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Sarah Palin praised Hillary Clinton for recounting in her memoir her decision not to attack Palin in 2008 when Republican Sen. John McCain chose the conservative firebrand as his running mate.

Once then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama bested Clinton in the Democratic primary, his campaign focused on their Republican opponents -- including Palin, the first GOP female vice presidential nominee.

Palin said in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter published Monday that she "appreciated (Clinton's) boldness" in detailing in her book "Hard Choices" her refusal to follow the Obama campaign's playbook on slamming Palin on the Republican ticket.

Asked if she'd read Clinton's new memoir, which mostly focused on her time as secretary of state, the former Alaska governor said: "So far just the passage about me because an attorney sent the passage to me."

In the book, Clinton wrote that when Palin was announced, the Obama campaign issued a "dismissive statement" and urged Clinton to do the same. The then-senator from New York said she declined.

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

Palin commended Clinton's refusal to engage.

The Obama campaign, Palin said "...couldn't attack my record as an executive, a Mayor, a Governor, an energy resources commissioner, nor a wife and mother, so ratcheting it all down she surmised the attacks would be based on gender! How passé. How mighty hypocritical."

Palin continued: "Hillary refused to engage. I appreciated her boldness in explaining that behind-the-scenes campaign tactic of Obama's."

As this particular portion of Clinton's book gain traction in news reports, the Obama campaign pushed back on the idea that they attacked Palin for being a woman.

Palin's comments come as the Sportsman Channel announced Monday it would renew its show "Amazing America with Sarah Palin" for a second season.

The show, which features the tea party favorite and highlights American outdoor culture, spurred the network "to triple-digit year-over-year growth in households and key male demographics," according to the Sportsman Channel.

In the interview, Palin also suggested that she could fill an upcoming gap in popular daytime television.

"I hear everyone recently got canned from The View," she said.

"Maybe a show like that needs a punch of reality and a voice of reason from America's heartland to knock some humble sense into their scripts. You know, someone willing to go rogue."