Palin to make rare foreign trip to India

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, February 24, 2011 10:14 EDT
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WASHINGTON (AFP) – US conservative champion Sarah Palin, who has faced charges of a lack of foreign policy experience as she considers a White House run, will visit India next month, an aide said.

Rebecca Mansour, a top adviser to the former Alaska governor, tweeted that Palin would visit India next month and linked to a schedule listing her as a speaker at the annual conclave of magazine India Today.

Palin will deliver a keynote dinner address on March 19 in New Delhi entitled, “My Vision of America,” the schedule said.
The magazine seeks prominent speakers each year for the event. Other invited speakers include feminist writer Germaine Greer, Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Geelani.

Palin, who was the Republican Party’s vice presidential nominee in 2008, has faced derision over her perceived lack of foreign policy savvy as she considers a 2012 bid to be commander-in-chief of the world’s most powerful military.

She famously said that Alaska’s proximity to Russia gave her experience and had only gone overseas to greet US soldiers serving in the Middle East before Senator John McCain picked her as his running mate.

In a 2008 interview with Katie Couric of CBS News, Palin said she had been working hard and was not one of the “kids who perhaps graduated college and their parents get them a passport and a backpack and say, ‘Go off and travel the world.’”

Palin has carefully managed her public appearances as she considers challenging President Barack Obama. Besides commentating on Fox News, she largely avoids mainstream media and communicates via statements on Facebook and Twitter.

Palin’s decision to visit India comes as the United States increasingly seeks closer relations with the world’s largest democracy.

US politicians from across the political spectrum have embraced India in recent years, a far cry from the two nations’ uneasy ties during the Cold War. Obama visited in November.

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  • ProgressiveInNewYork

    But didn’t she leave Hawaii because there were so many ‘brown’ people?
    She is gonna FREAK OUT in India!

    Who’s paying and how much?

  • Anonymous

    “US conservative champion Sarah Palin”

    “My Vision of America,”

    I’m sure she will let them know how awful it is that companies like Evergreen fired 10,000 workers in the US and relocated in india so they could hire 30,000 and these kind of things will come to an end.

    Or, she will relate how she, herself, fell into a shit-hole, crawled out and also became a “trailertrash millionaire” by not answering questions from Katie Couric.

    She might also turn into a “cow” and go to pasture.

  • Anonymous

    She’ll come back with a “$” on her forehead.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_42WQ3QLRNRCZJAYTYQ6FG6O4WY dissatisphere

    does she know she’ll need a passport?

  • Anonymous
  • http://twitter.com/oldivory OLD IVORY

    OMG. 1. How many people will she insult while visiting?
    2. Will she drink the water?
    3. Will she come back wearing a sari?
    4. Will she know a Muslim from a Hindu from a Christian from a Parsi?
    5. Will she come back declaring the merits of goat’s yogurt?
    6. Does she know how to choose an interpreter?
    7. Does she know to bring rubber boots where there are no under ground sewage systems?
    *. Will she love it so much she’ll decide to stay and just get lost in the crowd for life? (fingers crossed)

  • Anonymous

    Here is a picture of a taxi taking her and her sack-of-shit family to the motel. I bet she won’t tip.


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J2BKVG44GLNRGIAYKD7UO4O27E Arthur Young

    talk about “An Idiot Abroad ” !!

  • Anonymous

    She decided to go to India because that is one place she CAN’T from her back porch.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/fierylocks FieryLocks

    She’s going there to check up on all our slave labor there…her ‘vision for America’.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/fierylocks FieryLocks

    She doesn’t know what a passport is.

  • Guest

    She just might freak out. Someone needs to tell her the Bindi dot isn’t from a laser sight.