It is day two of foreign policy exposure for Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin, the Republican Vice Presidential nominee began making the rounds with foreign leaders Tuesday in New York. The leaders are in town for the United Nations General Assembly meeting. Palin’s cram session Tuesday included meetings with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Afghanistan’s President, Hamid Karzi. Before, she leaves New York she would have met with seven world leaders and singer and humanitarian Bono.
Sarah Palin has been criticized for not having met foreign leaders and little foreign travel as she just obtained a passport last year.
There was a bit of controversy on the trip as the Palin campaign staffers were trying to manage the media and press accounts of her. The staffers did not want Palin on camera with the leaders. After promises from the news networks not to cover the rest of her trip, the campaign caved in and let cameras in on the meetings.
Are these meetings enough for Sarah Palin to understand the scope of critical foreign policy issues that face the United States?