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Sarah Palin Just Set the Internet Buzzing With a Message to Piers Morgan (and It Involves a Big, Dead Animal)

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"Kind of busy right now"

Former Gov. of Alaska Sarah Palin speaks during the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority 2013 conference, Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Washington. (AP)

Well, that's one way to say no.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) posted on Facebook a photo of herself smiling with what appears to be a dead bear as a way to decline an invite from CNN's Piers Morgan to appear on his show.

"Piers: Kind of busy right now," reads the text on the photo, which features a hazy border.

Sarah Palin/Facebook

Included in the post was a message from Palin to Morgan:

Oh dear Piers, thank you so much for all your invitations to appear on your shambolic show, including the adoring message you sent. But is it still any wonder why I've politely responded that I'm too busy doing, um, er... pretty much anything to accept the invite? (At least I didn't tell you to "get stuffed".) And to all our British friends: we ask, what did your friends across the pond ever do to you to deserve your Piers? [smiley face]"

Palin's message also linked to an article at Breitbart.com which covered a tweet Morgan sent out Thursday: "And she's back!" Morgan tweeted, linking to a story at the satire news site The Daily Currant, which joked that Palin had said in a TV interview that Jesus celebrated Easter.

Morgan shot back at Palin with a series of tweets:

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/393769587751124992"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/393769848389378048"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/393770910110339072"]

Palin's Facebook post had received more than 14,000 "likes" as of Friday afternoon.

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