Hillary Clinton: Barack Obama 2008 Campaign Wanted Her to Attack Sarah Palin

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Hillary Clinton: Barack Obama 2008 Campaign Wanted Her to Attack Sarah Palin

Well, this is sure to set Alaska’s half-term governor Sarah Palin off again….Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton refused to go along with then-candidate Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign request to attack Sarah Palin immediately after she was picked by John McCain as his running mate.

Clinton said in an interview with NBC’s Cynthia McFadden, “The day she was nominated, the Obama campaign did contact me and asked me if I would attack her. I said, ‘attack her for what — for being a woman? Attack her for being on a ticket that’s trying to draw attention? There’ll be plenty of time to do what I think you should do in politics, which is draw distinctions.”

Of course, Sarah Palin couldn’t take the high road and pass on wallowing in the muck:

 Hillary Clinton: Barack Obama 2008 Campaign Wanted Her to Attack Sarah Palin
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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist, blogger and social media consultant. Janet specializes in political and social commentary, as well as business writing. She is the founder and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette. She is putting the finishing touches on her new novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay, Jamaica.
  • http://withintheblackcommunity.blogspot.com Constructive_Feedback

    Wow Janet! You are an asset to “Women In Journalism”.

    Instead of crafting an article by which you ask:

    * (As Clinton did) “WHY was another female candidate (Clinton) being asked to ATTACK another woman”?

    * Were any of the other male Democrats asked by the Obama 2008 campaign to attack Sarah Palin?

    YOU INSTEAD frame your article on:

    *Sarah Palin is sure to get riled up
    * Showed an artifact about Sarah Palin getting riled up
    * And then closed by focusing on SARAH PALIN needing to TAKE THE HIGH ROAD.

    I can just imagine if a new book by Michael Steel told of how BLACK REPUBLICANS were called out to ATTACK CANDIDATE OBAMA – you know – how the “Paid Blacks” on MSNBC were sought after to go after Herman Cain – that YOU would have composed a very, very different article than you have done here.