(CNN) – Karl Rove accused Sarah Palin of "thin skin" over a message from her political action committee criticizing the speculation surrounding her presidential intentions.
"It is a sign of enormous thin skin if we speculate about her, she gets upset, and I suspect if we didn't speculate about her, she'd be upset and trying to find a way to get us to speculate about her," Rove said Wednesday night of Fox News.
The statement from SarahPAC, released Monday, said the predictions are "intended to mislead the American people" and "fuel the 24 hour news cycle."
The post followed Rove's comments Sunday when he said the release of a web ad and the former Alaska governor's travel schedule are evidence she is more likely than not to jump into the race.
But Rove, a former adviser to President George W. Bush, said if Palin is unhappy with the speculation she should "simply say 'I'm not running.'"
"Instead, every time she pops up in the public eye – like she did on CNN at the Iowa State Fair a number of days ago – she said 'I haven't made a decision,'" Rove said.
The former 2008 vice presidential candidate is expected to address a tea party event in Iowa on September 3. When asked recently in Iowa if she would be ready to join the race by Labor Day, Palin said "I doubt it."
Encouraging people like Palin is bad for the Republican party and the USof A. If you want to make sure Obama wins a second term go ahead and encourage her.
I could not care less if she is Thin-skinned
It’s her lack of business acumen, foreigner policy skills and basic common sense that worries me.
Palin hasn't decided if there are enough millions in it for her yet..........
Dominican momma 4 Obama – You are one more retarded Obama person. Like him you have not enough brains to take your hand out of the fire. Stay in the Dominican Republic. Obama should have stayed in Nigeria. The only thing he has accomplished. Pulling the world's biggest fraud this country has ever seen. But the truth will set him up to be tarred and feathered. RUN BOY RUN.
I don't who would come out the bigger fool in the primary debates if Palin threw her hat in: Palin, Perry, Bachmann, or Mitt. Yes, even 'No ComMitt' Romney is looking like he's coming unglued. We are one PITIFUL country if this is the best we can do, America..
Rove, you are right on.
Now, when will Axelrod admit that another executive, Obama, has been a been a failure?
Sarah Palin is not running. Absolutely not running. So relax.
At some point, the CIA is going to have to take her out for the sake of this nation.. She needs to be silenced.
Don't trust either one but I agree with the Devil Rove. As a progressive leftist, I actually agree with him. Palin thrives on attention. She is playing cat and mouse and all of us have fallen into the game. I hate myself for posting.
I bet Rove would change his tune if Ms. Palin asked him to sign on as political consultant.
@ Democrat Class Warfare – Destroying the economy, destroying the country
"thin skinned" is when the lefties on this blog hurl every vile comment in the book at every Republican, and then get all bent out ofshape when the same is done to one of their government welfare enablers.
No sire, " thin-skinned" is when you get up every morning realizing that your fantasy world is just that, a fantasy. We just enjoy seeing the contorted efforts you make trying to justify mediocrity in your leaders, and actually trying to make that a virtue. I just get a a kick out of seeing you deify people who have not accomplished anything in terms of policy, yet you denigrate and malign anyone who does. Government was not set up to enable subsidies for millionaires, either.
Who cares about Palin running at this point. She is not qualified to be Pres. anyway.
Palin’s problem is not her ‘thin skin’…Her problem is her ‘thin intelligence’.
One word. .... "DUH!" Tell me it ain't so! Miss Sarah has thin skin! I would NEVER have guessed that from the past. I'm reminded that Rove was the brains on Team W. Is it any wonder he left office with the USA in disarray? What a dimwit!
"It is a sign of enormous thin skin if we speculate about her, she gets upset, and I suspect if we didn't speculate about her, she'd be upset and trying to find a way to get us to speculate about her."
That's more inflated ego, than it is thin skin.
She's pretty easy to figure out. but i would like to see karl rove's mug thrown in the media like she has been, and go through what her kids went through. see how he likes walking in those shoes.
What is so thin skinned about being correct?
Who cares what Karl Roves thinks or says – his boy is outta the White House and we don't care about any "rovisms"
I thought it had something to do with 'hot dogs'! Now THAT would've caused a commotion. Marital indiscretions, even multiple ones, are easily brushed under the rug, prayed over by Rethugs, and forgotten just in time for the election.
But 'hot dog' olympics is too much for these hypocrite 'homophobes' to let slide, so to speak!
Yep, absolutely thin in the brain department. Sarah, get that front tooth fixed the next time the bus rolls by a dentist.
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. I once posed an alternative view to Rove about the 2010 O'Donnell race and got a reply on his behalf that was dismissive, accusatory and defensive. Talk about thin skin! But maybe that's because he's gotten so obese.
Like this is something that the thinking 75% in America haven't figured out on their own? Thank You Turd Blossom!
Dominican momma 4 Obama – You are one more retarded Obama person. Like him you have not enough brains to take your hand out of the fire. Stay in the Dominican Republic. Obama should have stayed in Nigeria.
Does this mean you WILL NOT be attending President Obama's SECOND inauguration field1stsgt sir?!!!!!
"If Obama is so smart and Palin, Perry...etc are so stupid than maybe we should vote for stupid because the `smart` guy in charge seems to be making things worse......"
Hey Mary, we did. 8 years of Bush...el stupido!!!! No mas!!!
Recently in the world of "duh"...
Her problem isn't her thin skin... it's her thick skull.