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Bill Clinton Called Palin

Buried in a New York Times article about Fox News host Greta Van Susteren's too-cozy relationship with the Palins is this nugget: Sarah Palin relied on Van Susteren's husband, John Coale, to verify a call from Bill Clinton. Coale, a former supporter of Hillary Clinton, switched to back McCain-Palin and has been criticized for his advice to the Palins considering Van Susteren's job. "He confirmed that Mr. Clinton was indeed trying to reach her," the Times writes. Why the former president reached out to her—and whether they actually talked—is unclear.