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Hillary Clinton Accuses Obama's 2008 Campaign Of Sexism

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Kicking off her book tour with several televised interviews, Hillary Clinton has made headlines for accusing President Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign of sexism.

In an appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, Clinton elaborated on a portion of her new book "Hard Choices" in which the former Secretary of State claims she rebuffed the Obama campaign's request to attack former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

"That very first day, the Obama campaign said, 'We want you to go out and criticize her,' " Clinton said about Palin. "Go out and criticize her? For what? For being a woman? No. Let's wait until we know where she stands,"

She added, "I think it's fair to say that I made it clear I'm not going to go attack somebody for being a woman or a man. I'm going to try and look at the issues, where they stand, what their experience is, what they intend to do and then that's fair game."

Clinton noted that she held an "awkward but necessary meeting" with Obama to clear the air on a couple of issues, including the sexism that was present in his campaign.

Meanwhile, Palin posted the excerpt from Clinton's memoir that dealt with the request to launch an attack on her on Twitter.

"Look who fired the 1st shot on the real 'war on women.' Hint: it wasn't the GOP," Palin tweeted.

Clinton, who lost the Democratic presidential nomination to Obama in 2008, is seen as the frontrunner for the nomination in 2016.

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