November 16th, 2009
11:56 AM ET
4 years ago

Clinton would 'look forward' to Palin sit down

Clinton would 'look forward' to meeting with Palin.
Clinton would 'look forward' to meeting with Palin.

(CNN) - While their fictional personas have teamed up on Saturday Night Live, Sarah Palin and Hilary Clinton have actually never met.

But the secretary of state said Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press she'd "look forward" to talking politics with Palin over coffee sometime soon.

Clinton was responding to an excerpt in Palin's forthcoming memoir in which the Alaska governor praises the then senator Clinton's 2008 presidential primary campaign effort.

"Should Secretary Clinton and I ever sit down over a cup of coffee, I know that we will fundamentally disagree on many issues," Palin writes in the new book called "Going Rogue: An American Life. "But my hat is off to her hard work on the 2008 campaign trail. A lot of her supporters think she proved what Margaret Thatcher proclaimed. 'If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.'"


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Sarah Palin
soundoff (239 Responses)
  1. Daniel

    Secretary of State Clinton would tear her apart!

    Who knows... These two could eventually be running against each other for president in the not-so-far-future.

    Go Hillary!

    November 16, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  2. Lisa

    Hillary Clinton is a credible, successful, and reliable politician. She has important buisiness to address, and Palin is NOT important~

    November 16, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  3. ch

    Hillary Clinton is one of the strongest, smartest and most accomplished women in the history of American politics.

    Sarah Palin is not strong (quitter) not smart (Katie Couric interview) and has ZERO accomplishments (other than setting women in politics back about 60 years)

    So what on Earth could they possibly have to talk about – what that Hillary said would Sarah even be able to understand?

    November 16, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  4. Silence Dogoode

    wonder how much Clinton would charge for that coffee meeting?

    November 16, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  5. vic nashville , Tn

    Sarah Palin must learn lot from Hillary

    November 16, 2009 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  6. Fitz in Texas

    Now that's very interesting that Hillary Clinton would look forward to talking politics with Sarah Palin over coffee.

    Might work out better for our country if these two women ran together,,,,,one Republican and one Democrat. Of course I would want to see Sarah Palin as the President and Hillary Clinton as the Vice President. No doubt these two woman could certainly do a much better job than the President and Vice President we now have.

    November 16, 2009 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  7. Pablo

    Why? Why give this crackpot credibility? I'm just asking.

    November 16, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  8. Joan Jacobs

    If the media would just ignore crazy woman Palin she will go away....

    November 16, 2009 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  9. Rob R

    Just what exactly did you DO in Alaska, almost-full time-Governor? I don't think you could EVER possibly share equal terms with Hillary Clinton.

    November 16, 2009 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  10. Joan Jacobs

    To All Media- Ignore Palin and hopefully she will fade away. That cannot happen too soon.
    We need serious candidates – not that.

    November 16, 2009 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  11. Rush

    Pailin gonna get it. The quitter never learn a lesson.

    November 16, 2009 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  12. Doyle Wiley, MI

    So Palin wrote:
    "But my hat is off to her hard work on the 2008 campaign trail. A lot of her supporters think she proved what Margaret Thatcher proclaimed. 'If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.'"

    The above statements would make sense of Clinton had won. Maybe Palin should have named her book "Lost in the space between my ears"

    November 16, 2009 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  13. Jefe

    'If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.'"

    Wow, talk about an incindiary comment! While she said its something Clinton's supporters think, and something Thatcher said, obviously, she agrees with it. Its good to know sexism is alive and well.

    November 16, 2009 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  14. Soren

    Why bother Mrs. Clinton.
    You know she is a total idiot and there is zero upside and
    considerable downside in wasting time with her.

    November 16, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  15. nv

    NO! NO! NO!
    Pleeeeze do not give Palin the publicity and credibility-by-association that would come with meeting anyone actually important. She is a virus - treat her like one.

    November 16, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  16. johnrj08

    And yet,....

    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE the gullibility and stupidity of the majority of Americans, who are suckers for a wink and a pretty smile.

    Forget the Republican Party. If Palin were the nominee in 2012, it would be catastrophic for the entire planet. Plans to combat global warming would be scrapped, the extinction of many species would be accelerated due to uregulated hunting, research for alternate energy sources would lose funding, illegal abortions would become rampant due to the reversal of Roe vs Wade, race relations would be set back 165 years, biblical fundamentalism would replace the sciences of paleontology, physical anthropology, and zoology, and homosexuality would become a federal offense punishable by stoning.

    We would reap what we have sowed.

    November 16, 2009 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  17. Hennessy Black, Racine, WI

    Should such a totally meaningless meeting ever happen, I'm afraid that Hillary would simply just chew Sarah up and spit her into the toilet bowl where she belongs...

    November 16, 2009 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  18. Bubble of Sanity

    Maybe Obama could have them over for beers.

    November 16, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  19. Robin

    Two very strong and smart women. If they were in the White House, as President and VP, things might actually be getting done.

    November 16, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  20. wi liberal

    How can Sarah proclaim to support women's rights??!! If she were in office she would send what women have fought for back to the dark ages! She is a man's woman, not a woman's woman.

    November 16, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  21. Irma in North Carolina

    Sarah you cant began to hold a candle to Hillary. She is a way smarter person than you are and than you will ever be.

    November 16, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  22. Hillary

    You might actually want to spell Hillary Clinton's first name properly.

    November 16, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  23. John McCain

    'If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.'"

    If you want a wink, a "you betcha" and "I'll have to get back to you on that one," ask Sarah Palin.

    November 16, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  24. Pee Wee

    Wow! CNN is on a huge roll today, only 5 Palin stories. Only 60% more coverage than you're giving the Prez on historic tour to Asia.

    Is she that relevant? If she warrants this MUCH coverage 3 years prior to the next election (which she probably won't even participate in) what's that say about Barry?

    November 16, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  25. Gary

    Both were treated unfairly by the media during the last campaign. I hope that they become friends.

    November 16, 2009 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
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