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Ah, Sarah Palin … we want you in the presidential race, but you keep making it harder and harder … for us to justify the already-thin rationalization behind that desire … err, contention.

Seriously, at some point we’re going to have to come out and admit that the only reason we’re telling people in South Carolina that you’re “good for the debate” is that we think your stems would look very good traversing our fair state over the next ten months.

Palin has great legs, people … great, great, great, great legs. Occasionally, she also sounds as if she may knows something of which she speaks, as evidenced by her recent critique of President Barack Obama’s disastrous energy policies (something Obama has been forced to respond to this week).

But Palin is also a chronic whiner … a thin-skinned political diva obsessed with her image and hypersensitive to any form of criticism.

“I’m through whining about a liberal press that holds particularly conservative women to a different standard, because it doesn’t do any good to whine about it,” Palin said on FOX News last week.

Palin was responding – or rather not responding – to remarks made by political comedian Bill Maher, who recently referred to Palin and fellow GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann as “bimbos.” Maher also dropped the infamous “C-bomb” on Palin, calling her a “cunt” (“there’s just no other word for her,” he said).

Maher’s comments earned him swift rebukes from both ends of the political spectrum.

“Sexist attacks on women have no place in our political discourse, regardless of who is attacked,” the liberal web site Daily Kos noted.

Meanwhile the conservative web site Daily Caller launched an online petition demanding that HBO take Maher off the air.

Maher was also bashed by the Feminazis over at NOW – the National Organization for Women.

“Cut the crap! Stop degrading women with whom you disagree and/or don’t like by using female body terms or other gender-associated slurs,” the organization said in a statement.

How did Palin respond to the left rallying to her defense?

“I need NOW’s defense like a fish needs a bicycle,” she said.

In the Art of War, Sun Tzu correctly noted that it is never wise to interrupt one’s enemy when they are making a mistake. Palin, however, can’t seem to help herself … righteous indignation is just part of her DNA.

And while she’s certainly sexy when she’s angry, we think she’d be sexier – and more electable – if she let some of the noise roll off of her back rather than turning every single unkind utterance and perceived slight into an excuse for another national pity party.

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