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  • Iowa ads will push Bachmann movie in weeks before straw poll

    07/23/2011 9:28:38 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 82 replies
    The Des Moines Register | Saturday July 23, 2011 | Jennifer Jacobs
    Link only due to copyright issues: Link to Article
  • Bachmann Releases Doctor's Note on Migraines

    07/20/2011 2:40:24 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 135 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 20, 2011
    Bachmann Releases Doctor's Note on Migraines as Pawlenty Says Candidates Must Be Able 'To Do All of the Job, All of the Time' July 20, 2011 4:12 PM ABC News' Matthew Jaffe (@matthewbjaffe) reports from Indianola, Iowa: When Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty descended on Iowa today, both faced questions about whether or not Bachmann's migraines would impede her from doing the job of president. Meanwhile, Bachmann issued a letter from the Attending Physician of the U.S. Congress arguing that Bachmann's migraines occur "infrequently and have known trigger factors of which you are aware and know how...
  • While Palin and Perry fiddle, it's Bachmann who's on fire

    07/14/2011 2:56:33 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 13, 2011 | James Oliphant
    As Sarah Palin and Rick Perry wrestle with whether to join the 2012 GOP presidential field, Michele Bachmann is surging, a new poll said Wednesday. Palin and Perry’s Hamlet turn has created an opening for Bachmann, who, according to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, now stands second to Mitt Romney among registered voters nationally.
  • Presidential Candidate Bachmann On Jobs and Unemployment:(VIDEO)

    07/09/2011 11:58:49 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 11 replies
    VIDEO:WATCH THE INTERVIEW:Presidential Candidate Bachmann On Jobs and Unemployment
  • Does Michele Bachmann 'Walk the Talk?'

    07/10/2011 6:09:52 AM PDT · by curth · 105 replies
    C4P ^ | Posted on July 09 2011 - 11:17 PM | Posted by: Stacy Drake
    It’s common these days to hear media talking heads refer to Michele Bachmann as the “Tea Party favorite” in the upcoming 2012 GOP primary race. Unlike Governor Palin who has always stated that the Tea Party doesn’t need one specific leader, Bachmann has tried to cast herself into such a role. She created a “Tea Party Caucus” in congress and gave the “Tea Party response” following Obama’s State of the Union Address last January. The Tea Party is comprised mainly of independent-minded small government activists who are sick and tired of the way Washington is operating. These are people who...
  • Judge a campaign by its lawyer [Romney, Bachmann using Establishment "power law firm"]

    07/09/2011 9:27:01 AM PDT · by Al B. · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | July 9, 2011 | Kenneth Vogel
    Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann may represent competing visions of the direction of the Republican Party, but both their presidential campaigns are relying on legal advice from partners at Patton Boggs, the Washington power law firm that pioneered innovative fundraising strategies for 2008 GOP White House hopefuls that left advocates for reducing the role of money in politics crying foul. [...] And law firm signings are as closely watched as those of top campaign operatives or pollsters. Take Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman initially written off by some handicappers as a fringe anti-establishment candidate whose appeal was limited to tea party...
  • The Thin Political Resume of Michele Bachmann (She has never even run state wide!)

    07/02/2011 11:40:30 AM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 232 replies
    07/02/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    Much has been written about Michele Bachmann's lack of any executive experience and the crippling disability it poses for her campaign for the GOP nomination and for the Presidency. But candidates with no executive experience have won the Presidency before. Both JFK and Obama come to mind. It is true that no GOP nominee in well over 100 years has lacked executive experience. (Even Senator Warren Harding had served as Lieutenant Governor of Ohio and William Howard Taft had been the Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba). It is a major obstacle for her, especially in this cycle and...
  • Bachmann Said to Have Deal For Memoir

    07/01/2011 3:10:15 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 25 replies
    Blogs NY Times ^ | June 16, 2011 | JULIE BOSMAN
    Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota has made a deal to publish her memoir, selling a book to Sentinel, a conservative imprint at Penguin Group USA, two people familiar with the negotiations said on Thursday. Ms. Bachmann, a Tea Party favorite who announced her presidential candidacy during the Republican debate on Monday, has been shopping her memoir for weeks, meeting with several New York publishers to discuss a possible deal. The book is tentatively expected to be released this fall. John Fund, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, will assist with the writing of the book.
  • Has Bachmann replaced Palin in the Tea Party's heart?

    07/01/2011 5:47:47 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 231 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 2011-07-01
    (CNN) -- With U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota making a splash in the Republican presidential campaign while Sarah Palin sits on the sidelines, is Bachmann edging Palin out of the Tea Party's heart? While the former Alaska governor, vice presidential candidate and Fox News commentator is still much loved as a smart, media savvy conservative who breathes fire against President Obama and Democrats, it appears that Tea Party excitement for a Palin presidential run has passed. One activist told CNN that Palin is "overexposed;" another said that unfair political attacks have left her "damaged;" while another said Palin's "high...
  • Is Sarah Palin Bachmann's Goldwater?

    06/29/2011 8:32:43 AM PDT · by RockinRight · 112 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 06/21/2011 | Jeffrey Lord
    Is Bachmannia replacing Obamamania? Has Sarah Palin elected Michele Bachmann? Have liberals who spent the better part of the last three years scornfully pouring vitriol on Sarah Palin helped Minnesota Congresswoman Bachmann -- like Palin an attractive conservative working mother of five (don't forget the 23 foster kids) from the American working class -- to a place on the GOP ticket instead? In one of the more delicious ironies in the history of presidential politics? After all this time of insisting Palin was (pick one) "profoundly stupid" (MSNBC's Chris Matthews), "dumb as a brick" (Young Turk's Cenk Uygur, now with...
  • Michele protests: I’m no Palin clone (Claims "former Palin backers" now going for Bachmann)

    06/28/2011 10:53:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 139 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | June 29, 2011 | Hillary Chabot
    RAYMOND N.H. — New GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann charmed a backyard of Granite State voters yesterday with her trademark straight talk but bristled at comparisons to fellow Tea Party star Sarah Palin, telling the Herald she’s got a style all her own. “We both have unique skill sets. I have great respect and admiration for Gov. Palin, I consider her a friend, but I have a unique skill set that I bring to the table,” said Bachmann, 55, after announcing her presidential campaign to New Hampshire voters yesterday morning. Andy Schwargler, 45, of Orford, N.H., drove more than an...
  • More Bachmann Surge : If Palin Doesn't run, It's a Romney vs Bachmann Race

    06/28/2011 12:11:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    PPP ^ | 06/28/2011
    We've never found her leading one of our state polls until now but Michele Bachmann's been on fire for the last two weeks and we find her at the top of the GOP field in both Oregon and Montana when Sarah Palin's not included. That's just more indication that if Palin ends up not running Bachmann will pretty instantaneously vault to co-front runner status with Mitt Romney, provided she can continue her current momentum. In Oregon Bachmann gets 29% to 28% for Romney, 10% for Ron Paul, 9% for Newt Gingrich, 7% for Herman Cain, 6% for Tim Pawlenty, and...
  • Bachmann Launches Presidential Campaign

    06/27/2011 9:05:43 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 241 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 June 2011 | Staff
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, stressing her Iowa roots and appealing directly to Tea Party voters, came out swinging Monday as she formally launched her campaign for president. Buoyed by a strong showing in several recent polls, the Minnesota congresswoman cast her campaign as the voice for "constitutional conservatives" looking for a government that lives within its means while giving the private sector the room to grow. She launched a broadside against President Obama for racking up too much debt while stimulating too little job growth and vowed to make him a "one-term president." "We cannot afford four more years of Barack...
  • Bachmann's farm income, according to Bachmann's disclosures

    06/26/2011 5:00:32 PM PDT · by Al B. · 108 replies
    Politico ^ | June 26, 2011 | Maggie Haberman
    The Los Angeles times did a lengthy takeout on Michele Bachmann's income from government and farm subsidies, a piece that prompted questions from Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace during the congresswoman's announcement-eve appearance today. Bachmann insisted that the family farm in question never profited her direct family."Number two, regarding the farm, the farm is my father-in-law's farm. It's not my husband and my farm. It's my father-in-law's farm. And my husband and I have never gotten a penny of money from the farm," Bachmann said. But her financial disclosures in 2009 and 2010 show her getting between $15,000 and...
  • 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....
  • Iowa Poll: Romney, Bachmann in lead; Cain third; others find little traction

    06/26/2011 7:56:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 121 replies
    Des Moines Register | June 26, 2011
    Copyright.. http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2011/06/25/iowa-poll-romney-bachmann-in-lead-cain-third-others-find-little-traction/
  • In Seeking Pardon For Swindler, Bachmann Convicts Herself of Illiteracy

    06/24/2011 8:57:48 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 180 replies · 1+ views
    06/24/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    Michele Bachmann's efforts in 2007-8 to have Drug Dealer and Money Launderer Frank Vennes pardoned for his 1987 convictions have begun to receive some light scrutiny in the media. Some embarrassing details have emerged, including the fact that, while Bachmann was lobbying hard to secure a pardon for him from President Bush, Vennes himself was engaged in a brand new, massive $3.65 billion ponzi scheme, for which he was recently indicted by a Federal Grand Jury. Worse yet, Vennes and his family had donated money to Bachmann--a lot of money--in the 2006 and 2008 campaign cycles, $27,400 to be exact,...
  • Bachmann Claims Big Lead Among Iowa Conservatives In New Poll

    06/22/2011 12:24:10 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 107 replies
    Iowa Report ^ | June 22, 2011
    Bachmann Claims Big Lead Among Iowa Conservatives In New Poll Rep. Michele Bachmann has taken a substantial lead in the presidential race among Iowa conservatives, according to a new poll. The poll, conducted by the 2012 Iowa Report, finds Bachmann with 33% support among conservatives, more than double the next contender, Herman Cain (15%). Bachmann’s Iowa polling numbers have risen dramatically over the past two weeks which included her campaign announcement and the GOP presidential debate. Among likely caucus goers, Bachmann also received 33% of the votes with 29% of likely voters thinking the Minnesota congresswoman will “ultimately win”...
  • Chris Matthews Gushes On Real Time:“Real” Michele Bachmann Is “My Hero"..She’s Going All The Way

    06/17/2011 9:01:47 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 166 replies
    mediaite ^ | Friday June 17, 2011 | Glenn Davis
    Chris Matthews stopped by Real Time with Bill Maher tonight to serve on the show’s panel, and he really likes Michele Bachmann. Her name came up and Matthews immediately referred to her as “my hero,” predicted she’d beat Mitt Romney in the New Hampshire primary, and praised her for being “real.” This is probably where we make a “thrill up my leg” reference. Fellow panelist Ross Douthat strongly disagreed on the New Hapshire point, but Matthews wasn’t getting swayed. He talked about how Bachmann “stands for something.”
  • Blitzer asked Bachmann 5 times if Romney was disqualified re: RomneyCare and she refused to answer.

    06/17/2011 3:52:03 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 173 replies
    Friday June 17, 2011
    Just happened, very strange! Wolf Blitzer Interview with Michele Bachmann. Blitzer asked Bachmann 5 times do you agree with Tim Pawlenty that Mitt romney is disqualified from being the Republican nominee for president because he supports mandated healthcare.? She kept responding that she's against obamacare/mandates. Blitzer tried again to pin down some kind of answer. She evaded the question at every turn, didn't want to touch it and finally a frustrated Blitzer then says, "You obviously don't want to answer the question?" I know people say that nominees shouldn't attack other nominees yet but if not now, when? because Romney...
  • In a switch, GOP's Michele Bachmann talks of empathy

    06/16/2011 6:25:06 PM PDT · by rob777 · 67 replies · 2+ views
    Politics Now ^ | June 16, 2011 | James Oliphant
    In her first televised interview since declaring her presidential candidacy, Michele Bachmann accused President Obama of having a “shocking" lack of empathy toward Americans victimized by the struggling economy. “I talk to people. I care about people,” the Minnesota Republican told Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity Wednesday evening. “The president has no understanding of what is happening in real people's lives.”
  • 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...
  • Pawlenty is the only one attacking Romenycare(why is Bachmann getting a pass for not attacking it?)

    06/17/2011 12:38:55 PM PDT · by teg_76 · 51 replies
    I'm just wondering why Tim Pawlenty is the only one taking heat for not taking on Romney. Yes, he passed on it in the debate, but he has been forceful ever since. See his interview with Hannity on HotAir. Bachmann continually passes on opportunities to take on Romneycare. Why is that? Full Disclosure: Palin supporter who'll probably vote for Pawlenty if she doesn't jump in. Bachmann would have been my second choice but the Rollins thing and her reluctance to take on Romney has changed my mind.
  • Rove stumps for Bachmann, Kennedy [2006]

    06/16/2011 7:32:31 PM PDT · by RED SOUTH · 209 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.startribune.com ^ | Updated: July 21, 2006 - 10:57 PM | Eric Black
    White House political maestro Karl Rove urged money and other forms of support for Republican congressional candidate Michele Bachmann at a Stillwater fundraiser Friday.The Bachmann fundraiser at the Water Street Inn in Stillwater attracted about 60 supporters, who paid $250 for lunch. Couples who contributed $1,000 to Bachmann could have their pictures taken with Rove. The Bachmann campaign did not immediately release the total amount raised.
  • Michele Bachmann’s record: Earmarks, farm subsidies and pardons?

    06/16/2011 7:51:23 PM PDT · by RED SOUTH · 64 replies · 1+ views
    dailycaller ^ | May 15, 2011 | Matt Lewis
    Bachmann may also be plagued by her involvement in a controversial pardon. In 2007, Bachmann wrote a letter requesting a presidential pardon for a convicted drug-smuggler and money-launderer named Frank Vennes. Vennes was convicted of money laundering in 1988 and pleaded no contest to a cocaine and weapons charge. Making matters worse, he and his wife donated a total of $27,600 to Bachmann’s 2006 and 2008 election.
  • Bachmann Smart, Media Dumb

    06/14/2011 5:41:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 39 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | June 14, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    Seems like only yesterday when Michele Bachmann was supposed to be dumb. Come to think of it, it was yesterday, until about 8:30pm anyway. I found out how silly it was to think of Bachmann that way late last year, when I heard her speak at David Horowitz’s Restoration Weekend. I was sitting at a table full of professor types. We kept turning to each other and saying, “This woman is sharp, not at all the dunce she’s been portrayed as.” Liberalism nowadays may be the last great holdout of old-fashioned prejudice. By telling themselves they’re against group hatreds of...
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann 'GMA' Interview (still won't criticize Romneycare)

    06/14/2011 5:43:32 PM PDT · by teg_76 · 70 replies
    Tea Party favorite announces she's officially in the race for president at CNN's GOP debate.
  • Michele Bachmann Vows To ‘Repeal Obamacare’ But Refuses To Criticize Mitt Romney Or Romneycare

    06/14/2011 7:43:53 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 183 replies
    Mediate ^ | Tuesday June 14, 2011 | Matt Schneider
    Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann vowed again in her appearance on GMA this morning to repeal the “job-killer” known as “Obamacare.” Yet despite several valiant attempts by George Stephanopoulos to get Bachmann to say something, anything, critical about frontrunner Mitt Romney, she refused to get off message and ignored his question completely. When Stephanopoulos asked whether Bachmann had any critique of “Romneycare” in Massachusetts, Bachmann instead repeated “Obamacare will steamroll over all the state laws” and suggested that what anyone else will do, or has done, is not relevant to her plans. .
  • Bachmann Adds Another Former Huckabee Staffer

    06/13/2011 11:45:10 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 15 replies
    FOX News ^ | 06/13/2011 | Steve Brown
    Michele Bachmann's yet-to-be-officially-announced presidential campaign has added another former Mike Huckabee staffer. An announcement is expected shortly that Alice Stewart will serve as national press secretary. Stewart held a similar role with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee's 2008 White House bid. The addition of Stewart brings a Huckabee flavor to the Bachmann bid. The Minnesota Congresswoman already has commitments from Iowa field-hand Wes Enos and campaign manager Ed Rollins, both filled the same roles with Huckabee's campaign.
  • 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...
  • Interview: Michele Bachmann on Faith, Family (Refuses to answer question about a Palin candidacy)

    06/09/2011 10:55:18 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 131 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | June 9, 2011 | Isabel Lyman
    Considered a Tea Party favorite, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) continues to garner positive reactions from conservative voters as she touts her pro-life stance and vows to repeal Obamacare. (snip) In a brief interview with The Christian Post, Bachmann discussed two issues that are near and dear to her heart – faith and family. (snip) Bachmann declined to answer the last question: “If you choose to not pursue the presidency, what would you think about a Sarah Palin attempt?”
  • 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...
  • Ed Rollins isn’t helping Michel Bachmann

    06/08/2011 12:45:09 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    WP ^ | 06/08/2011 | Jennifer Rubin
    Ed Rollins isn’t helping Michel Bachmann By Jennifer Rubin For some conservatives Ed Rollins was an odd choice for Rep. Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign. She’s fresh; he’s not. She’s anti-Beltway; he personifies it. She’s disciplined; and he’s shown he’s not. The trouble started when Rollins, still in his TV cabler mind-set, went after Sarah Palin, calling her “not serious.” This was dumb on multiple levels including (in no particular order): 1) it took the focus off his boss; 2) it will offend voters who are Bachmann’s natural constituency; and 3) it plays into the sexist “Palin v. Bachmann!” match-up that...
  • 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 blasts Rollins, expects 'retraction'

    06/08/2011 10:07:06 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/08/2011 | Ben Smith
    Sarah Palin's chief of staff blasted Michele Bachmann strategist Ed Rollins today after Rollins criticized the former Alaska governor and suggested to POLITICO that his candidate would benefit by comparison to her "Beltway political strategist Ed Rollins has a long, long track record of taking high profile jobs and promptly sticking his foot in his mouth," said Sarah PAC chief of staff Michael Glassner in an emailed statement. "To no one's surprise he has done it again, while also fueling a contrived narrative about the presidential race by the mainstream media. One would expect that his woodshed moment is coming...
  • 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...
  • Bachmann consultant Ed Rollins: Palin hasn’t been serious for years

    06/07/2011 1:53:00 PM PDT · by Graneros · 102 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 7, 2011 | Allahpundit
    Via the Daily Caller and Politico, if jabs like this are already being thrown before Palin’s even in the race, how brutal will things be in six months when the two of them and Herman Cain are battling for the grassroots vote in Iowa? Good lord. It’s going to be a long, hot, nasty summer, my friends. “Sarah has not been serious over the last couple of years,” Rollins told Brian Kilmeade on his radio show, Kilmeade and friends. “She got the Vice Presidential thing handed to her, she didn’t go to work in the sense of trying to gain...
  • Parker Brags: I Led Media Assassination Of Sarah Palin

    11/11/2010 6:48:47 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 82 replies · 6+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 11, 2010 | Mark Finkelstein
    In the promo fluff for its future flop, CNN calls Kathleen Parker a "conservative" commentator. So what's a "conservative" in CNN's book? Someone who, when accused of taking part in the media assassination of Sarah Palin, brags that she didn't merely take part—she "led it." Supposed conservative Kathleen Parker made her bizarre boast on this evening's Parker Spitzer. It came in the course of her interview of John Ziegler, creator of the documentary "Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted.” While denying she had been "duped" by Obama, Parker admitted that during the campaign she "bought into...
  • MASS Disaster: The Bay State shows how not to reform health care

    07/30/2009 1:36:38 AM PDT · by broncobilly · 108 replies · 2,839+ views
    Forbes ^ | 7/29/09 | Sally C. Pipes
    "Will Commonwealth care cost taxpayers more? No!" So wrote Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in November 2004, the economy then still in full bloom. "Neither the state nor the taxpayers can afford to pay more."