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. carol

    Palin is hardly in the same league as Clinton and Clinton would certainly have nothing to learn from Palin but a bunch of garbage.

    November 16, 2009 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  2. Big John

    Hillary, just remember Sarah is not too bright, so remember not to use any words she may not be able to understand. I don't think it would be much of a conversation judging by her past speeches and ramblings.

    November 16, 2009 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  3. disgusted independent

    don't do it Hillary, you'll only reduce your IQ

    November 16, 2009 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  4. Hillary is a smart woman....

    and should have been president except that American women have this terrible fear of other women and did not support her.....nor have American women supported any other woman for president.....

    American women are so infantile that they cannot see beyond Oprah.....

    Sarah Palin/Liz Cheney 2012....start the drum beat.......

    Obama is ONE and DONE.

    November 16, 2009 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  5. Tania

    This would be a meeting of the opposite ends of the IQ scale!

    November 16, 2009 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  6. BobH.

    Sounds like a fine idea. Hillary is good with kids.

    November 16, 2009 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  7. Jason

    Yes then I am next because Sarah Palin is about as important to Hillary as me.

    November 16, 2009 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  8. toad

    Everybody finds Palin just fascinating!

    November 16, 2009 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  9. Josie

    Would the sit-down be titled 'Beauty and the Beast'?

    November 16, 2009 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  10. Jeremy

    ....And if you want something done wrong... ask a Palin.


    November 16, 2009 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  11. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert but.....

    It would be a lot more fun and satisfying to see them kickbox eachother to the death. Have a nice day!

    November 16, 2009 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  12. victim of republican greed

    The last part of Sarah's line should read, " . . . if you want anything made up that is not true or impossible to believe, I will say it to my followers, and they will swallow it hook, line, and sinker."

    November 16, 2009 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  13. Pat F

    Hillary was a fool to become one of the clowns in the Obama circus. But she's a dedicated public servant, and the only adult in the administration, so good for her for putting country first over her political ambition.

    Barry could take a lesson – actually, Barry could take a LOT of lessons – from Hillary. But he is too young, foolish and self-centered to know that.

    November 16, 2009 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  14. joann

    Go get her Hillary....She can't walk in your shoes if she tried!!! Palin you are no Hillary Clinton and never will be....

    November 16, 2009 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  15. Gale

    You know, it kinda makes me wonder why all you Democrats react to every posting about Sarah Palin with volumes of hate comments, why are all of you so intimidated by her?

    November 16, 2009 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  16. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I think that Clinton would have better uses of her time to sit down with Palin. What has Palin shown that she is going to or willing to do? I don't think that it would really happen. Clinton said that she would sit down, but never stated that she would read the book. I think she plans on reading something other than a coloring book.

    November 16, 2009 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  17. Dave

    I would like to be at the coffee table with them.

    November 16, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  18. a canuck

    I'd love to be a fly on the wall the day that happens !!!!

    November 16, 2009 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  19. SouthPhillyBallz

    Hopefully Palin will never invite Clinton for coffee. Our Secretary of State is a little busy for such a colossal waste of time.

    November 16, 2009 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  20. RTB

    Hillary and the Alaskan Air Head are not in the same league. Here is another example of the Rouge Rogue trying to weasel out some more publicity and waste serious people's time.

    November 16, 2009 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  21. phoenix86

    I saw Hillary this weekend on the talk shows.

    Weakness abounds in the Obama administration, and Hillary is no different. What a travesty that the US must suffer through 3 more years of this administration.

    November 16, 2009 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  22. No More Incumbents

    If you don't want the truth, ask a politician.

    November 16, 2009 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  23. GT Hill

    I would love to hear Hillary barbecue Palin!

    November 16, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  24. Billy Davis

    I'd like have a cup of coffee with Sarah Palin so I can tell her to SHUT UP!!!

    November 16, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  25. Ryan

    Hillary would chew her up and spit her out. That would be worth a pay-per-view.

    November 16, 2009 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
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