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. Jake

    At some point Pallin's got to understand that if she ran for president she has comperehend that reality that you can't win an election simply with the support of a small majority from the minority party. And we all know now that it's hard to win an election without outside party voters especially indpenedents. Unfortunately, for her, independents don't particularly like folks coming to them with a Bible in one hand and a gun in the other....that would be a contradiction to most people even if conservatives don't perceive it as one.

    November 16, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  2. vette gal

    Okay CNN, what's with the ticker being full of almost nothing but Palin? She is now in the status of entertainer; she is not relevant to politics and I, for one, am extremely tired of hearing about her. Are you now becoming FAUX News? Is it all about ratings? Please spare me any more stories on this poor excuse for a woman.

    November 16, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  3. geecee

    Just the thought of Hillary Clinton attempting to carry on any kind of meaningful conversation with that dimwit Palin is enough to make me regurgitate my lunch. It would be so hilarious that the Katie Couric interview would seem intellectually stimulating at a minimum!!

    It is so edifying to have brains back in the White House, Obama and Clinton, both. We Democrats are truly fortunate to have such talent to call upon in these dire times.

    November 16, 2009 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  4. Jerry

    Glad to see the Turner station still thinks the election is going on, must be afraid to cover what BHO is actually doing, Right boys and girls......

    November 16, 2009 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  5. Silence Dogoode

    I would think they would have a lot to talk about.

    Sarah could explain what a REAL husband is like.
    Hillary could explain to Sarah whata marriage for political gain is like

    Sarah could explain the Consitution to Hillary (starting with the 2nd ammedment)
    Hillary could explain socialism to Sarah

    Sarah could explain to Hillary about being a female
    Hillary could explain to Sarah about Whitewater, Travelgate, Foster Gate....

    November 16, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  6. Ken Williams

    She shouldn't meet with Hillary because Hillary refused to attend any event Palin was at during the campaign. Hillary is a hypocrite and a sellout.

    November 16, 2009 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  7. James Michael Roberson

    I wonder who would pick up the check?

    November 16, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  8. Florence

    It never works Sarah. In order for someone to acquire knowledge, not only they need to be educated they also need to be intelligent. Mrs. Clinton’s intellect will not rub on you if you sit with her.

    November 16, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  9. mjm

    I love how the liberals on this site constantly over exaggerate the intelligence of Democrats.

    I heard when Obama asked Clinton to be on his staff, she jump to conclusions….He never said “State”.

    November 16, 2009 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  10. demmie

    again, to all those who choose to bash Palin – what have YOU achieved? She's been a mayor, a governor, and not has a top selling book – what have YOU done?

    November 16, 2009 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  11. george from alaska

    don't worry hillary, palin needs to go to a clown tailor and get the suit that fits her best...i hear barnum & baily's circus is hiring. she is such a wonderful clown! since alaska state employees call her "big sarah" for her gigantically swelled head full of childish egocentrism, she'll probably need an extra large nose. be careful and don't shop at pinnochio's wood shop...she won't do well with a pinnochio nose...unless she is proud of her lies!

    November 16, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  12. Abe

    This will be a life time meeting if it ever happens. I am pretty sure it will be civil and an eye opener for Palin. it will definitely be a discussion between a seasoned politician and a new comer. So my advice to Palin is to intently listen and gain experience in worldly / internal politics. It absolutely gracious of the secretary of state to be open to the offer. I can not wait to see it if it happens.

    November 16, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  13. HJA

    "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."

    I always knew Hillary had a sense of humor. She's a smart Lady too.

    November 16, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  14. sharon

    Now this would be a have to see prime time event.

    November 16, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
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