Governor Palin to the United Nations

The Wall Street Journal reports that Governor Palin will visit the United Nations next Tuesday for the UN summit:

Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will meet with foreign leaders next week at the United Nations, a move to boost her foreign-policy credentials, a Republican strategist said.

Republican candidate John McCain plans to introduce the Alaska governor to heads of state at the opening of the U.N. General Assembly, although specific names weren’t yet firmed up. “The meetings will give her some exposure and experience with foreign leaders,” the strategist said. “It’s a great idea.”

McCain and Palin are expected to visit the U.N. on Tuesday, when President George W. Bush will address the international body.

I, for one, am pleased by this move. We on UN Dispatch have praised Senator Biden’s leadership on UN issues and it is a very welcome development that his counterpart is also taking steps to become engaged with the United Nations.

Every presidential ticket should stop by the United Nations on the campaign trail. Not to campaign, mind you. But to learn.