(TODAY) Hillary Clinton refused to go along with a request by the 2008 Obama presidential campaign to attack Sarah Palin immediately after she was tapped as Sen. John McCain’s Republican running mate, the former secretary of state revealed in a new interview airing Tuesday.

“The day she was nominated, the Obama campaign did contact me and asked me if I would attack her,” Clinton said in an interview with NBC’s Cynthia McFadden, airing in full tonight on Nightly News.

“I said, ‘Attack her for what — for being a woman? Attack her for being on a ticket that’s trying to draw attention? There’ll be plenty of time to do what I think you should do in politics, which is draw distinctions.’”

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