Nov 16, 2009
via Tales from the Trail

Clinton open to coffee with Palin

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is open to having coffee with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, whose new book about the 2008 presidential campaign is stirring controversy.”I absolutely would look forward to having coffee,” Clinton said from Singapore¬† Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”Clinton told ABC’s “This Week” that she would look forward to having a chance to actually get to meet Palin.Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, gives a nod to Clinton in her book, “Going Rogue: An American Life.” Clinton lost the race for the Democratic presidential nomination to Barack Obama.Palin, a popular conservative firebrand who has been communicating mostly via Facebook since quitting as governor, opens a campaign-style book tour on Tuesday that will hit a dozen states.Is she laying the groundwork for a 2012 presidential campaign, or simply selling her book, which currently sits atop the Amazon.com Top 100 Books list?For the moment, all that she is saying (on Facebook early Sunday) is that she’s looking forward to the tour. “I’m most looking forward to meeting many of you, shaking your hands, and telling you, ‘Thanks for loving America,’” Palin says.