Palin rose to shake his hand, saying she was “honored” to meet him.
Zardari then called her "gorgeous" and said: "Now I know why the whole of America is crazy about you." "You are so nice," Palin said, smiling. The Alaska governor did not answer questions from reporters at her first two appearances on Wednesday, when she joined Mc Cain in meetings with Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili and Ukrainian president Viktor Yushchenko, and then traveled downtown to meet with Iraqi president Jalal Talabani.
His last class ended at 5 p.m., followed by a personal counseling session. Another day in the life of the “6-Minute Rabbi.” That’s the trademarked name that Rabbi Hecht, a 31-year-old Canarsie native, gave himself when he began his short-length, long-lived educational program eight years ago.
Every Thursday, no matter the weather, he meets with doctors, attorneys, real estate developers and other professionals, sharing an insight into the week’s Torah portion, an inspirational story and some words of spiritual encouragement, all in the time it takes to get a cup of coffee.
He called her "gorgeous." "You are so nice," the 44-year-old Alaska governor said, smiling. It was not the only awkward moment for Palin on day two of her diplomatic speed-dating adventure with world leaders gathered in New York for the UN General Assembly.
"Thank you." A handler from Zardari's entourage then told the two politicians to keep shaking hands for the cameras. The First Lady added her cringe-worthy moment when, in a CNN interview, she said Palin still lacks sufficient foreign policy experience.
The thought of putting ourselves on public display for others to judge is enough to make most of us shudder.
Think about what people undergo in speed dating forums where they must endure the scrutiny of strangers making snap decisions on their “date-ability.” A job interview feels a lot like a speed dating scenario, with interviewers trying to hastily weed out their finalist from a group of candidates.
Earlier, chitchat was strained when Palin arrived for her meeting with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani. " she said of New York to Hero Ibrahim Ahmed, the first lady of Iraq.For many of his students, the 360 seconds with him are usually the only Torah learning they can squeeze into their schedule each week.“I want to get the high-powered people, the busy people,” Rabbi Hecht said."Thank you." A handler from Zardari's entourage then told the two politicians to keep shaking hands for the cameras. But she did offer brief remarks to a reporter at the Zardari meeting who asked about her day. Rabbi Hanoch Hecht’s six minutes of Torah in Manhattan one recent day lasted seven and a half hours.Most days he rides from lesson to lesson on Citi Bikes he picks up at stations around Manhattan, parking them when he arrives at each venue, hopping on another bike after a class, covering some 15 miles a day.