Sarah Palin whirled through speed dates yesterday with Presidents Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan and Alvaro Uribe of Colombia and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
Reporters were not welcome and there was no courtroom artist available so coverage was limited. Palin was heard asking Karzai the name of his one-year-old son, to which he explained that Mirwais means "the light of the house."
"Oh nice," the mom of five responded. It's not known if she shed similar light on Trig and Track.
After meeting with Uribe, she said, "Thank you for your work." We can't be sure if she added her usual flip, "But no thanks."
Her longest session was with Kissinger. He praised McCain's tough stance against the Russian invasion of Georgia and she replied, "Good, good. And you'll give me more insight on that."
Meanwhile, Todd, aka "the first dude," took the couple's children to Ground Zero and the Statue of Liberty, ending up at FAO Schwarz, where Piper tried on princess dresses. Again, absence of press means we weren't told if the 7-year-old was in the maternity department or if she's waiting to start her family.
Asked if the meetings prepared Palin to be veep, McCain-Palin policy advisor Steve Biegun responded, "I think she's already fully prepared to be vice president."
There was no follow-up, "Then who isn't?"
The Republicans could save time by getting those lifelike, cardboard figures of world leaders for photo ops.
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