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Karl Rove: Sarah Palin Showed Signs Of 'Enormous Thin Skin' (VIDEO)

First Posted: 08/25/11 10:37 AM ET Updated: 10/25/11 06:12 AM ET

Karl Rove Sarah Palin Thin Skin

During an appearance on Fox News on Wednesday night, Karl Rove said that Sarah Palin has shown signs of "enormous thin skin" when it comes to ongoing speculation about whether or not she will jump into the race for president in the next election cycle.

Rove recently predicted that the former Alaska governor looks as if she's prepared to make a run for the White House in 2012. On the heels of Rove weighing in on the matter, Palin's camp pushed back against what he had to say about her political ambitions.

"Three years ago DC pundits predicted with glee the demise of Sarah Palin's political career," read a note posted on the SarahPAC website earlier this week. "This past weekend their tune changed, citing false information that she has made a decision and set a date regarding a future campaign. Any professional pundit claiming to have 'inside information' regarding Governor Palin's personal decision is not only wrong but their comments are specifically intended to mislead the American public."

On Wednesday night Rove said, "I'm mystified. Look, she is all upset about this, saying I'm somehow trying to sabotage her -- 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.'"

Rove went on to say, "I'm just speculating that the kind of schedule she's keeping leads me to believe that it's more likely than not that she's going to be a candidate." He added, "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."

Below, video of what Rove had to say on Fox News.

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