Being non-presidential Mr. Asif Ali Zaradri was little flirt to Sarah Palin Alaska Governor and; Republican candidate John McCain’s running mate, has been getting a crash course in diplomacy and international affairs this week, meeting her first foreign heads of state courtesy of the U.N. General Assembly’s annual gathering of international leaders. That is very American praising women; though not very Pakistani to it core.
Whole media has been yelling over this choice since she was plucked by John McCain a potential vice president not only about her obscurity but her ability to be Vice President or even for being nominated as Vice President. John McCain has been criticized for picking her up and as many as insane comments were made about. Since she is in news for long and now Her first meeting with Pakistani president Mr. Asif Zaradri has been discussed widely. Here are the details of their meeting ans exchange of dialogue.
In Inter Continental Hotel on entering the room, Sarah Palin was introduced not only to Zardari but to Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Quershi, Pakistan’s foreign minister, and Sherry Rehman, the information minister ; a delegation traveled with Mr. Zaradri.
“So nice to meet you,” Palin said politely.
“Busy on the campaign trail?” Rehman asked.
“Yes, yes,” Palin replied.
“How does one keep looking that good?” Rehman inquired.
“Oh, oh, thank you,” the governor responded.
At that point, Zardari entered and the conversation turned decidedly flirtatious. He told her she was “even more gorgeous” than he thought.
“You are so nice,” Palin said. “Thank you.”
Zardari pressed on: “Now I know why the whole of America is crazy about you.”
At that point a Zardari handler asked them to shake hands again for the cameras.
“I’m supposed to pose again,” Palin said.
“If he’s insisting,” Zardari said, “I might hug.”
Networking and lobbying is one of the major elements in US politics; thus for Mr. Zaradri; it could have been a undiplomatic “policy” to get the “support” from an obscure but obviously nominated republican Vice Presidential Candidate. Being a widower of slain Prime Minister Ms Bhutto; he has gained out-matched attention as he became co-chairman of her political party and ultimately the president of Pakistan.
Even Mr. Zardari had to have a “hug” an American would not be having any problem; it is very American to praise women even if they are not beautiful. However in Pakistan for general masses it would not be easily digestible that their president hugging an American women and finding “gorgeousness” in Palin. In Pakistan such compliments are not regarded as praise rather against the norms of culture. President Asif Zaradri must not forget that he has strenuously been criticized for his reputation as Mr. 10% in international media and so Sarah Palin has been for being rude and unprofessional, and of course! she still is unacceptable by majority of Americans. Thus media does not get a chance slip to bring her nonprofessional attitude out or even about Mr. Zaradri.
Somehow both personalities are the favorite subjects for media; it will be echoing about him and Sarah Palin in next few weeks; just to make a non-issue an issue. However i would suggest Mr. Zaradri to at least take care of aspirations of Pakistani people whom he is representing in International community before making such comments.