From Network Pool report
Gov. Sarah Palin met with Henry Kissinger on Tuesday afternoon at his office for nearly 90 minutes. Both sat on separate, perpendicular blue couches, with Palin to Kissinger's left. Framed maps hung above Palin's head. On the end table between the pair was a photo of Nixon and another of Reagan.
We heard this part of the conversation:
KISSINGER: "And I'm going to give him a lot of credit for what he did in Georgia.
"PALIN: "Good, good. And you'll give me more insight on that, also, huh? Good."
Kissinger was referring to NICOLAS SARKOZY, who is apparently receiving an award at a ceremony where Kissinger is speaking
Palin emerged from the building at 3p, making this by far her longest meeting (others were roughly half an hour). She was accompanied by Kissinger and the two hugged and she gave him a peck on the cheek. CNN's Peter Hamby (the star of today) yelled, "Governor, how was your meeting?" and she mouthed "It was great."
Motorcade back was a mob scene. Tourists pulled out video cameras to get a shot of the governor, prompting several police vehicles to drive up on the sidewalk and protect the SUV she was in. We backed up traffic at 5th Ave. and 46th Street and caused quite a stir. We arrived back at the Millennium at 3:15p.
Additional color: Crowds gathered behind the barricades and someone yelled "We love you Sarah!" There was also a lone protestor nestled in among the local photographers.
The office of Kissinger Associates looked like a typical Manhattan space, with a reception desk behind glass and a pile of newspapers that looked like they had been read (the WSJ, the WaPo, the Financial Times, the NYTimes, etc.).
As the reporters and photographers scrambled to get into the room, an old man in a bow tie asked, "Is this really worth it?"
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