The spectacle of Sarah in the City continues! Alaska governor Sarah Palin spent her second full day in New York meeting more foreign leaders: Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashivli, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, who said she was "gorgeous" and that he knew "why the whole of America is crazy about you."
Still, there were bumps in the road. First Lady Laura Bush, when a CNN interviewer asked if Palin had sufficient foreign policy experience, said, "Of course she doesn't have that," but added, "You know, that's not been her role. But I think she is a very quick study, and fortunately John McCain does have that sort of experience." The First Lady added that Palin had common sense and she was excited to vote for the McCain-Palin ticket.
It's unclear whether Palin is supposed to know about McCain's voting record or stances on issues. In an interview with CBS News's Katie Couric, Palin struggled to cite examples of McCain's desire to increase oversight over financial firms. After Couric didn't accept Palin's answer, which parroted her own question, Palin offered, "I'll try to find you some [examples], and I'll bring them to you."
Palin also visited Ground Zero yesterday. She was overheard commenting about NYC before one of her meetings, "There's plenty to do here, isn't there? Plenty to see." Palin is attending the Clinton Global Initiative today.