I'll Bet Condi Never Heard This Line

An odd interaction between President Zardari of Pakistan and Governor Sarah Palin brought a blush to many cheeks between cultures:

“I am honored to meet you,” Ms. Palin said.

“You are even more gorgeous than you are on the ...,” Mr. Zardari said.

“You are so nice,” Ms. Palin replied. “Thank you.”

“Now I know why the whole of America is crazy about you,” Mr. Zardari continued.

An aide tells the two to shake hands.

“I’m supposed to pose again,” Ms. Palin said.

“If he’s insisting,” Mr. Zardari said, “I might hug.”

And the title of this post has nothing to do with my opinion of Condi Rice's appearance vs. Sarah Palin's -- it's an attempt to poke fun at the ways South Asian cultures have traditionally viewed "fair" skinned folks as more attractive.

Source: SAJA Forum