Karl Rove says Palin needs 'thicker skin'

Karl Rove, former adviser to President George Bush, slammed former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R) for getting upset that he speculated about her future as a candidate.

"She's a player and so if she doesn't want to be speculated about then end the speculation by saying 'I'm not going to be a candidate,' until then I would just recommend she get a slightly thicker skin because if she's going to have this thin a skin now…how is she going to react if she does get into the campaign," said Rove.

Rove told Fox News Wednesday that Palin's reaction to his speculation was "weird." 

He predicted Palin is likely to be a presidential candidate, citing her schedule and numerous trips to Iowa. He said she has the potential to be a big factor in the election.