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This morning, embattled Publicist to the Image-Impaired Stars Leslie Sloan Zelnik is one step closer to ordering the hacking off of client Lindsay Lohan's Blackberrying thumbs, as the prolific manifestotard's latest, ill-advised e-mail blast has once again found its way onto Page Six. Her latest subject: How preparing for her upcoming role as a stripper has given the actress a newfound respect for the hard-working women of the exotic dancing industry:

An e-mail she sent to pals last week has the subject title: "They're all whores, they're all whores . . . xcept for some obviously!" Lohan wrote in the note, "So . . . 3 hours of pole dancing and bruised. everywhere . . . I mean we're talkin' like, UPPER AND INNER THIGH ACTION-bruised . . . like a walking black-and-blue mark.

"I mean really though, really, I didn't know it was actually possible to have bruises in such areas of the body. Strippers dude, I tell you, I really respect the [c-word]s now. . . I'm not gonna lie to ya."

Lohan's rep, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, said, "She's been in rehearsals for the film and has been taking classes from Sheila Kelly." Kelly developed the famed "S Factor: Aerobic Striptease Workout and Pole Dancing." "Her character is a stripper, and she now realizes that the job isn't easy. We should give these women credit," Zelnik told Page Six.

Kudos to Zelnik for even attempting a save on this one by recasting it as an expression of her client's appreciation of the "whores" (except for some obviously! LOL! Just kidding, c-words!) who make a living on that thigh-battering pole. The flack is obviously thinking two steps ahead of her tabloid-bait charge, knowing that when Lohan winds up on stage at Crazy Girls at 3 a.m. on Christmas Eve, she's already publicly established the plausibility of a "she's just doing some research in the field" excuse, one that could even conceivably cover why she was giving champagne-room lapdances in a Slutty Mrs. Claus costume.