On Friday, Harris Interactive released the results of an international poll where they asked: What world leader do you respect the most? And no matter what SARAH PALIN has been telling you . . . the world’s not over PRESIDENT OBAMA quite yet. Obama was rated the most respected leader in the world. He just beat out the DALAI LAMA, who came in second . . . and Secretary of State HILLARY CLINTON, who came in third. Germany’s Chancellor ANGELA MERKEL was fourth and France’s President NICOLAS SARKOZY was fifth. Even though he’s been involved in a TON of controversy, POPE BENEDICT THE SIXTEENTH was seventh-most respected.