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Sarah Palin to Kathy Griffin: 'Come up to Alaska and pick on me'

March 7, 2011 |  2:55 pm

Ever since Sarah Palin came into the media spotlight, she has been fodder for comedians. But Kathy Griffin has apparently pushed too far, and Palin is firing back.

The also controversial  comedian -- who, perhaps not coincidentally, will  be playing the role of a Sarah Palin-like conservative politician on an upcoming episode of "Glee" -- has been particularly biting in her snark about Palin and her family. The most recent swipe was at Palin's daughter Bristol and her apparent weight gain while on "Dancing with the Stars." Griffin called her "White Precious."

"Kathy Griffin can do anything to me or say anything about me," Palin said in an interview Saturday with Fox News host Jeanine Piro, herself a former Republican politician in New York.

"She’s a 50-year-old adult bully, really is what she is, kind of a has-been comedienne."

Meanwhile, Jane Lynch described Griffin's role on "Glee" to "Access Hollywood": "She wears this very Sarah Palin outfit and she’s very righteous… She’s pretty amazing in it!" Lynch continued, "I don’t think anyone can out-Tina Tina Fey in the Sarah Palin department. But Kathy Griffin puts her stamp on her own Sarah Palin character, so it’s great.”

In the Fox interview, Palin dared Griffin to come up to Alaska. "Come up to Alaska and pick on me," Palin said. "But leave my kids alone."


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-- Rick Rojas