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The Palin/Karzai Summit, Exposed

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As you know the McCain/Palin campaign would not allow reporters to attend Ms. Palin's meetings with world leaders. So we don't know what they said to each other. Of course that was the whole point of keeping microphones as far away from Ms. Airhead as possible.

Which leaves it up to us to imagine what was said. And when asked to imagine something, I accept without blinking. Which explains the transcript below of Palin's meeting with Afghanistan's leader, Harmid Karzai.

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Since they won't tell us what the two discussed, then here's what I say they said. Now I would be delighted to correct this version if the McCain campaign sends me a tape of the actual meeting. Otherwise, I enter this into the public record as the only known public version of that meeting.


(Palin is led into the room where Harmid Karzai was waiting.)

PALIN:  "Hi, so nice to meet you."

KARZAI: (Shaking her hand and pointing to the chair.) "Nice to meet you too, Ms. Palin. Please, please sit down.

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PALIN: "So, you run a country. That must be SO exciting. You know I'll be  running a country too this January.

KARZAI: "Ah yes, yes I am the current president of Afghanistan."

PALIN: "Afghanistan! That must be SO interesting! Hamid -- oh, can I call you Hamid?"

KARZAI: "Of course."

PALIN: "Ham-mid ... well, isn't that a different name. What nationality is that?"

KARZAI: "It's a traditional Afghan name. And it's a quite common name in my country."

PALIN: "So there are lots of Hamids in Afghanistan ... how nice for you!"

So, Hamid, I hear we Americans have something very important in common with your people. Of course I'm referring to all the trouble everyone is having all of a sudden with those Mooselums."


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KARZAI: "Ah, well, Ms. Palin, but I am sure you know that most of the people in my country are Muslim. It's our national religion."

PALIN: "Well, I'm hearing something there I like a lot, Hamid. A national religion! Fantastic.  Our national religion is Christianity, you know. But tell me, if all of you are Mooselums, why are you are having so much trouble with Mooselums?"

KARZAI: "There are many different factions and beliefs within Islam. A minority are fundamentalist who believe anyone who does not believe the same things they believe are against Allah and the Koran and should die. "

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