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Palin chief hits back at Bachmann adviser
CNN ^ | June 8, 2011 | CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby

Posted on 06/08/2011 10:54:28 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Washington (CNN)– A top adviser to Sarah Palin fired back at Ed Rollins, the longtime Republican operative tapped to run Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign, after Rollins dismissed Palin as "not serious" in a radio interview this week.

Rollins also told Politico on Tuesday that Bachmann will "be so much more substantive" than Palin, and said he is "not afraid" of the former Alaska governor.

Michael Glassner, the chief of staff for Palin's political action committee, issued a rare public statement Wednesday rebuking Rollins as a Washington relic.

"Beltway political strategist Ed Rollins has a long, long track record of taking high profile jobs and promptly sticking his foot in his mouth," Glassner in the statement, provided to Politico and obtained by CNN.

"To no one's surprise he has done it again, while also fueling a contrived narrative about the presidential race by the mainstream media," Glassner said. "One would expect that his woodshed moment is coming and that a retraction will be issued soon."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bachmann; backstabberbachmann; benedictbachmann; palin; rollins; romney; romneydirtytricks

1 posted on 06/08/2011 10:54:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Fat Head Ed is such a “looser!”

He’s mute and irrevalunt!


2 posted on 06/08/2011 10:56:39 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ms. Bachmann COULD have corrected this last
night. She screwed up her first 3 AM call.

She is not ready.


3 posted on 06/08/2011 10:57:40 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I don’t think I have ever seen so many failures to launch in a GOP cycle ever. Rollins remarks I think might have fatally killed bachmann’s campaign. It was a stupid, unneeded comment. unforced error.


4 posted on 06/08/2011 11:01:08 AM PDT by unseen1
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
-"...fueling a contrived narrative"

That, my friends, will be that standard low level playbook that will be used the RINOs, establishment elites, who will scared sh-tless by a Palin candidacy.

5 posted on 06/08/2011 11:01:38 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: unseen1

Exactly.


6 posted on 06/08/2011 11:01:51 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
longtime Republican operative

Therein lies the rub.

7 posted on 06/08/2011 11:01:57 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bachmann’s appointment of Ed Rollins reveals her lack of judgement. The appointment of team members is the first test of the good judgement of any leader. BM has flunked her first test.


8 posted on 06/08/2011 11:02:21 AM PDT by Emerson C
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To: unseen1
Ed Rollins is a LOSER!!! I am saddened by the fact that Michelle hired that loser.

Same goes for Mark McKenna or Schmidt....anyone who hires these DEMOCRATS POSING as Pubbies will LOSE!!

9 posted on 06/08/2011 11:03:19 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Diogenesis
Ms. Bachmann COULD have corrected this last night. She screwed up her first 3 AM call.

She is not ready.

This was your first indication?

Too many people fall in love with the rhetoric and not the gravitas behind it.

10 posted on 06/08/2011 11:05:47 AM PDT by joesbucks
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"One would expect that his woodshed moment is coming and that a retraction will be issued soon."


11 posted on 06/08/2011 11:06:52 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: Emerson C
-- Bachmann's appointment of Ed Rollins reveals her lack of judgement. --

I speculate that it is a symptom of a deficit of independent judgment. On a scale that represents "inside the GOP," Bachmann is more (inside) compared with Palin, and Bachmann's tapping of Rollins was, I think, an insider's move taken on the basis of advice from insiders.

My sense is that Bachmann's political ambition is in charge of her decision-making, at the moment. She's in it for herself.

12 posted on 06/08/2011 11:08:18 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We’ve seen and heard thousands of observations and analysis from Palin. I’ve seen/heard basically nothing from Bachmann. What is it about her that gets her up in the Presidental Contender ranks? I just don’t know.


13 posted on 06/08/2011 11:09:11 AM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Seeing the hurried/harried Presidential run announcement by Bachmann a few weeks back, who has no experience in national or statewide office, I almost get the sense that the ‘Bachmann candidacy’ has been a ‘contrived’ candidacy by the establishment to derail a Palin run.


14 posted on 06/08/2011 11:09:42 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Diogenesis
bachmann was never ready... she and her husband both worked for carter and that should tell you something about her judgment... regardless of what she says today. Being a dim is a mistake that one can recover from easily... but working for and promoting the second worse president in the history of the USA... THAT is a major problem and one that she cannot just explain away as youthful indiscretion.

LLS

15 posted on 06/08/2011 11:09:52 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Do you want to save America? Then start acting and THINKING like you do"!)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

I love the Palin team’s response

I would VERY MUCH like to see a meeting with Palin and Bachman sometime soon

Together they would be unbeatable.

Then they call Herman Cain and ask him to be part of the team.

so it is Palin/Bachman, for 8 years
Then Bachman/Cain for 8 more
Then Cain/Rand Paul
Then Paul/Rubio

(I can dream, can’t I?)


16 posted on 06/08/2011 11:12:09 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: Diogenesis

May 18, 2011: HANNITY: And welcome back to “Hannity.” Continuing to join us tonight, former Alaska Governor, Fox News contributor Sarah Palin.

Governor, a lot of people, last time I spoke to you, I was asking, you know, where are you in this process of making your decision? And you said you wanted to assess the field. The field change quite a bit. Where are you today?

PALIN: Still assessing the field because I know it is still going to change, the line-up. People are going to come and go before that legal deadline is imposed on us to have to make the decision. So, I’m still not ready to make an announcement.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/hannity/transcript/sarah-palin-still-seriously-considering-presidential-run#ixzz1Oi01gpqO


17 posted on 06/08/2011 11:13:42 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: frposty

“We’ve seen and heard thousands of observations and analysis from Palin. I’ve seen/heard basically nothing from Bachmann. What is it about her that gets her up in the Presidental Contender ranks? I just don’t know.”

Tea Party. And she blew it by selecting Rollins. Maybe she is angling for a VP spot.


18 posted on 06/08/2011 11:17:22 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin - She’s living rent-free inside the MSM’s heads. Credited to Lurk)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

That is too funny, Rummyman! LOL I don’t think that Rollins ever had that much hair, however. Bob


19 posted on 06/08/2011 11:18:53 AM PDT by alstewartfan (When you're fresh out of lawyers, you don't know how good it's gonna feel! Al Stewart)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I agree with those Freepers who contend that the Bachmann candidacy is an attempt by the Republican party hierarchy to use the ambitious congresswoman as a way to derail a possible run for the GOP presidential nomination by Sarah Palin. For all the giddy 'Palin/Bachmann' talk, two females are not going to be at the top of the 2012 Republican presidential ticket. It would be hard enough to get one female elected president (preferably Palin) but two is simply not realistic. That Bachmann hired Ed Rollins, a longtime GOP insider, is telling. Rollins immediate bashing of Sarah Palin pretty much exposes the plan to use a Bachmann candidacy to block Palin. I liked Michelle Bachmann. Now, she is relegated to the 'scratched' column. Too bad.
20 posted on 06/08/2011 11:59:53 AM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: frposty
We’ve seen and heard thousands of observations and analysis from Palin

Don't ever exaggerate, do you? Thoudands?

21 posted on 06/08/2011 12:05:17 PM PDT by don-o (Tagline was zotted)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Lets knock this off right now. No Republican candidate should attack any other, not this election. It must not happen. And whoever wins the primary we must all get behind and push through, regardless. Obama must go. No more game playing.

Like Momma used to say, if you can't say something good about someone, don't say anything.

We must win this one.

22 posted on 06/08/2011 12:35:21 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre

Yes indeed elpadre (btw do you claim a cleric’s status here?)

And this is the crucible at the political heart of this republic.

Here and elsewhere on the interwewbs we citizens are trying to winnow the wheat from the chaff. We are weary of Pharisses putting forth candidates selected by knaves, scoundrels, thieves, whores, and the ungodly. Better the wiley double speakers, and pretenders be uncovered now before they steal our labor, our money, and our hopes. It is required of us as free citizens.

If you have no stomach for the fight now, of what use will you be next fall?


23 posted on 06/08/2011 12:52:46 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Jim Scott

I agree. Two women is fantasy land — and Michele Bachmann knows it too.


24 posted on 06/08/2011 12:56:20 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Covenantor
we conservatives have a knack for crippling each other in primaries. We should all be aiming at one target - Obama’s resounding defeat.
25 posted on 06/08/2011 12:59:05 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: don-o

“Don’t ever exaggerate, do you? Thoudands”

Ok, maybe hundreds, collectively expressed thousands of times, I estimate 1489 times.


26 posted on 06/08/2011 1:02:45 PM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: elpadre

Only one will be on the ticket in the general election. We are choosing that person now.

Sarah Palin hasn’t gone after Michele Bachman.
Sarah Palin’s adviser told Michele Bachman’s manager he “misspoke.”


27 posted on 06/08/2011 1:05:34 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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