Sarah On Hillary: Then And Now
Speaking with Charlie Gibson in part 3 of her interview, Sarah Palin had some nice words for Hillary Clinton:
“I think he [Barack Obama]’s regretting not picking her now, I do. What, what determination, and grit, and even grace through some tough shots that were fired her way — she handled those well,”
But at a Newsweek forum in August her words about Hillary weren’t so glowing:
Newsweek: Sarah Palin you are a Republican and a conservative one at that. It’s unlikely that you and Hillary would agree on too many issues. But, yet, as a woman, chief executive-someone who’s been through the grinder-when you look at the coverage and you listen to the conversations, what do you see?
Sarah Palin:I think she does herself a disservice to even mention it, really. You have to plow through that and know what you’re getting into. I say this with all due respect to Hillary Clinton and to her experience and to her passion for changing the status quo. But when I hear a statement like that coming from a women candidate with any kind of perceived whine about that excess criticism or a sharper microscope put on her, I think, man, that doesn’t do us any good. Women in politics, women in general wanting to progress this country, I don’t think it bodes well for her, a statement like that…Work harder, prove to yourself to an even greater degree that you’re capable, that you’re going to be the best candidate. That’s what she wants us to believe at this point. So it bothers me a little bit to hear her bring that attention to herself on that level.
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