NEW YORK (AP) - It appears that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Sarah Palin have become unlikely foreign policy rivals. While in New York for the U.N. General Assembly, Rice finds herself jockeying for world leaders' time with the woman who could become the nation's first female vice president. Today, Rice met Afghan President Hamid Karzai (HAH'-mihd KAHR'-zeye) some three hours after Palin did. Karzai got a laugh when he mentioned later that the Alaskan governor had been on his appointment book, along with Rice and the prime minister of Norway. Karzai says he found Palin to be "quite a capable woman." And he says "she asked the right questions on Afghanistan." Palin is also seeing six other world leaders. And Rice will hold scores of individual and group sessions with her foreign minister colleagues. There are no plans for Palin to meet Rice while both are in New York.
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