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Hillary implies Obama campaign used gender attack against Sarah Palin

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File

One-time presidential candidate Hillary Clinton refused to go along with an Obama campaign attack against Sarah Palin in 2008 that she saw as gender baiting, according to an except from her new memoir reported Friday.

NBC News’ Kelly O’Donnell said during a morning segment on “The Today Show” that despite reconciling with the Obama camp after the primaries, Clinton didn’t endorse the campaign’s anti-Palin line upon her selection as John McCain’s vice-presidential nominee.

“When Sarah Palin was picked by John McCain, Clinton refused to back up a ‘dismissive statement’ from Obama’s campaign,” O’Donnell reported.

“‘I was not going to attack Palin just for being a woman appealing for support from other women … so I said no,'” Clinton wrote in the book, O’Donnell continued.

“Today” has a few other revelations from the memoir here.

Clinton’s book, “Hard Choices,” is due out June 10.


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