Sarah Palin has a busy dance card as she makes her foreign policy debut at the United Nations this week.
The Republican vice presidential nominee's coming out on the world stage includes meetings Tuesday with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan and President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia, as well as former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
On Wednesday, Palin plans to huddle with President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia, President Jalal Talabani of Iraq, and President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan, along with rock start Bono, the U2 frontman who is an activist on African issues.
The first-term Alaska governor's sparse foreign travel has been well chronicled, as well as her comment that one of her qualifications is that Alaska is close to Russia.
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