Oh to be a fly on the wall for this meeting of the minds. Back in August of 2008 when John McCain announced his vice presidential pick — a pick that was aimed at winning over the block of women who’d been energized by Hillary Clinton’s long campaign — there was some uproar over the irony that after years (and years) of hard work and press abuse Clinton should have the White House snatched away from her from an unknown governor from Alaska.
Clinton remained mum on Palin for much of the remainder of the campaign (as did Obama), not that that kept people from filling in the blanks (see SNL‘s now famous cold open: “supposed to be mine!”). But now that the media is about to once again take a ride on the Palin express courtesy of this week’s release of Going Rogue, the topic of the two meeting has been raised once again, this time by Meet the Press‘ David Gregory, who asked the Secretary of State whether or not she’d have a coffee with Palin. The answer? A very gracious ‘yes.’
“Well, I absolutely would look forward to having coffee. I’ve never met her. And I think it would be, you know, very interesting to sit down and talk with her…Maybe I can make a case on some of the issues we disagree on.”
As to whether Clinton will have time to read Going Rogue, she tells Gregory: “I’m sure that, you know, I’ll see excerpts printed and, you know, snippets of interviews as I, you know, channel surf in, in Singapore and in Shanghai and in Beijing.” Me thinks I hear a very small snap (and who can blame her). Video below:
And just for good measure:
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