Clinton declined Obama '08 request to attack Palin

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Associated Press

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 10 at 11:05 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says that shortly after Sarah Palin was nominated as the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, the Obama campaign proposed that Clinton go on the attack against her. Clinton says she refused.

"The Obama campaign did contact me and asked me if I would attack her," Clinton told NBC in an interview that aired Tuesday. "I said, 'Attack her for what, for being a woman? Attack her for being on a ticket that's ... trying to draw attention?'"

Clinton said she told the campaign, "There'll be plenty of time to do what I think you should do in politics, which is draw distinctions."

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