The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin speaks at a conference organized by a media house in New Delhi, India, Saturday, March 19, 2011. Palin highlighted U.S.-Indian relations while sounding a warning note on China during a speech Saturday night at a conference in New Delhi. (AP Photos/India Today)
Haw, sorry, I couldn't resist. But anyway, yes, Sarah did her thing in India and it was just totally boring, Sarah-boilerplate material. I think my favorite thing is that the organizer/host of the event, basically introduced her as an obvious stunt/comedy joke/found object, on a par (below, actually) with having Steve Colbert appear:
As she got up to head to the podium, Aroon Purie, the editor-in-chief of India Today, the weekly magazine that organized the conference and invited Ms. Palin to India in a rare overseas visit, halted her, saying, “Not so fast. I’ve got lots more nice things to say about you.”
In his highly flattering introduction, Mr. Purie did make a gentle dig about her having a creative vocabulary, saying, “Madam, I hope you won’t refudiate me if I say so.”
Handle the idiot carefully!
In more disappointing news, I have found no evidence that Sarah's path crossed with Germain Greer, also present at the event. Pity.