Palin: Kathy Griffin ‘a 50-year-old adult bully’

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin stood up to comedian Kathy Griffin, who has repeatedly criticized her family in stand-up acts, during a Saturday interview with Fox News.

When asked her opinion of the rumor that Griffin is set to play a Palin-inspired character on “Glee,” Palin said, “You know Kathy Griffin can do anything to me or say anything about me because you know she’s…she’s a 50-year-old adult bully, really is what she is, kind of a has-been comedienne, and she can do those things to me.”

Last year, Griffin made fun of Bristol Palin for being overweight and “gain[ing] like 30 pounds a week [during Dancing with the Stars].” At the beginning of this year, Griffin said she’d spend 2011 targeting 16-year-old Willow Palin in an effort to find a new Palin family member to harass. In 2009, Griffin received flak for calling Palin’s baby Trig, who has Down’s Syndrome, a “retarded baby.”

Mama Grizzly Palin made it clear during her Fox interview that Griffin should poke fun at her rather than her kin.

“I would just ask, you know, for respect to my children, as she had stated on CNN that her New Years Resolution was to destroy my 16-year-old daughter, that takes it a little bit too far,” Palin said. “Kathy, pick on me, come up to Alaska and pick on me, but leave my kids alone.”

[WATCH: Palin challenge Griffin to venture to Alaska]