Governor Palin officially entered the foreign policy gauntlet this morning, holding meetings at the United Nations with Afghan president Hamid Karzai and Colombian president Alvaro Uribe. (Hot Air has video.) Further leaders she’ll be meeting today include Presidents Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia, Viktor Yushchenko of Ukraine, Jalal Talabani of Iraq, Ali Asif Zardari of Pakistan, and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India.
OK, Governor Palin has now trod upon the sector of the campaign minefield occupied by foreign leaders. Karzai and Uribe reported having been impressed and pleased by Palin in their respective meetings, so no tripped mines yet. So far, as far as the campaign minefield in general is concerned, there have been nearby explosions, but nobody’s been killed or maimed to date by any of the diciest aspects of the campaign so far.
Details and minefield highlights below the break.