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

Clinton would 'look forward' to Palin sit down

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. Reny

    She should say if you want something half-done ask me since I quit the governor's office. What a loser.

    November 16, 2009 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  2. Tram

    Just out of curiosity, how could Hillary Clinton talk "politics" with Sarah Palin when Palin is a complete ignoramous when it comes to politics?

    November 16, 2009 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  3. Michael

    Palin seems finally to have realized that the majority of American voters are too smart for her usual inanities; she has found an intelligent quote to parrot. Unfortunately, mimicry does not pass for learned discourse.
    We're still too smart for you, Sarah.

    November 16, 2009 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  4. Richie

    Hillary is such a generous spirit. Palin is clearly just wanting to up her own credibility by being seen with a real leader.

    November 16, 2009 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  5. Steve

    That Hillary's got a heart of gold, willing to take time to talk to a mindless child-woman. I can only imagine how that conversation would go. Hillary would try to discuss problems with North Korea or the Darfur crisis and Palin would chime in with 'Yesterday I saw a MOOSE! It was a BIG moose! I got my crayons and I drew a picture of him!"

    November 16, 2009 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  6. MAngeline

    I can't imagine anything Sarah could say that would be of interest to Hilary. While I was not a Hilary supporter, but I think she is an extremely intelligent woman. On the other hand, Sarah is clearly not very bright and a mere "flash in the pan". She will make some $$ now as she has an opportunistic streak a mile wide, but 5 years from now people won't even know who she is.

    November 16, 2009 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  7. George

    It would be a good thing. Maybe Sarah could learn something constructive rather than the crap she has been saying.
    Democrats will sit down with republicans, but the party of no and huge crys really doesn't want to sit down with the dems.

    November 16, 2009 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  8. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    why on earth would clinton want to meet boob palin? does she really need the photo op?

    November 16, 2009 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  9. Mike

    Why is so much time and energy wasted on this woman–Ms. Palin. Secretary Clinton, I would think you would have more important things to be working on, such as the Israeli-Palestine conflict or have you already bowed to influences. Our lop-sided world trade agreements etc., is in dire need of your time and effort. Both of you ladies need to get a life or get out of the way so something meaningful dialogue can take place on national concerns.

    November 16, 2009 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  10. Independent

    Don't do Clinton...She will then find fault with you

    November 16, 2009 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  11. John, Brooklyn, NY

    That would be an interesting conversation....although a bit lopsided. They really do represent the opposites on the intellectual spectrum.

    November 16, 2009 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  12. bill

    That's sort of be like Einstein meeting Corky from "Life Goes On."

    November 16, 2009 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  13. Dianne

    I admire Hilary Clinton's political professionalism and decorum. Can't say that for Sarah. It's much harder to trust her (Sarah's) winking and cliches and the "cute little lady" acts that she continually portrays when she's in front of a camera.

    November 16, 2009 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  14. Steve A. , New Braunfels , Texas

    I believe Hilary Clinton will be president of the U.S.A. one day soon.

    November 16, 2009 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  15. Cliff

    This is not news and if you saw Clinton's comment you wouldn't be reporting it. Her comment was nothing but a politically correct side step to a ridiculous notion that Palin could bring anything of substance to a conversation.

    November 16, 2009 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  16. Michael

    I see Meryl Streep and Jessica Simpson in the movie version.

    November 16, 2009 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  17. Florida Joe

    Hilary I'm sure would look forward to some DEEP conversations with that mental Midgit Palin

    November 16, 2009 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  18. daniel Calvo

    I get it. As a female politician, you can make any kind of ridiculous gender stereotype reinforcing statement you might desire and apparently not
    fear political repercussions. As a man..... you might just want to keep you mouth shut.

    November 16, 2009 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  19. Gary

    I hope Secrtary Clinton doesn't waste her time nor give any implied endorsement to the idiot from Alaska.

    November 16, 2009 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  20. Bubba

    Never happen. Palin's a loose cannon and has basically become an entertainer rather than a politician.

    November 16, 2009 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  21. Aspen Professor

    Oh to be a fly on the wall for a meeting between Palin and Clinton. Clinton ... The extraordinarily bright, and Palin the Death Panel liar from Alaska. Wouldn't you like to know how Palin would answer this question:

    Mrs. Palin ... Aren't the real "death panels' the insurance companies who refuse health care coverage to those people with prior conditions and eliminate your health care coverage when you become ill with a terminal illness?

    AND, Mrs Palin ... what would be your specific alternative answer for those States that accepted stimulus funds so they would not have to cut funding for teachers and other critical needs? Remember Mrs. Palin that States MUST have balanced budgets by law. Deficits are not an option, not even in Alaska. Your Conservative buddy Rubio in Florida has chastised the Republican Governor for accepting stimulus funds BUT had NO ANSWER when question as to which expenses he would cut in lieu of the stimulus. Seems like the Repubs and Conservs have NO answer for anything these days.

    November 16, 2009 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  22. sharon,ny

    Clinton would crush Palin in a heartbeat.....I wouldn't waste my time if I were Hillary...there are more important, worthwhile things to tackle than Palin...

    November 16, 2009 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  23. not alone

    Lol did Palin just fall out of Rushes grace?saying something nice about a Clinton.

    November 16, 2009 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  24. A.B.

    think that Hilary Clinton has better things to do with her time, given her current position in the Obama Administration, than to waste her time meeting and talking to Sarah Palin who is irrelevant and a national punchline. Hilary Clinton's time is better spent working on the issues of Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. My advise to Hilary is this: FORGET SARAH PALIN AND GET TO WORK!!

    November 16, 2009 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  25. whatever

    Palin can talk about how the American media spent so much time ripping her apart , And Hillary can talk about how the media turned on her .And how the media lied on them but held back critical story's about barry.

    November 16, 2009 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
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