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  • Henry Rollins Slams Robin Williams For Suicide: If You Kill Yourself, You “Blew It”

    08/22/2014 8:30:42 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 55 replies
    The Gossip Cop ^ | 08/21/2014 | Daniel Gates
    Rollins writes, “I am sure some will strongly disagree with what I’m about to say. And I also understand that his personal struggles were quite real. I can’t argue with that.” He adds: “But I simply cannot understand how any parent could kill themselves.”“How in the hell could you possibly do that to your children?
  • Rush IS right: The conservative base DID NOT show up for Mitt & giving amnesty will not help the GOP

    11/14/2012 8:00:54 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 65 replies
    11/14/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Rush is right! And the GOP-e along with the Morrises, the George Wills, etc, failed in their predictions. Morris admitted he had egg on his face, but I did not see George Will admit this. Maybe he did, but I didn't see it. Are the now obsolete? Are the Krauthammers, the O'Reillys, the Vannitys, Rollins, etc also obsolete? Is Vannity still going to continue having the same ol same ol on his show? And what about the other shows on FOX News? Are they going to continue having RINOS/CINO guests/hosts on their shows? Mitt Romney got fewer votes than McCain...
  • Fox News Shep Smith and Ed Rollins pan Gingrich's Outstanding Exit Speech

    05/02/2012 1:35:47 PM PDT · by mitchell001 · 25 replies
    May 2, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    What I saw on TV today was an Outstanding Exit Speech from Newt Gingrich. He itemized his past successes, goals and big ideas that he will continue to push. Ideas such as US Energy Independence, Personal Social Security Accounts, Brain Science Research, Debt Reduction, Conservative Judges, etc. So what do Shepherd Smith and Ed Rollins talk about after the speech. Shep said Newt was delusional. Rollins said Newt gave one of the worst exit speeches ever. They did not comment on the specifics of any of the exciting ideas that Newt wants to continue to push. I am convinced the...
  • Rollins pimping for Romney with Shep

    03/13/2012 4:37:07 PM PDT · by jagusafr · 20 replies
    Fox News | today | vanity
    Ed Rollins is actually trying to say that Romney is being outspent by "Super PACs with unlimited money". GOD, I hate that guy!
  • Ed Rollins, Jeffrey Lord and others rise to Newt’s defense (video)

    01/27/2012 3:21:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/27/12 | Tina Korbe
    As I reported yesterday, at least a few former Reagan administration officials say that, in his campaign comments, Newt Gingrich has rewritten the history of his relationship with Ronald Reagan. Today, a number of counterbalancing voices say those officials — and not Gingrich – are the ones who are shading the facts. On Fox News, for example, Ed Rollins, Ronald Reagan’s national campaign manager, described Gingrich as one of “the most important players and most loyal to Ronald Reagan”:
  • The Case for the Lady with the Titanium Spine (Michele Bachmann)

    12/31/2011 7:32:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/31/2011 | Chidke Okeem
    When Michele Bachmann announced her candidacy for the presidency of the United States, she skyrocketed to the top of the Republican pack as the conservative specially anointed to be the anti-Romney candidate. Since then, other candidates emerged, rose, fell, and dropped out. However, despite all these tumultuous political changes, Michele Bachmann has steadfastly remained as the true consistent conservative -- one who can intellectually take the fight to Obama and represent the right in both rhetoric and record. It is important to note that Bachmann has a life story with which Americans can identify. Unlike the pampered patrician Mitt Romney,...
  • Rollins Has More Tough Words for Bachmann

    09/19/2011 8:04:51 PM PDT · by freespirited · 82 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 09/19/11 | Michael Shear
    Ed Rollins is at it again. Mr. Rollins, the former campaign manager for Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, has questioned her ability to extend her campaign for the Republican presidential nomination beyond Iowa, the first state in the nation to hold a nominating contest. In an interview on MSNBC, Mr. Rollins told Andrea Mitchell that Mrs. Bachmann does not have the money or resources to compete with her better-financed rivals, like Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. “Right now, she’s competing hard in Iowa,” Mr. Rollins said. But, he added, “she doesn’t have the ability or resources to go beyond that,...
  • Time to Fire Up the Ed Rollins Strategy

    09/14/2011 9:24:33 AM PDT · by wmfights · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | September 14, 2011 | Erick Erickson
    It is time for the Democrats to fire up the Ed Rollins strategy. Back in 1990, Ed Rollins, who earlier this year had served as Michele Bachmann’s campaign manager, ran the National Republican Congressional Committee. This was “read my lips” time and the country really felt betrayed by President George H. W. Bush. Rollins took a gamble. He wrote a memo to GOP candidates in which he dared put in writing the famous sentence, “Do not hesitate to distance yourself from the President.” He’d already gone to war with Bush over reading a lie on Bush’s lips in the budget...
  • Is Michele Bachmann finished in the GOP race?

    09/08/2011 7:33:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    CBS News ^ | 09/08/2011 | Brian Montopoli
    For a while there, Rep. Michele Bachmann seemed to be all anyone could talk about in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Telegenic, controversial and aligned with fiscal and social conservatives, she soaked up media coverage and seemed to be emerging as the GOP base's preferred alternative to Mitt Romney - particularly since Mike Huckabee decided to forgo the race and Sarah Palin continued waffling about whether she would jump in. Then came August 13. It was, in once sense, a triumphant day for Bachmann: She won the (albeit overhyped) Iowa straw poll, generating headlines about how she was...
  • Rollins steps down in Bachmann campaign shake-up

    09/05/2011 9:08:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | September 5, 2011 | Ashley Killough
    Michele Bachmann campaign manager Ed Rollins is stepping into an advisory role and deputy manager David Polyansky is leaving the campaign, Rollins said Monday. Rollins, who’s 68 and had a stroke a year and a half ago, cited health reasons for his decision. "I just don't have the endurance to go 12 to 14 hours a day, seven days a week anymore," Rollins told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday. (VIDEO AT LINK) Rollins said he still has great affection for Bachmann and pledged to give her counsel moving forward. "At the end of the day, I'm not going away," Rollins...
  • Bachmann campaign chief, deputy leave top roles

    09/05/2011 8:06:49 PM PDT · by quantim · 127 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Sep 5, 10:55 PM EDT | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann lost her campaign chief Monday, along with his close deputy, in a campaign shake-up that the Minnesota congresswoman's aides sought to downplay. Citing health reasons, veteran GOP strategist Ed Rollins stepped down as campaign manager. Bachmann said one of her strategists would take over on an interim basis as Rollins moves to a senior adviser role. "In less than 50 days and with fewer resources than other campaigns, Ed was the architect that led our campaign to a historic victory in Iowa," Bachmann said in a statement released late Monday, pointing...
  • Anyone but Bachmann

    08/14/2011 7:54:53 AM PDT · by bkopto · 76 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 14, 2011 | William Jacobson
    Michelle Bachmann and/or her senior staff have decided that the path to short-term success is to insult Palin and to present Bachmann as the only viable alternative to establishment Republicans. First it was Ed Rollins publicly insulting Palin almost at the very moment Bachmann announced her run; at the time I left open the possibility that Rollins had gone rogue, but Bachmann herself never made it right and Rollins still is the brains behind her campaign. Next was this report of what is going on in the run up to the Iowa straw poll: ”I like Sarah Palin a lot,”...
  • Bachmann for President Announces Senior Members of Campaign Team

    07/15/2011 2:29:04 AM PDT · by bobk333 · 44 replies
    Michelebachmann.com ^ | July 14, 2011
    Key members of the Bachmann for President campaign include: Ed Rollins – Campaign Manager - Ed is a veteran campaign consultant and advisor who has worked on several high-profile political campaigns. He served as White House Political Director under President Ronald Reagan, National Campaign Director for Reagan-Bush in 1983-1984, Campaign Chairman for Jack Kemp for President in 1988, Campaign Chairman for Ross Perot in 1992, and was the first non-member of Congress to serve as Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee. In December 2007, he was named the National Campaign Chairman for the Mike Huckabee presidential campaign. .
  • Bachmann says never 'a cross word' with Palin

    06/27/2011 7:26:15 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 95 replies
    Polutico ^ | Monday June 27, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    CBN's David Brody interview Michele Bachmann in Iowa tonight, where she insists she 'likes' Sarah Palin and downplays reports, including by POLITICO, about jockeying between the two women: Brody: “Set the record straight with us on your relationship with Sarah Palin because the media wants to pit you, if not pit you against Sarah Palin they certainly want to compare you two. And I’m wondering how you see it specifically as it relates to Governor Palin.”Bachmann: “I like her a lot. We’re friends. I have great admiration for her, great respect for her, and we’ve never had a cross word...
  • BACHMANN TIES ROMNEY IN LATEST IOWA POLL, SUFFERS THE CONSEQUENCES ON FOX NEWS

    06/26/2011 2:33:34 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 81 replies
    Cypress Times ^ | June 26, 2011 | John G. Winder,
    WASHINGTON, DC – A new Iowa poll, which shows the most recent leanings of likely Republican voters in the first-in-the-nation caucus state, has Michele Bachmann in a statistical dead heat with Mitt Romney. This morning Bachmann appeared on Chris Wallace’s Fox News Sunday and was asked “Are you a flake?” Was Wallace simply being a tough journalist, or is Fox News’ bias in favor of Mitt Romney showing? Would Wallace ask Romney, "Are you a socialist?" in reference to Romneycare. ....Romney is well known to voters because of his 2008 presidential run. Given that he has a higher national name...
  • Michele Bachmann denies benefiting from government aid

    06/26/2011 11:48:06 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 232 replies
    latimes.com ^ | June 26, 2011 | Richard A. Serrano
    ...Bachmann and her staff declined to talk to about the government assistance for the L.A. Times article. But asked about the issue on "Fox News Sunday," she insisted that she and her husband had not benefited at the expense of federal and state taxpayers. "First of all," she said, "the money that went to the clinic was actually training money for employees. The clinic did not get the money. And my husband and I did not get the money either. That's mental health training money that went to employees." As for the farm, she said it belonged to her father-in-law....
  • Bachmann: Republican voters 'very satisfied' with presidential candidates

    06/17/2011 11:17:59 AM PDT · by Al B. · 129 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said Friday that it's her sense that Republican voters are "very satisfied" with the field of presidential candidates. Following Monday's debate in New Hampshire, Bachmann said voters were happier with their options. "I think people, especially after the debate on Monday night, were very satisfied with what they saw with the candidates," she said on Fox News. [...] She passed, though, both at the debate and on Fox, at leveling tough criticism at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's (R) state healthcare law. [...] Rather, Bachmann suggested she's more likely to train her sights on President Obama...
  • Bachmann and Perry...Turning on Palin?

    06/11/2011 1:36:32 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 224 replies
    06/11/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    While I freely concede that both Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry have a right to run for President, it is impossible to overlook the fact that their recent benefactress, Sarah Palin, is rolling out her own Presidential campaign at the same time. This would not generally be extraordinary. In politics, alliances are sometimes (although not regularly) forged and broken. However, in my forty years or so of close political observation, I cannot remember an analogous situation in which the beneficiaries of one politician turn on their benefactor (especially a benefactor as conspicuous as Palin) so shortly after having obtained and...
  • Mark Steyn rips Ed Rollins as 'one of the things that disfigures American politics'

    06/10/2011 10:15:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 10, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Earlier this week, what could be the first shots were fired in a potential rivalry between potential Republican presidential hopefuls Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. On Tuesday, Bachmann campaign manager Ed Rollins said Palin wasn’t a “serious” candidate for president and that upset many Palin supporters, who also tend to support Bachmann. In an appearance on Thursday’s syndicated “Hugh Hewitt Show,” columnist Mark Steyn asked the question – what is Bachmann doing with Rollins on her team in the first place? “Well you know, let me say it as bluntly as I can because I...
  • Standing in the Shadows of Palin (Hollow attempt to shore-up Rep. Michele Bachmann)

    06/09/2011 10:49:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Temporary Like Thucydides ^ | June 9, 2011 | Tyler Vincent
    I feel a certain sympathy for Michele Bachmann and if it came out that she ordered Ed Rollins to launch that premtive strike against Sarah Palin (or at least agree to it), I wouldnt blame her. The fact that Ed Rollins is leading her campaign is evidence that Bachmann is serious about making a go for the nomination. Up until this point Palin is still relying on sycophantic amateurs for serious political advice. There is no certainty that Palin is even running yet (although I'm thinking she will). If I were Michele Bachmann, I would be very resentful of Palin's...
  • Ed Rollins’ hire was Michele Bachmann’s first campaign mistake

    06/08/2011 4:39:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | June 8, 2011 | Bryan Preston
    His hire was also her first real campaign decision. If you’re not up to speed on the story, here’s what’s going on. Rep. Bachmann hired veteran Republican campaign strategist Ed Rollins to manage her campaign. Campaign managers have to carry a few qualities, among them toughness, a bit of ruthlessness, communications and fundraising savvy (and there are many qualities packed into those two qualities), and a certain ability to provide useful leadership and simultaneously blend into the background. That last is because, while they manage the campaign, the campaign isn’t about them. It’s about the candidate. But Ed Rollins tends...
  • Bachmann adviser: 'My misstep' on Palin [Rollins says 'let it go']

    06/08/2011 10:59:36 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 42 replies
    Poltico ^ | 06/08/2011 | Maggie Haberman
    Michele Bachmann adviser Ed Rollins' response to the sharp criticisms from Sarah Palin's world just now was to "let it go." But he didn't go quietly, telling me, "I haven't lived in Washington D.C. in 15 years, and I've been taken to the woodshed by the big boys." "As far as we're concerned, it's not" an ongoing fight, he insisted. "This was my one comment, which I shouldn't have made, at the end of the day this has nothing to do with Michele, Michele's campaign, or any of the rest of it. This was my transition from being an analyst...
  • Bachmann: 'Respect and admiration' for Palin

    06/08/2011 12:10:22 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday June 8, 2011 | Maggie Harbinger
    An adviser to Rep. Michele Bachmann sends over this fairly ruffles-smoothing statement:   “The Congresswoman has nothing but admiration and respect for Governor Palin. The two enjoy a good friendship, and Rep. Bachmann looks forward to working with the Governor for the common goal of making sure President Obama is a one-term President.”
  • Bachmann adviser: 'My misstep' on Palin (Rollins apologizes, sort of!)

    06/08/2011 11:06:54 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday June 8, 2011 | Maggie haberman
    Michele Bachmann adviser Ed Rollins' response to the sharp criticisms from Sarah Palin's world just now was to "let it go." But he didn't go quietly, telling me, "I haven't lived in Washington D.C. in 15 years, and I've been taken to the woodshed by the big boys." [.....] Of Team Palin's call for a retraction, he said, "What's the retraction? I say she's serious?"
  • Palin chief hits back at Bachmann adviser

    06/08/2011 10:54:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | June 8, 2011 | CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby
    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...
  • Bachmann's Campaign Guru in January: She's Not a "Serious Player"

    06/08/2011 7:33:12 AM PDT · by perfect_rovian_storm · 23 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Wed Jun. 8, 2011 | Andy Kroll
    This week, Republican campaign veteran Ed Rollins signed on to run Rep. Michele Bachmann's presidential operation, ahead of what is expected to be her official declaration later this month in Waterloo, Iowa, the city where she was born. Rollins is a seasoned political consultant who knows conservative GOP politics. He worked on Ronald Reagan's 1984 re-election bid, and in 2008 he steered Mike Huckabee's campaign to an upset victory in the Iowa caucus. So it's significant that Rollins praised Bachmann, a tea party favorite, on Tuesday as a contender who can appeal to the religious right and be "a very...
  • Michele Bachmann Needs To Dump Ed Rollins Now

    06/08/2011 7:00:37 AM PDT · by perfect_rovian_storm · 47 replies
    This is a follow-up to my post yesterday, Michele Bachmann's First Big Mistake - Hiring Ed Rollins, regarding Rollins out-of-the-gate attacks on Sarah Palin: Hiring Rollins is an enormous mistake for Bachmann. It could be campaign killing. The people who hate Palin are the same people who hate Bachmann, and no amount of trashing of Palin by Rollins will change that. Bachmann needs to focus on building, not tearing down.The profound mistake Bachmann made by bringing Ed Rollins on board cannot be overstated..  (Several commentators to my prior post think Bachmann is a stalking horse, but I'll prefer to call the...
  • Stars collide: Michele Bachmann vs. Sarah Palin

    06/08/2011 4:46:53 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 176 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/08/2011 | BEN SMITH & MAGGIE HABERMAN
    [snip beginning of article] ... Ed Rollins, dismissed Palin as “not serious” in a radio interview. He suggested in an interview with POLITICO that Bachmann would profit from the contrast. Bachmann will “be so much more substantive,” Rollins said. “People are going to say, ‘I gotta make a choice and go with the intelligent woman who’s every bit as attractive.’” “I’m not afraid of Palin,” he said, adding the strategy would have been the same for Mike Huckabee. Bachmann has been laying the groundwork for this argument for months, stepping away from some of the more dramatic rhetoric that brought...
  • Does Michele Bachmann Agree With Her Spokesman?/(Bachmann's campaign phone freed up for messages!)

    06/07/2011 4:52:11 PM PDT · by Anamnesis · 172 replies
    Today Michele Bachmann’s spokesman, Ed Rollins, whom she recently hired, had some rather nasty things to say about Governor Palin. In order to give Bachmann the benefit of the doubt, we respectfully request that she either affirm her support for the long-time beltway fossil’s idiotic comments…or refudiate them. Update: (h/t Jim R) Via the Star Tribune, another of Bachmann’s employees, Andy Parrish, attempted to rationalize the comments of her newest employee, Ed Rollins: Bachmann aide Andy Parrish said Rollins was not speaking as a Bachmann adviser. “The Congresswoman and Ms. Palin have an excellent relationship,” Parrish said in an e-mail. “Rollins was in his media analyst role.” People can judge for themselves...
  • Immigration essay sparks anger at Rollins College (Florida)

    03/25/2011 5:32:31 AM PDT · by inflorida · 12 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 24, 2011 | Denise-Marie Balona
    WINTER PARK — Jamie Pizzi, a freshman at Rollins College, said she never meant to come across as racist or hateful in the opinion piece she wrote for the campus newspaper last week. But the essay that's sharply critical of immigrant children has spurred an outcry from some students and faculty. And while she's upset by all the negative attention — including nasty e-mails and comments left on The Sandspur website — she said she stands by her writing. "I don't regret what I wrote," Pizzi said. "I regret it was taken that way."Pizzi's essay questions whether babies born in...
  • Palin knows the issues, Ed Rollins (and unlike your boy Perot, she’s sane)

    12/05/2010 8:01:32 AM PST · by curth · 17 replies
    Northstar National ^ | December 2nd, 2010 | Dan Calabrese
    I like Sarah Palin, but you already know that. And as I’ve often said, I have no idea if she wants to run for president. The resolution of that question is not terribly important to me. I am more interested in policy substance than in politics, especially when it comes to campaigns that are yet in the future, and I don’t sit around obsessing over whether someone I respect is going to run for this, that or the other thing. Who are you telling to study? But it seems that just about everyone else is obsessed with Palin’s presidential prospects,...
  • Ed Rollins = Mike Huckabee (vanity...links to 2 articles within)

    12/01/2010 7:00:23 PM PST · by teg_76 · 19 replies
    Don't be fooled! Anybody else think these two statements (see links below)by Ed Rollins and Mike Huckabee were cordinated? Huckabee bashes the establishment, to make himself look appealing to the grassroots, while on the same day his surrogate and former campaign manager bashes Sarah Palin, a true grassroot candidate Huckabee: The Republican establishment dislikes me because I didn’t go to the right schools http://hotair.com/archives/2010/12/01/huckabee-the-gop-establishment-dislikes-me-because-i-didnt-go-to-the-right-schools/ Palin, I knew Reagan. You're no Reagan. http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/12/01/rollins.palin/
  • Palin, I knew Reagan. You're no Reagan.

    12/01/2010 12:06:59 PM PST · by pissant · 727 replies · 7+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/1/10 | Ed Rollins
    Editor's note: Ed Rollins, a senior political contributor for CNN, is senior presidential fellow at the Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency at Hofstra University. He is a principal with the Dilenschneider Group, a global public relations firm. He was White House political director for President Ronald Reagan and chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. (CNN) -- The first date is over. Not much happened. President Obama and his new governing partners, the House and Senate Republicans, met at the White House along with the Democratic leaders and discussed the unsolvable issues between them. Even though...
  • Ed Rollins Says there are "No RINOS" Left in the Republican Party - Video

    02/08/2010 2:47:00 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 38 replies · 787+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 8, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of GOP Strategist Ed Rollins saying that there really are "no RINOS" (Republicans in Name Only) left in the Republican Party. He made the remark after John Avlon of "The Daily Beast" said that the Tea Party Movement is determined to run "RINOS" out of the Republican Party. (VIDEO)
  • Trippi: GOP trying to turn Obama into another Jimmy Carter

    09/06/2009 9:57:13 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 111 replies · 3,380+ views
    Trippi: GOP trying to turn Obama into another Jimmy Carter Posted: September 6th, 2009 12:21 PM ET From CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart WASHINGTON (CNN) – A prominent Democratic strategist said Sunday that Republicans are trying to turn President Barack Obama’s administration into another “failed presidency” like that of former Democratic president Jimmy Carter. “They’re going to keep gunning,” Democratic strategist Joe Trippi said Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, referring to conservatives’ recent — and ultimately successful efforts — to target Obama’s green jobs adviser Van Jones over controversial comments he made before becoming a part of Obama’s...
  • Ed Rollins Says Timing of Palin Resignation "Suspicious" - Video 7/3/09

    07/03/2009 6:57:35 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 56 replies · 2,368+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 3, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of GOP Strategist Ed Rollins giving his assessment of Gov. Sarah Palin's decision to resign as Governor of Alaska. Rollins calls the timing of her resignation announcement "suspicious," referring to it coming on a Friday afternoon of a holiday weekend, and because she is not finishing out her term. He does not believe this is any way to start a campaign for President. (Watch Video)
  • Dobbs vs. Kudlow: CNN Host Trashes Rival's Presence at Obama Dinner

    01/15/2009 9:57:23 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 39 replies · 1,523+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 15, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    "CNBC Reports" host Larry Kudlow believes free-market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. Too bad CNN "Lou Dobbs Tonight" host Lou Dobbs doesn't. Dobbs attacked Kudlow during the Jan. 14 broadcast of "Lou Dobbs Tonight" for commenting on a dinner meeting of conservative pundits at the home of Washington Post columnist George Will on Jan. 13. Kudlow was not included in person or by phone to respond to Dobbs' criticism. "This is Larry Kudlow - one of the folks invited to a conservative fest with the president-elect last night," Dobbs said. "I'd like to just share, everybody - what...
  • 2009 political predictions: What will be the big story?

    01/02/2009 6:17:21 AM PST · by publius1 · 17 replies · 1,293+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan 2, 2009 | Anonymous
    .... Ed Rollins, Republican strategist The biggest story will be the continued violence in the Middle East -- the Israel/Hamas war and the uncertainty of whether we can pull our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan. While most Americans and our new president will be focused on the ongoing economic crises, the national security team of Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates and retired Gen. James Jones will be in a crisis-a-day mode for the foreseeable future. The secondary story will be who plays the role of the the loyal opposition to the new president. With the diminished role of the Republican...
  • Ed Rollins Overheard Bragging: Huckabee will be McCain VP Pick.

    05/15/2008 7:26:51 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 71 replies · 126+ views
    Quinn and Rose morning show ^ | 15 May 2008 | Son of Deep Throat (Quinn's source)
    Nothing is up on the website yet, but I heard this during the morning drive about two hours ago.Quinn and Rose are nationally syndicated on satellite radio, but have local coverage in the Pittsburgh region and other Clear Channel Markets.Quinn has a inside Washington souce who he calls "Son of Deep Throat" who, while unidentified, has seldom if ever been wrong.According to this source, Ed Rollins was heard bragging at a DC gathering that his man Huckabee would definitely be McCain's VP pick because that was the plan from the beginning. Huckabee was to ensure that anyone whom the Rockerfeller...
  • MR. ED (Rumor Rollins may be out)

    01/13/2008 9:29:03 PM PST · by keepitreal · 27 replies · 104+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | January 14, 2008 | The Prowler
    Less than six weeks after he signed on as the face of the national campaign, Huckabee senior political adviser Ed Rollins may be pushed out the door, according to Huckabee aides who are just beginning to sign on with the former Arkansas governor. "[Rollins] stepped all over our victory narrative in Iowa with that stunt he pulled in the diner with that blogger," says one of the newcomers to the campaign, referring the Rollins overheard conversation in Iowa diner by a blogger, where he claimed that the Huckabee campaign would go negative in South Carolina against its competitors. "If there...
  • MUST SEE: Glenn Beck's Iowa/Huckabee take (good one)

    01/05/2008 12:07:17 PM PST · by STARWISE · 14 replies · 131+ views
    glennbeck.com ^ | 1-3-08 | Glenn Beck
    Irony and wit .. very pithy http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/3442/
  • Ed Rollins: My New Hero

    01/03/2008 7:26:17 PM PST · by MrArbitrage123 · 107 replies · 312+ views
    MrArbitrage
    Ed Rollins is my new hero. It was nice to see him turn the tables on Chris Wallace and put that pompous man in his place. The treatment Fox News and "conservative" celebrities like Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham & Sean Hannity have given to Mike Huckabee is deserving of shame and infamy. Britt Hume is the one who truly disappoints me. I truly thought he would be above joining in the subtle mockery, condescension and propagation of distorted “facts” on this honorable man. Frankly, I would not at all be surprised if this so-called “blogger” whom Chris Wall claims “overheard”...
  • Ed Rollins to serve as Huckabee’s national chairman

    12/14/2007 10:40:27 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 27 replies · 54+ views
    The Hill (excerpt) ^ | December 14, 2007 | Sam Youngman
    Excerpt - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee scored a major victory Thursday when he secured the support of prominent GOP insider Ed Rollins, who will serve as national chairman of Huckabee’s campaign. Rollins, who has struggled with recent campaigns, was known as the campaign manager behind Ronald Reagan’s landslide reelection in 1984. ~ snip ~
  • Dell CEO Kevin Rollins resigns, replaced by founder Michael Dell

    01/31/2007 1:39:20 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 60 replies · 1,491+ views
    BREAKING NEWS: Dell said its CEO Kevin Rollins has resigned and will be replaced by founder Michael Dell. Mr. Dell will remain the PC maker's chairman. Full article coming shortly.
  • Henry Rollins [hardcore band] vs the Australian Govt

    02/18/2006 6:16:13 PM PST · by freedom44 · 63 replies · 1,287+ views
    News.com.au ^ | 02/18/06 | News.com.au
    AMERICAN rocker and writer Henry Rollins was reported to the National Security hotline during his recent Australian tour because of a book he was reading on a flight to Brisbane. A furious Rollins was informed he was "nominated as a possible threat" for reading Jihad: The Rise Of Militant Islam In Central Asia, writes Kathy McCabe. The incident happened on a flight from Auckland on the recent Big Day Out tour. Rollins told Australian fans during his tour that he received a letter from a "nice woman" who worked "in one of those government areas that deals with anti-terrorism matters."...
  • THE CHURCH OF THE INBRED JEDS (REVISED COPY)

    02/03/2006 4:00:45 PM PST · by MrBallroom · 18 replies · 995+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | 3 February 2006 | Timothy Rollins
    THE CHURCH OF THE INBRED JEDS by Timothy Rollins, Editor and Publisher February 3, 2006 WARNING: Contains subject matter that may disturb some readers. Proceed with caution before reading if you are easily offended . The First Amendment is a wonderful thing that all too often gets twisted, tortured and otherwise misused by extremists on both ends of the political spectrum.Nobody embodies First Amendment abuse more than 'Reverend' Fred Phelps (right) of Topeka's Westboro Baptist Church (WBC). Long ago distanced from Southern Baptists because of Phelps' tunnel vision and flagrant obsession with homosexuality to the exclusion of all other biblical...
  • Simon Loss From Walsh-Lapsley Missteps - An Analysis

    11/07/2002 10:59:38 AM PST · by Impeach98 · 10 replies · 361+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | November 7th, 2002 | Jamie Fisfis
    <p>Bill Simon's political team inadvertently accomplished what no one thought possible just two years ago: They ran a campaign against Democrat Gov. Gray Davis without mentioning the energy crisis.</p> <p>Team Simon tried to run the Republican candidate for governor as an ethical standard-bearer in moderate California. The strategy wasted four years of work by Republicans in the Legislature, who hammered Davis on energy missteps and then heroically sustained a budget debate until September even as it was obvious that Team Simon was doing nothing to take advantage of their efforts. Instead, the Simon campaign defied the wisdom of all its polling, its extensive focus groups and even recent California political history. It entered the ethics minefield.</p>