EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Palin gives infamous nude-dude clearinghouse Playgirl a stern talkin' to in her new book, 'America by Heart,' saying they exploited and spoiled her once-possible-son-in-law Levi Johnston when he posed for the magazine earlier this year. Naturally, Playgirl isn't taking the criticism lying down.

"It was disgusting to watch as his fifteen minutes of fame were exploited by supposed adults taking advantage of a lost kid," Palin writes in a leaked excerpt from 'America,' adding, "Our hearts broke for him and the price he would pay."

Playgirl VP of Marketing Daniel Nardicio has responded to Palin's comments, telling PopEater (via Naughty But Nice Rob) that the one-time Alaskan governor is being "absolutely absurd."

"Making Levi, who's an adult by the way, a victim is a fantasy," Nardicio tells us. "Much like her bid for the Presidency. It was more disgusting to watch her parade him around the Republican National Convention when anyone with a brain knew he wasn't going to marry Bristol after the election. It was a total stunt. The only 'price he had to pay' was child support."