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Sarah Palin: Kathy Griffin is a bully

Sarah Palin and Kathy Griffin
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(CBS) Sarah Palin has pulled out her Mama Grizzly claws to take a swipe at Kathy Griffin.

The former Alaska governor and tea party favorite called out the comedienne during a TV interview, when she was asked about reports that Griffin will play a Palin-type character on an upcoming episode of "Glee."

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"You know, Kathy Griffin can do anything to me or say anything about me, because you know, she's kind of this - she's a 50-year-old adult bully is really what she is," Palin told Fox News. "She's kind of a has-been comedian and she can do those things to me."

She continued, "I would just ask for respect of my children. As she had stated on CNN that her New Year's resolution was to destroy my 16-year-old daughter, that takes it a little too far. Kathy, pick on me, come up to Alaska and pick on me, but leave my kids alone."

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This isn't the first time Palin and Griffin have squared off. Griffin has poked fun at Palin and daughter Bristol for material in her comedy acts, and previously vowed make younger daughter Willow her next target.

"I've already gone for Sarah, Todd and Bristol obviously," she said in January. "But I think it's Willow's year to go down. In 2011, I want to offend a new Palin."

Griffin has not responded directly to Palin's comments, but when one of her Twitter followers alerted her to the news, she responded, "U made my day!"

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