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Bachmann campaign manager rips Palin: She 'has not been serious' (Ed Rollins, naturally!)
The Daily Caller ^ | June 7, 2011 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 06/07/2011 9:42:05 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

This could be some of the early shots in the contest for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.

On Tuesday’s “Kilmeade and Friends” on the Fox News Radio network, former Huckabee campaign manager Ed Rollins, who signed up with potential presidential candidate Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann on Monday, explained why he decided to join the Bachmann camp.

“Well I’m going to work for Michele Bachmann if she runs,” Rollins said. “That’s the one that intrigues me the most at this point and I think to a certain extent she’s articulate, she’s a conservative. She’s got a great story to tell. She’s on the Intelligence Committee. You know, she’s unknown to the national audience, but she’ll become known and that’s the candidacy that I’m going to work for if she runs.”

But Rollins, with his own history of playing offense in presidential campaigns, took a few shots at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who could be a potential rival for Bachmann.

“Sarah has not been serious over the last couple of years,” Rollins said. “She got the vice-presidential thing handed to her. She didn’t go to work in the sense of trying gain more substance. She gave up her governorship. You know, I think Michele Bachmann and others have worked hard. She has been a leader of the Tea Party, which is a very important element here. She’s an attorney, done extraordinary things with family values and what have you. So I think she will connect. She’s a great, great communicator and I would say in the race right [now] today, she is probably the best communicator.”

(AUDIO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Minnesota; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: bachmann; congress; edrollins; michelebachmann; minnesota; palin; romneystalkinghorse; sarahpalin; teaparty; teapartyrebellion
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She'd better let him go or get him back on the reservation, pronto! Who does Ed think did the most work towards our election upset in 2010, Mike Huckabee? Sounds like he's channeling Karl Rove, Steve Schmidt, Chuck Krauthammer (D-Canada) or George Will.
1 posted on 06/07/2011 9:42:09 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How many will actually bother to look up Bachmann’s number, and tell her Ed’s remarks about Governor Palin, are not the way to go???

I did...


2 posted on 06/07/2011 9:45:18 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ok Bachmann... test number one... fire him or else... you are already on probation.

LLS


3 posted on 06/07/2011 9:45:26 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ed Rollins is a smart guy but he has a dumb mouth. He spouts off like this and then later is either fired or has to back track.


4 posted on 06/07/2011 9:46:46 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (The United States Marine Corps, your greatest friend or your worst enemy. YOU choose.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bachmann made a huge mistake by adding this RINO jerkoff to his campaign. AFAIC she is not a serious conservative candidate now, and I was more than willing to give her serious consideration.


5 posted on 06/07/2011 9:48:08 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pubbie Elitists, if they are smart had better back off the backstabbing of Palin, it won’t work and will make her stronger.

But they probably won’t back off, no one ever said they were very smart. hee hee hee


6 posted on 06/07/2011 9:48:15 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bachmann obviously didn’t lay down any ground rules. She better reign in her loose cannon.


7 posted on 06/07/2011 9:48:23 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The political establishment, regardless of party, is what has put us in the mess we are in today.

The political establishment, regardless of party, really hates Sarah.

Something can be gleaned from this, I believe.


8 posted on 06/07/2011 9:48:57 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Texas Fossil

Damn the professional “handlers” they are amoral and part of the reason the nation is in dire straits.


9 posted on 06/07/2011 9:50:43 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll give him respect, in that he worked for President Ronald Reagan, and that he managed his campaigns......but my respect for him, has thinned a whole lot over the last few years.


10 posted on 06/07/2011 9:51:49 AM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So why leave the RINO (Romney) alone who is in the race now?


11 posted on 06/07/2011 9:52:46 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Welcome to the Willard Romney, "It's My Turn" tour..................)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bachmann hired Ed Rollins??? Hardly an auspicious start.


12 posted on 06/07/2011 9:53:33 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (They think "just because she's right on every damn issue doesn't give her enough credibility.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rollins can kiss my ass.


13 posted on 06/07/2011 9:53:43 AM PDT by sport
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To: Sybeck1

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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14 posted on 06/07/2011 9:53:52 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Free Vulcan

The Republican version of Chris Lehane.


15 posted on 06/07/2011 9:54:38 AM PDT by daniel boob (Just say NO to Mitt)
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To: All

Here’s that number if anyone wants to call: (651) 260-4648.

Also, 651-731-5400 and 320-253-5931


16 posted on 06/07/2011 9:58:17 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rollins is an unprincipled loose cannon. If Michele Bachmann wants to be taken seriously, she will hand him his walking papers TODAY.
17 posted on 06/07/2011 9:58:50 AM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin, driving the MSM crazy one day at a time.)
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To: dirtboy
Rollins is an idiot. If Bachmann chooses this goon, it will reflect on her in no time. In case anyone is curious about Rollins, here's something to consider.
18 posted on 06/07/2011 9:59:16 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bachmann better dump Ed Rollins this insane dip or she is done.
19 posted on 06/07/2011 9:59:50 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: The Bronze Titan

You should send that to her people.


20 posted on 06/07/2011 10:01:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: JPG

I agree, she should fire him ASAP.
The scarey thing is, Bachmann hired him in the first place.
It shows Bachmann’s poor vetting, poor judgement or her real intentions.
Not a good start.


21 posted on 06/07/2011 10:02:00 AM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When does David Gergen sign on?


22 posted on 06/07/2011 10:02:12 AM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rollins is a POS and a bad decision for Michelle to bring him onboard.
23 posted on 06/07/2011 10:02:20 AM PDT by McGruff (Run Sarah, Run. Restore this country to what it once was.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Anyone working with Bachman will be making a HUGE mistake if they attach Palin.
They just don't get it....

Most of us would tend to have favorable opinions of both candidates, and would look very harshly on paid political hacks trying to play us off against each other. We are not enemies.
Types like Romney are the common enemy. If the paid political hacks don't get that; they are morons.

24 posted on 06/07/2011 10:03:54 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (2008 was about words; 2012 will be about numbers)
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To: Mr. Bird

25 posted on 06/07/2011 10:06:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bachman...Palin I like both of them. Rollins has always been and remains a douchebag.


26 posted on 06/07/2011 10:09:50 AM PDT by Grunthor (Make the lefts' collective brain cell implode; Cain/Bolton 2012.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Major screwup. Fatal as far as I’m concerned. No more money from me, Michele, even though you rep the district next to mine. Sounds also like she’s channeling Newt and Slick Willard. Why the propensity to kill a campaign before it’s even out of the gate?


27 posted on 06/07/2011 10:10:09 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What rock did Bachmann find this pimp of the election industry under? I thought after his disastrous performance for Christie Whitless in NJ, that he would keep his eyes open and his big fat mouth shut.

Another RINO added to Tokyo Rove, Sour Krauthammer, Dana Perugino, Sean Vanity, et al!
28 posted on 06/07/2011 10:12:21 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is bad timing. Way too early.


29 posted on 06/07/2011 10:13:15 AM PDT by texmexis best
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do you think rollins might have tried to sign on with Palin and she turned him down? This sounds like the sour grape flavor of the week.


30 posted on 06/07/2011 10:14:28 AM PDT by MestaMachine (If you want to pillage,plunder,destroy, blaspheme,or defile, become a muslim, or name yourself obama)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Don’t piss off the Mama Grizzly.


31 posted on 06/07/2011 10:17:27 AM PDT by OriginalChristian (The end of America, as founded, began when the first Career Politician was elected...)
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To: dirtboy

I agree. When I heard Bachmann hired Rollins my opinion of her declined. Ilk like Rollins and Rove were up to their eyballs getting us into this mess. These guys totally perverted politics.

Right away the fool starts attacking Palin. What I want to hear is what Bachmann believes. If I like that, then I want to hear how she will create and/or change policies to mirror those beliefs—assuming she has more than one belief.

Talk about serious pres. contender. If Bachmann persists in retaining Rollins she assumes the mantle of being the unserious pretender.


32 posted on 06/07/2011 10:23:12 AM PDT by dools0007world
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Anyone working with Bachman will be making a HUGE mistake if they attach Palin.

Especially when they are just regurgitating a lot of the typical left-wing/PDS attacks against Palin.

It is one thing to elaborate about policy differences. But this was a straight hack job by Rollins. Bachmann, if she wants any continuing support from the right, should toss him overboard first chance she gets. But I doubt she will.

33 posted on 06/07/2011 10:25:28 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the stupids just dont get it.


34 posted on 06/07/2011 10:28:26 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Mr. Jazzy
Ed Rollins is a smart guy but he has a dumb mouth. He spouts off like this and then later is either fired or has to back track.

He did something similar when he took over Huckabee's campaign and attacked Rush Limbaugh.

35 posted on 06/07/2011 10:32:45 AM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
GOPDARTS
36 posted on 06/07/2011 10:33:40 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The more they spew on Sarah, the more powerful she becomes.
She can pull in the money.

I think she may go for a senate seat for now.


37 posted on 06/07/2011 10:36:52 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE out the RATS! Go Sarah!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I would guess that if Palin were to drop out (or fail to enter) the presidential race that a lot of her support would go to Michelle Bachmann (or so Ms. Bachmann calculates). So she has her proxy go after her rival early. It isn’t pretty. Politics ain’t beanbags.

As things sit we are on schedule to have Mitt Romney as the GOP nominee. He’s running ahead in Iowa and he’s got that ‘favorite son’ thing going in New England. South Carolina might be too late to derail the Romney train.

Just sayin’.


38 posted on 06/07/2011 10:38:18 AM PDT by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: Mr. Jazzy
Ed Rollins is a smart guy but.....

That comment is attributed to nearly every inside-the-beltway elitist. Who is it that determines they are smart? If you look at the condition of our country under their governance, it certainly is hard to prove the "smart" claim.

39 posted on 06/07/2011 10:39:38 AM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Usually the republicans go with a RINO presidential candidate and tack on a conservative VP. Why not do it in reverse? Go with a conservative candidate and then tack on a RINO VP for grins? If the republicans just have to have a RINO on the ticket put them as VP. :-).

Mike Turner is a representative from Ohio, a swing state. He doesn’t really add much but does have a cool name when added to michele’s.

Bachmann - Turner overdrive

(humor alert for those serious types that did not figure it already)


40 posted on 06/07/2011 10:40:48 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: JPG; All

How do we know that he isn’t articulating Bachmann’s views exactly?


41 posted on 06/07/2011 10:40:54 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: dirtboy

Please offer some proof that Rollins is a rino. Reagan was rather fond of him, so I’m inclined to skepticism on this one.


42 posted on 06/07/2011 10:43:19 AM PDT by Melas (Sent via Galaxy Tab)
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To: Melas

Coming from one of FR’s leading RINO apologists, that’s pretty funny, but I’ll be glad to provide it to you, I just doubt you’ll give much of a fig.


43 posted on 06/07/2011 10:45:14 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: FrankR

You do really good work.


44 posted on 06/07/2011 10:45:48 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: dirtboy

Stick to the facts. Cutting at me accomplishes nothing. Let’s hear why Rollins is such a rino instead.


45 posted on 06/07/2011 10:47:00 AM PDT by Melas (Sent via Galaxy Tab)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like this lady but she is not going to be the president of this country. I would not vote for her for that position - another one maybe.


46 posted on 06/07/2011 10:49:24 AM PDT by Pilated
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To: MestaMachine
Do you think rollins might have tried to sign on with Palin and she turned him down?

I believe several have, which serves as a source of some of the antagonism toward the Governor.

47 posted on 06/07/2011 10:50:47 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: Outlaw Woman
We don't. Bachmann has a short window of time to either shape up or politically join Newt on the couch.
48 posted on 06/07/2011 10:51:31 AM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin, driving the MSM crazy one day at a time.)
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To: Melas
You want proof of RINOism from Rollins? How about who he has aided since 1984? Huckabee. Whitman. Perot.

How about his claim that there are no RINOs in the GOP - I guess he sees no problem with NE liberals such as Romney and Guiliani.

And his non-stop Palin bashing puts him in the same camp as the Beltway-addled pinheads the Tea Party fights against.

In other words, Rollins is just more of the same crap some of us have been fighting against for some time.

49 posted on 06/07/2011 10:53:00 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I guess you could say 'Game On'?

No surprise the Daily Caller is running with this. They're pot stirrers and don't like Palin or Bachmann.

I do hope Bachmann fires this guy. I'm sure she hired him because he's a campaign veteran, not to attack Palin. My bet is she will if this story blows up. So far no one is really reporting it other than Politico and The Daily Caller.

50 posted on 06/07/2011 10:53:28 AM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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