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Bill Clinton: '30 Rock' Guest Star Invitation Turned Down By Staff

First Posted: 03/04/11 09:26 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:35 PM ET

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Sorry, "30 Rock" fans. What would have been the greatest political debate of all time isn't happening quite yet.

The NY Post reports that Tina Fey reached out to Doug Band, an adviser to former President Bill Clinton, in hopes of securing a guest spot from the former Commander in Chief on the special 100th episode of the award-winning comedy.

What would that have meant? One would imagine the show's writers would have loved to write an amazing ideological tussle between Democrat Clinton and the show's hilariously conservative, Reagan-loving Republican Jack Donaghy, played by Alec Baldwin (who is, of course, famously liberal).

Unfortunately, Clinton's staff was having none of it.

"The request was made and immediately denied without asking him," a Clinton rep said.

Who knows whether the President himself would have been interested had he known. But we're sure he would agree with Liz Lemon when she said, “Can I share with you my worldview? All of humankind has one thing in common: the sandwich. I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich.”

If you're itching for Clinton in comedy, good news: he'll make a guest appearance in "The Hangover 2".

Click over to the NY Post.

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