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Following Scotland's historic vote on independence from the U.K.

Following Scotland's historic vote on independence from the U.K.

June 6th, 2014
05:04 PM ET

The time Obama asked Hillary to attack Palin

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton dishes on the Obama campaign's reaction to then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's selection as Sen. John McCain's running mate, and why she declined to follow the Obama campaign's playbook on slamming the pick, in her upcoming book, "Hard Choices," a copy of which has been obtained CBS News.

While the campaign issued a "dismissive statement" and urged Clinton to do the same, the then-senator from New York writes that she declined.

"I wouldn't. I was not going to attack Palin just for being a woman appealing for support from other women," Clinton writes. "I didn't think it made political sense, and it didn't feel right. So I said no."

Our politics panel with Center for American Progress' Neera Tanden, former policy director for Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign, and CNN's Brianna Keilar dive into the memoir's revelations.

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