Two weeks ago, Schmidt/Palin/McCain would have killed to hold a sit down with their Georgian hero, Saakashvili. At this point, however, with Wall Street burning and McCain under fire for his lobbyist/CEO connections, this encounter at the U.N. looked more like changing the subject.
It really did seem, by the way, that Palin was staring at Yushchenko’s face.
Update: In retrospect, McCain’s look of distraction (in this, and many of the other newswire pics) seemed to telegraph his campaign suspension stunt which he executed afterward.
(Revised 7pm PST)
(Mykola Lazarenko/Reuters. New York, September 24, 2008)