Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin has spoken out against her longtime critic Kathy Griffin, describing the popular comedienne as a "has-been".
Palin made the comments during an interview on Fox News, after being asked how she feels about Griffin's regular mocking of Palin and her family.
"You know, Kathy Griffin can do anything to me or say anything about me because you know, she's a 50-year-old adult bully is what she really is," Palin said, when asked her opinion of the comic.
"She's kind of a has-been comedienne and she can do those things to me, I would just ask for the respect of my children," the politician continued..
Palin then criticised a previous comment from Griffin in which she purportedly claimed that her New Year's resolution was to destroy Palin's daughter Bristol.
"Kathy, pick on me, come up to Alaska and pick on me, but leave my kids alone," Palin added.
Towards the end of last year, Palin admitted that she was currently considering running in the 2012 US Presidential Elections.