Taking a page from squabbling Democrats, two high-profile Republicans are engaging in some very public infighting. It's Karl Rove vs. Sarah Palin, with Rove accusing Palin of having "thin skin."
According to a report in the New York Daily News, this all began on Sunday when Rove predicted that Palin would enter the 2012 race for president.
Palin's political action committee then fired off a statement that without naming Rove, implied that a "pundit" was out to get Palin. SarahPAC wrote:
Any professional pundit claiming to have "inside information" regarding Gov. Palin's personal decision is not only wrong but their comments are specifically intended to mislead the American public.
The man known as "Bush's Brain" knew exactly who that "pundit" was and went on Fox News on Wednesday to defend himself.
"Look, (Palin) is all upset about this, saying I'm somehow trying to sabotage her campaign, sabotage her in some way and that how dare I speculate on her future. Look, if she doesn't want to be speculated about as a potential presidential candidate, there's an easy way to end the speculation. Simply say, 'I'm not running.'"
Then came the comment that is sure to sting Palin -- about her inability to take any kind of criticism.
"It is a sign of enormous thin skin that if we speculate about her she gets upset, and I suspect if we didn't speculate about her, she'd be upset and try and find a way to get us to speculate about her."
Rove, who knows a thing or two about presidential campaigns, offered some unsolicited advice to Palin.
"I would just recommend she might get a slightly thicker skin because if she's got this thin a skin now, how's she going to react if she does get into the campaign and gets the scrutiny that every presidential candidate does get? I mean, that's not going to be a pretty sight."