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. sammieb51

    ".... that we will fundamentally disagree on many issues .... ", yes like Hillary really has a brain and uses it regularly, is not part of the problem, knows what is going on in national and international politics, and is a terrifically hard worker that would NEVER have walked out of a job because it was "too much pressure" for her. But don't disturb Sarah, she is getting a manicure and fitting right now.

    November 16, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  2. Dave in WNY

    CNN folk may love her for her ability to be such a good teller of "non-truths", but the rest of us would be willing to make a bet that Mrs. Clinton, who told us New Yorkers she'd never run for President during her term as Senator, will never meet Sarah Palin – she has to keep that myth alive that she's actually really good at what she does and really has a lot of profound things to say, while working really hard at it.

    November 16, 2009 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  3. Four and The Door

    This would be an interesting discussion. A woman who busted onto the national political scene by making city and state government work for the people sitting down with a former fist lady. I would advise Hillary to read Going Rogue first so she doesn't get embarrassed if they got into a discussion about how government is supposed to work in America.

    November 16, 2009 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  4. Shane

    Mrs. Clinton – we know you're just being nice! Don't waste your time with that lying idiot!! You're way too intelligent to even think about sitting down with that moron!!

    November 16, 2009 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  5. Churchill

    Ha ha.. No wonder Tod is a do nothing husband, just an echo chamber.

    November 16, 2009 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  6. Tayo, NY

    Is Ms. Clinton looking for a way to ridicule this "beautiful" Alaskan peageant? Well, certainly I won't support it because as usuall Sarah Palin has nothing to offer in the past, today or in the nearest future.

    November 16, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  7. Senior Lilarose in Oregon

    So, Sarah Hon-ee, what have YOU done?

    Actually DONE for the good of humanity?

    November 16, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  8. freshmint

    Why does our secretary of state have to budget out her time for a face to face with a glorified facebooker?

    November 16, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  9. Steve in Kentucky

    Oh to be a fly on the wall ... Hillary making small talk and lacing her chit chat with little put-downs that Sara wouldn't have the intellect to even understand ....

    But seriously, I think it's indeed in the Democrats' interest to sit down for coffee with the leader of the Rethuglican Party. Why not?

    November 16, 2009 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  10. gary davis Harbor Oregon proud american

    why was your time with Palin
    Hillary has more important things to do than listen to a loonatic
    all Palin wants is free press 🙂

    November 16, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  11. ben

    Mrs Clinton; she's not in the same class as you and it would be a total waste of your time.

    November 16, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  12. Erik in Real Pennsylvania

    Former Temporary Governor Sarah Palin is not a politician. She's a self-created celebrity who had, for a brief time, attempted to serve as governor of a sparsely-populated state. Compare her Facebook publications to her spoken words and you it becomes clear her online entries are almost entirely ghostwritten. She's the best thing to happen to the Democratic Party in ages.

    November 16, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  13. aldo laghi

    Jimmy Carter gave us Reagan, Obama will give us Palin

    November 16, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  14. Runofthemill

    Secretary Clinton no doubt being polite. It would be like Mozart sitting down with Lindsey Lohan to talk music.

    Why is anyone bothering the Secretary of State with such inane questions?

    November 16, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  15. patriot

    And if you want something done wrong and claimed to be done right, ask Sarah Palin!

    November 16, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  16. jason

    Clinton is not saying what she really feels. In 2008 Clinton was scheduled to speak to a protest against iran's president at the UN. When Clinton found out Palin was going to be there it was reported she said I won't go speak there if that woman is going to be there.

    This shows that Clinton will be running for president in 2016 and doesn't want to offend any voters.

    November 16, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  17. bob in LA

    Palin is correct. They would have fundamental differences:
    Clinton would know what she was talking about and Palin would not have a clue

    November 16, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  18. Jack L

    That sounds like a perfectly sexist remark. How bout this. My brother-in-law said that not only shouldn't women be allowed to vote – they shouldn't be allowed to talk about it!
    Teat for tat!

    November 16, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  19. Ken-Seattle

    Sarah, Do you really know who Margaret Thatcher is? How much of this book dialogue did your "Ghost Writer" come up with.

    November 16, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  20. GOP = 21st century dodo

    Whether you like her or not, Hillary Clinton is a woman of towering intellect who has amassed a long list of accomplishments throughout her life.

    Sarah Palin is not.

    November 16, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  21. Al-NY,NY

    In a debate, Hillary would shred the know-nothing from Wassila. Barbie's (and the McCain camp's) idea that this intellectual lightweight would siphon off disgrunteled HRC voters from Obama is a much a joke as Palin's supposed "honestly/integrity"

    November 16, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  22. Steph

    HA! Hillary would run circles around Sarah. I'm laughing so hard thinking about it that tears are running down me face!

    November 16, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  23. Eric

    I think I just threw up a little.

    November 16, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  24. Hillary Rocks

    Hillary Rodham Clinton has done a great job of moving on from the presidential campaign and being an effective part of President Obama's team.

    I wish I could say the same thing about many of her endlessly bitter supporters.

    November 16, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  25. Bed time for Raygun

    One may be smart and the other is just plain stupid,but what does it matter if your nothing more than a puppet anyway?

    November 16, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
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