Hillary Clinton sidestepped a question this morning from Morning Joe‘s Mika Brzezinski about whether she thinks Sarah Palin could help solve the current financial crisis as vp or, God forbid, president. Did Clinton grim up and say to women voters what needs to be said about Palin once and for all? Of course not.

Clinton ran for cover and slithered away because she doesn’t want to alienate the under-educated Walmart Moms who voted for her during the Democratic primaries, and whose support she’ll need again if and when she runs for president in 2012. This is who and what Hillary Clinton is and always will be.