World Leaders Have No Game

Pakistan’s president lavishes beta compliments on Sarah Palin:

On entering a room filled with several Pakistani officials this afternoon, Palin was immediately greeted by Sherry Rehman, the country’s Information Minister.

“And how does one keep looking that good when one is that busy?,” Rehman asked, drawing friendly laughter from the room when she complimented Palin.

“Oh, thank you,” Palin said.

Pakistan’s recently-elected president, Asif Ali Zardari, entered the room seconds later. 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. “Thank you.”

A handler from Zardari’s entourage then told the two politicians to keep shaking hands for the cameras.

“If he’s insisting, I might hug,” Zardari said. Palin smiled politely.

I would expect men at the pinnacle of power to have zero game, so I’m not surprised that world leaders are acting like lovestruck pre-teens with a crush. Women throw themselves at the most powerful men, so these men have little need for learning the crimson arts of seduction.

Judging by Palin’s “polite smile”, I’d say Zardari’s mushy beta compliment of her looks went over like a lead balloon. Verdict: LJBF.


  1. Bush was Alpha when he declined to smack Misty May-Treanor’s ass in Beijing. You know she wanted him even more after that.


  2. on September 25, 2008 at 3:42 pm Christopher Tracy

    How were they supposed to have gone about wooing Ms. Palin?


  3. Wouldn’t you expect this to be the case, given the near guarantee of some sort of ass being granted to almost all men, rather than an open ass-market full of competition, like we have here?


  4. Male/female relationships are so different in Pakistan that usual Alpha and Beta considerations don’t apply. You’re talking about a culture that has almost nothing in common with ours.


  5. yeah i imagine over there you pretty much just grab a bitch by the back of her head and shove your cock down her throat.

    or perhaps that’s how they treat their younger boys… hmmmmm, more research is necessary.


  6. What I hear about Middle Eastern and South Asian men in Europe is that any guy who isn’t a thug will by default act like a lovestruck teenager with a Western woman.


  7. on September 25, 2008 at 4:13 pm yourfavoritewritersfavoritewriter

    beta boy beta could u dig urself into LJBF anymore!


  8. Sorry Roissy, but you’ve got this one wrong. As said by Peter @4, Pakistani culture is worlds apart from our own. Men and women are kept apart a lot of the time, and I’m pretty sure marriages are mostly arranged. Game is irrelevant there. So his response has nothing to do with the fact that he’s a world leader. As an opposite example, have you seen French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s new hot model wife? That man has clearly got some game:


  9. Complimenting her looks is actually an excellent way of marginalizing her leadership ability. “You’re popular because of your looks, not your brain.”


  10. What I hear about Middle Eastern and South Asian men in Europe is that any guy who isn’t a thug will by default act like a lovestruck teenager with a Western woman.

    Soppy romance is certainly very popular in those areas, but more so in film, songs etc. than in real life. Men’s first dating experience is often an arranged engagement. I guess they are inspired by the local media in their dating style when they do date. Game of any sort is unimportant as breaking off an engagement is at least somewhat taboo.
    I feel men from India and the surrounding region are more likely to follow the lovestruck teenager pattern, for few of them are ‘bad boys’ and they are often seeking the ‘good girl’ in the woman. Arab guys follow the same pattern if they consider the girl a ‘good girl’, but more of them are ‘bad boys’ and are mainly seeking a dumb blonde to use sexually.


  11. I heard that Hitler used have some mad game.


  12. Complimenting her looks is actually an excellent way of marginalizing her leadership ability. “You’re popular because of your looks, not your brain.”

    good point. at the elite levels of power where a woman’s brains would matter, this would make an effective backhanded compliment.

    he’d have to do it with a smirk. no sincere gushing.


  13. on September 25, 2008 at 6:23 pm Sad-ron Collider

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    “Bush was Alpha” ?

    To me Bush has always been a poser douchebag.

    W. is only in because he was set up in office by his dads rich (and very very very very powerful) handlers. Can an ex-drunk borderline evil doushebagf poser puppet be truly core-alpha? No way do you get a pass on this stuff. I’d be cynical enough to thing even Bush’s gaffes are totally scripted.

    Go back in time to when he was of vietnam age and make him average wage/class/education no family connections. Since he likely would have been drafted – chances are he would have lost a foot to a mine in vietnam and then drank himself to death after several failed marriages. Or gone bankrupt in business later and drank himself to death after failed marriages if he made it through Nam without wounds.

    Or he would have died in an alcohol realted accident.

    Maybe he would have died from aids since he liked to have Jeff Gannon over to the White House so much. Remember Gannongate? Of course – ok, maybe that was for other closet gays in the White House.

    Perhaps Laura Bush would have run him over and killed him in High School under different circumstances.

    Why are no regular American alpha badasses protesting this latest fiasco – I mean – what do they have to do to get real people upset enough to not sit there and take it up the ass all of the time.

    Me so sad my country is going down the fucking toilet.


  14. The idea of an Arab bad boy seems like such an oxymoron that my head hurts even trying to imagine it. I have this stereotype of Muslim game…

    Step 1: walk into a busy bar

    Step 2: grab ass

    Step 3: declare the girl racist

    Step 4: grab another ass

    Step 5: declare the girl racist

    Step 6: grab even more ass

    Step 7: declare the girl racist

    Step 8: repeat until thrown out

    Step 9: declare the bar racist

    Fresh immigrants and especially their offspring tend to have a ridiculously exaggerated idea of western promiscuity. Discovering that sexual freedom doesn’t actually mean an endless stream of easy pussy for everyone seems to come as a real shock.


  15. Jaakeli, you are so right. In fact, i even just bought a book on that EXACT topic. Check out the title

    “Cultural Conflict and the Swedish Sexual Myth: The Male Immigrant’s Encounter with Swedish Sexual and Cohabitation Culture”

    It’s specifically about how immigrants come into Europe expecting women to be total sexual pushovers and get confused when they’re not.


  16. Fresh immigrants and especially their offspring tend to have a ridiculously exaggerated idea of western promiscuity.

    Heh. Reminds me of some American nerds’ dreams about Eastern European Women.


  17. I know a woman who worked for a while at the Jordanian embassy. She said the arabs there were quite the lady killers.

    I met a woman who had recently divorced her arab husband. She said that arab men are seductive when courting, but turn into archetypal domineering husbands once married.

    I worked with a Turkish man at a restaurant for a short while. He operated on the level that Jaakkeli described. Worse, actually.

    I think their disregard for women can give muslim men the necessary (ahem) emotional distance that they need for seduction. From the women’s perspectives, their confidence must be in refreshing contrast to typical cringing American betatude.


  18. Bill Clinton was/is, of course, the exception….when he wasn’t raping women.


  19. I disagree. Even with my hostility to Pakistan I must give them credit for having game – in the political sense. Here he is complementing Palin just in case she is the next VP, because he knows that Pakistan, close to defaulting on their debts, needs money for said reason and to pump it into the Army to continue an arms race with India.

    The Pakistani’s are already gaming America: Bin Laden is likely in tribal areas, yet Pakistan refused to allow U.S troops into Pakistan to make raids, and the raids the Pakistani’s themselves make – at least going by a recent NYTimes report – are themselves bogus. Any arrested Islamic clerics are quietly released months later. Tribal councils are set up to give America the impression that the central govt has things under control, but Mullahs still run the scene in the tribal areas of importance. Traffic of militants across the Afghan border is allowed to go unchecked.

    All as the Pakistani’s continue to ask and receive billions of dollars in funds from America.

    I would say they have game, even if eventually they will be destroyed.


  20. And besides, in places where arranged marriages rule, game as is described in these blogs is mostly irrelevant. One has to be able to court a woman but that is during marriage searches. Game in fact is often punishable – maybe not with the weak but small elite – in most communities where death is not out of the question.


  21. as a self-hunting/killing animal appreciating married woman who is more powerful than her snow racing husband, Palin’s not likely to respect a nation which still routinely oppresses women, hides terrorists, and had tribal councils that pass “Gang rape” as the sentence for a girl who’s shamed her family….she had already deemed them as beta before getting off the plane or entering Pakistani airspace.


  22. Zardari is not a world leader. His orders don’t even apply to the Presidential Palace gates. His wife Benazir Bhutto was assassinated, he is weak and relatively powerless, the real power are the various factions in the Military, Intelligence, and Jihadi circles.

    Game in Muslim terms is about power. Mohammed bin Laden, Osama’s father, had 22 wives. He would get bored with one, divorce her (by saying it three times) and give her to an employee as his new wife. Basically a used sex toy. Then just marry another, whoever he fancied. Like buying a car.

    It’s pathetic. Muslim men have no clue, but that’s often the case when Alpha uber alles, or that sort of competition races to the bottom. They don’t have to have game, because power is either inherited (Zardari) or acquired by connections and/or violence. Mohammed bin Laden was Faisal’s pet contractor, so raked in billions upon billions.


  23. I might have agreed with Indian until President Beta got to the “hug” part. At that point I wanted to bonk my head against my screen a few times. Geez. If he’d stopped short of that, he’d have been fine.

    W not slapping olympic ass: Gentlemanly, and honestly the only thing he could do in the circumstances. No real indication of Greek letter virtues one way or the other.

    Sarkozy: Of course he has game. Upper class/political France is the original Home Of Game. Why does this keep surprising people?


  24. Yeah, but would Palin suck a cock to avert a world crisis?


  25. “Complimenting her looks is actually an excellent way of marginalizing her leadership ability. “You’re popular because of your looks, not your brain.”

    I’d agree if someone like Putin said it. He could pass it off without looking like a supplicant.

    This guy just looks like an ignorant hick and loserishly creepy. Fawning hick beta is not a strong image.


  26. Why has no one noticed – Zardari is the Pakistani version of Todd Palin. He is Bhutto’s husband now widower!

    Maybe the long years of being in his wife’s shadow culiminated in him saying what he did to Palin… don’t you think he probably has an interesting attraction to women in power? Too bad no game though… he used it all up on marrying the most ppowerful man inPakistan’s daughter (Benazir Bhutto

    Sarah Palin = Benazir Bhutto
    Todd Palin = Zardari Bhutto (notice how Benazir never took his name?0


  27. No, roissy, world leader are nothing but game.


  28. I don’t think Sarkozy is upper-class French, that’s why so much of France’s elite dislikes him. That said anyone who rises to that position probably has game, and as president of a nuclear power (even a second-rate one) doesn’t need it anyway.

    Maybe this is the Pakistani way of kissing ass? Since they tend much more to view women solely in terms of their beauty (which, as Roissy will point out, is the human default), he might be trying to ingratiate himself to the possible future Most Powerful Woman in the World (how old is McCain?). Of course, seeing as she’s married and a fundie, it is kind of dumb. And there’s always the risk she’ll get annoyed and cost your country a $20 million trade deal.