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. AXH

    Go Hill, let's have coffee with Sarah!

    November 16, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  2. Lee in Raleigh

    Hilary Clinton is highly educated, very intelligent and an experienced and respected politician. Sarah Palin is an under-educated, not too bright, soap-opera personality with little knowledge outside of Alaska. Clinton is a roll-model as to what women can accomplish while Palin is an embarssment.

    November 16, 2009 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  3. Mark Wilson

    If you want a governor who will serve 2.5 years of a 4-year term, vote for Sarah Palin.

    November 16, 2009 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  4. Hawaii Gal

    Sarah Palin will NEVER even be in the same arean with Hillary. Hillary has a brain, works hard, and has many achievements under her belt. Palin has none of these attributes.

    November 16, 2009 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  5. Democrat No More

    Viewed as Pants Suits and Skirts, they have this in common. They both saw tremendous problems with Bill Ayres having a role in Obama's political launch and writing his books. They both saw
    Rev. Wright having a negative impact on Obama. They both support the military. Of course there are many policy differences, but these are a few things they do agree on.

    November 16, 2009 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  6. sifto77

    I respect Hilary for changing her tune–however, she should have at least spoken up for Palin against the diabolical smears when they were happening from other liberal women such as Sally Quinn and other liberal female politicians and celebrities. As I recall, SP said many kind things about Hillary when she started out. Too little, too late.

    November 16, 2009 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  7. Dean

    Too bad Hillary didn't win.

    November 16, 2009 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  8. Big Daddy

    Dear Mrs.Clinton,
    Please don't lower yourself to her..She has no clue of what is going on in todays world ! You would be better off speaking to a group of
    second graders......................

    November 16, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  9. Carnell From The Motor City!

    I'd Enjoy It For The Entertainment Value, Honestly If I Ever Met Former Alaskan Governer Sarah Palin For Coffee. I'd Be Too Busy Spitting It Out Laughing At Her, This Woman Is A Joke. The Only Reasons I Would Buy Her Book Going Rogue Is To Prop Up My Leaning Coffee Table, Use It As An Armrest, Or Let My Dog Chew Out The Pages.

    November 16, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  10. jajja

    Palin and Hillary are two tough and smart women. I would love to have coffee with both of them. Hope to see a woman president or vice president one day soon despite the sexist media out there always trying to minimize these strong women. And yes, i'm talking about you CNN.........mirroring MSNB to become the next female basher using Palin as the target is not exactly journalism at its best!!! How about doing some stories on her term as governor and all that she accomplished? oh but that's no fun..right? what does experience has anything to do with running a state or a country? how naive i am!!!!

    November 16, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  11. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    I'm sad with myself to think this way, but I have to wonder who TOLD Ms Palin about the Thatcher quote, I have a hard time imagining that she actually read it, and/or that if she DID read it, that it stuck.

    I have to say, it was a well formed thought and well written. I hope the two of them do get to sit down and talk, and I hope that Ambassador Clinton is able to see what so many of us have not... A brain.
    THEN, I hop Amb. Clinton shares her experience with us and lets the media know how she did it, so that they too can see her as an actual intellectual being.

    November 16, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  12. Really?

    Obama has the patience and mercy to sit down and talk with Palin....Clinton on the other hand, does not. I really don't think Clinton would waste her time with Palin. Clinton said she would sit down with her because it was the nice thing to say.

    November 16, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  13. The Film Professor

    Sarah Palin is not even remotely in the same league as Secretary Clinton.

    I guess they could talk about cookies, or maybe the view of Russia from Palin's front porch.

    November 16, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  14. Mike Mundy, Houston, TX

    I would watch that. Both women are very admirable. I just wish Hillary Clinton would have spoken up and out at the sexist treatment, Sarah Palin received on the campaign and even today.

    November 16, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  15. Sharon

    Good for Hilary Clinton. She can take care of herself quite well. Unfortunately if coffee meeting does occur Sarah Palin will try to badmouth Hilary. This is just how Sarah Palin has done her whole political life in Alaska and Nationally. Sarah Palin loves to lie I have discovered by intense researching of her many comments locally and nationally. Sarah feels he is "right" even when she is found to have lied. Alaska government is so corrupt. And Sarah is no different. Alaska laws and governor appointed ethics board enable all government coverups. No coincidence that so many lawmakers have been indicted by FBI there. And it wasn't Sarah who is tried to clean government up. Was the FBI. Just from a registered Republican who is very alarmed Sarah seems to get such national support with out people actually checking facts.

    November 16, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  16. ashlee

    Hilary, please don't do it, this woman is a vile human being. She will lie about the meeting with you, just to make herself look good.

    She has no regard for anyone but herself, not even her children. I still can not believe McCain choose this wrench and people really voted for her. Women, wake up to this phoney!

    November 16, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  17. Florida Dude

    I don't see the reason to meet with Palin. She will only use you as a propaganda tool. She has nothing of substance to add to the task of good government.

    November 16, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  18. independent party member

    I'd love to see this. I'm sure they'll have a very similar story about how badly they were treated by the biased and sexist media AND their own political party. Before any dem or rep party...they are women and mothers first.

    November 16, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  19. demmie

    i like Hillary and I think she'd find some common ground wtih fmr Gov. Palin

    November 16, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  20. republicans hate america

    as if Hillary needs your hat tipping. she is light years ahead of you dont you cant sit in the same state as her.

    November 16, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  21. Always a Republican

    I look forward for Clinton to sit down. Why should Sarah Palin stoop so low as to meet with Hillary? What has Hillary done to deserve an interview with Sarah Palin?

    November 16, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  22. Susan

    Oh, I'd love to see a Clinton/Palin meeting. Clinton would make toast out of the "wanna-be".

    November 16, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  23. Melissa

    That meeting should be televised. Clinton is a shrewd intelligent woman, she'd talk circles around failin Palin and embarrass the crap out of her just because Clinton is actually able to have a real conversation.

    November 16, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  24. HarryB

    Why would she do this? Hilary is a Government Official who has pleny of work on her plate, due to the misssteps of the previous administration, and a few due to the current administration. Ms. Palin, on the other hand, is a self promoting huckster who would come out of the meeting a "winner" according to her delusional fans, if she only avoids wetting herself.

    November 16, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  25. katiec

    Sure wish the "talking politics" would be televised. Hilliary would mop the floor with the barbie dolls ridiculous, unintelligent, radical religious rights stances.
    Actully, Hillary, you have much more important accomplishments to undertake than give this radical attention she does not deserve.

    November 16, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
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