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Presumed Republican presidential candidate Sarah Palin defended her 16-year-old daughter’s profane, bigoted and conceited response to a Facebook critic as a natural reaction to “injustice.”

Appearing on FOX News, Palin said her family had “thick skin” and “can take what the haters say,” although a recent Facebook spat starring her two daughters – 20-year-old Bristol and 16-year-old Willow – would seem to indicate otherwise.

Last week’s online drama started when a former classmate of Willow’s criticized the premiere of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” on TLC.

“Sarah Palin’s Alaska, is failing soo hard right now,” the amateur teenage critic wrote on his Facebook page.

“Your so gay,” Willow responded.

“Your such a faggot,” she added a moment later.

The spat escalated from there, with Willow and her sister unloading on their critics with multiple profane outbursts.

Later, when the tide turned against the foul-mouthed Palin girls, Willow chimes in with the comment, “sorry that all you guys are jealous of my families success and you guys aren’t goin to go anywhere with your lives.”

Classy, right?

Somehow, though, Sarah Palin has managed to turn this incident around into an injustice perpetrated against her supposedly “thick-skinned” family.

“Look at the other day … Willow, finally, my 16 year old, she had had it up to here with somebody saying very, very hateful things about the family and saying mean things about her little brother Trig, and Willow finally responded and she used a bad word when she responded in defense of her family,” Palin said in an interview with Sean Hannity. “And her response became national news, even hard news copy it turned into, so that’s ridiculous and I had to explain to her, ‘Willow, there is no justice here but you have to just zip your lip and let’s move forward.'”

Wait a minute … since when did a high school kid saying that he didn’t like Sarah Palin’s new reality TV show constitute a “very, very hateful” thing? Or some manner of “injustice?”

Or is this (more likely) just another example of Palin projecting her perpetual victimhood onto her daughters, who are apparently as narrow-minded and foul-mouthed as they are easy to get into bed?

Here are the Facebook posts so that you can judge for yourselves …

Frankly, we think it’s obvious that the Palin girls dramatically overreacted to a mild criticism of their mother’s show – but God forbid their mother let that get in the way of her presidential aspirations.