Hillary Clinton was set to headline at a rally opposite the UN by several Israeli groups to protest Iran’s President Ahmadinejad’s annual visit to the UN.

When she found out that Sarah Palin was also scheduled to speak, she canceled.

Kate brings us the AP story “Clinton blindsided by scheduled event with Palin”:

“Her attendance was news to us, and this was never billed to us as a partisan political event,” said Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines. “Sen. Clinton will therefore not be attending.”

How on earth can an event that features the top Democrat woman and the top Republican woman be remotely considered partisan?

Looking at the headline of the story and the first graf:

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has canceled an appearance at a New York rally next week after organizers blindsided her by inviting Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, aides to the senator said Tuesday.

you can see what the real story is…
Hillary Clinton wasn’t consulted about inviting Sarah Palin to speak at the event. She’s miffed at that.

Update: See Fausta’s great little piece on Sarah Palin at LadyBlog.

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