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Palin and Zardari!
« on: October 02, 2008, 07:44:23 PM »

sif Zardari should star in the sequel of this season's big Bollywood hit, Bachna Ae Haseeno. He has always fancied himself as the ultimate lady kill
er... and look at how he behaved when he met the luscious Sarah Palin in New York. Unable to contain his schoolboyish yearnings for attractive ladies clad in shimmering hipsters, Zardari's tongue was virtually hanging out as he gushed, "You are even more gorgeous..." as incredulous presswallahs froze the moment on camera. It didn't end there. The smitten man went on to say, "Now, I know why the whole of America is crazy about you." Oh! Just then an aide asked them to shake hands for a photo-op. Zardari stopped short of pouncing on Palin, warning ominously, "I might hug...." Phew! That was a close call. Imagine the international reverberations of such a clinch! Back home in India, such a video clip might have eclipsed the infamous Rakhi Sawant-Mika kiss in terms of the number of hits generated.

Zardari is irrepressible... we know that. But in Palin's presence, he was almost uncontrollable. That is known as the Palin Effect. Right now, America is reeling from it. For better or worse, the 44-year-old mother of five has injected some much-needed pep into the presidential campaign. Oomph is good. Voters respond to oomph, even if they pretend to hate it. It is silly to deconstruct or intellectualise the oomph factor in any case. Palin has it, she flaunts it. Zardari was out there with his mushy feelings. He drooled! While Zardari swooned, Manmohan Singh blushed. And mumbled some niceties that were entirely kosher in content. How boring!

Palin turned out to be McCain's secret weapon. He caught the world (and America) off-guard when he nominated Palin as his running mate. Jaws dropped at the unexpectedness of that move. Palin sashayed onto centrestage with the ease of a beauty queen (which she once was). She was savaged by critics (can anyone forget Obama's jibe about lipstick on a pig?) who tore into her lack of experience in matters that went beyond shooting moose in her native Alaska. Her world view was mocked (Palin only got a passport last year), and it didn't help matters that Palin's teenage daughter got pregnant.

Since those awkward early days when Americans refused to look beyond her trendy 'peep toe' sandals, or comment on her stylish glasses, Palin has surprised voters by her bluster, if nothing else. Her current favourite word is 'exceptional'. Palin finds everything 'exceptional', when it comes to America and Americans. Suddenly her worst critics are beginning to say, maybe she has found the key. The lost key to millions of hearts. Americans need to feel 'exceptional' now more than ever before. It is a demoralised nation reeling under the spectre of an economic depression. Regardless of what American spin doctors are saying, the psychological damage done to the collective identity is there for all to see. Americans are feeling vulnerable. They need a booster shot. And that shot comes neatly packaged as Palin, the Wonder Woman in spandex, who is busy selling America to the Americans with her limited vocabulary that repeats just one magic word over and over again - exceptional.

Well, we could do with some heavy duty ego bolstering in India. We also need to feel 'exceptional'. America has gone from being Masters of the Universe to Whipped Dogs of the World. We are still stuck in the same depressing groove. Singh is King to his ardent supporters. Even if he does pull off the big one and flies home with the nuclear treaty in the bag, there are countless other issues (no, i'm not referring to Rahul G's hunt for a suitable girl) waiting to be resolved. Narendra Modi has just been given a clean chit by the Nanavati Commission. With the festival season starting tonight, terror threats assume additional significance. Exceptional times need exceptional people. Where are they?

If Palin's basic message manages to convince Americans about themselves, she will prove to the world that pigs do wear lipstick... and kick ass, too. India needs a Palin!

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/3535336.cms
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Re: Palin and Zardari!
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008, 07:58:29 PM »

http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/10/02/pakistani-religious-leader-issues-fatwa-president-complimenting-palin/


Pakistani Religious Leader Issues Fatwa on President for Complimenting Palin

A radical Muslim prayer leader in Pakistan condemns Asif Ali Zardari's "indecent gestures" toward Sarah Palin, calling it a disgrace to all of Pakistan to say the Western woman is "gorgeous."

FOXNews.com

Thursday, October 02, 2008



Sept. 24: Sarah Palin shakes hands with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari at the U.N. (AP Photo)

Islamic religious leaders in Pakistan have issued a fatwa against President Asif Ali Zardari for allegedly flirting with Sarah Palin when the two met at the United Nations last week during her meet-and-greet with foreign leaders, India's Daily News reported.

Cleric Maulana Abdul Ghafar, a prayer leader at radical mosque Lal Masjid, condemned Zardari's "indecent gestures" toward Palin as a disgrace to all of Pakistan.

Zardari's "filthy remarks and repeated praise of a non-Muslim lady wearing a short skirt" was unbecoming of a head of state of a Muslim country, Ghafar said during a sermon, according to the Daily News.

Zardari has also drawn criticism from the Pakistani press and the nation's feminists, who blasted the president for calling Palin "gorgeous."

He went on to tell Palin, "Now I know why the whole of America is crazy about you," and said he might hug her if his handler insisted.

Lal Masjid's fatwa, or religious edict, against Zardari does not call for any action or violence.

Ghafar said the Pakistani president's actions were particularly shameful in a time when "we are fighting the American war in our country and thousands of our people have been killed just to please Uncle Sam," the Daily News reported.
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Re: Palin and Zardari!
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008, 08:24:20 PM »

No more Palin on the first page

The time for proxies is over -the real McCoy has returned.  :P
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Re: Palin and Zardari!
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2008, 03:31:12 AM »

seriously, how can any one with an iota of intelligence not see thru her?

how low can america sink?


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Re: Palin and Zardari!
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2008, 05:32:36 AM »

seriously, how can any one with an iota of intelligence not see thru her?

how low can america sink?


The question is Can you see through Obama's fluff? You saw through GC's.. what happened?
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Re: Palin and Zardari!
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2008, 05:35:15 AM »

seriously, how can any one with an iota of intelligence not see thru her?

how low can america sink?


The question is Can you see through Obama's fluff? You saw through GC's.. what happened?

all politicians bluff/twist things/promise things - that's different from being DUMB! i am not viewing her as a republican or a democrat but as an INCREDIBLY DUMB human being.

i have no called McCain dumb/unqualified, have i?

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