations annually draws the world's leaders to Manhattan, and the GOP presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), plans to use the occasion to introduce Palin to those officials, McCain aides have said.
"It's a great opportunity for Governor Palin to meet and interact with some of the world leaders she will deal with as vice president," said one McCain adviser, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because her U.N. schedule had not been made public. "She'll talk about the issues facing the world."
Palin will meet with Karzai, and possibly other foreign leaders, during a midweek campaign swing through New York.
"Unfortunately, a few meetings at the U.N. won't change the fact that John McCain is promising four more years of the same cowboy diplomacy that has shredded our alliances and set back our ability to fight international terrorism," said Hari Sevugan, a spokesman for the Democratic nominee, Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.).
Maybe the plan with the Palin attacks is to just badger and insult her into submission so she'll just go back to Alaska and won't upset the coronation of The Messiah.
I think what frightens them is she won't submit to the taunts no matter how nasty it gets. And you can bet it'll get nastier by the day.