She should have fired his ass when he trashed Sarah Palin


Hot Air:

Ed Rollins: Unless she wins Iowa, Bachmann doesn’t have the ability or the resources to contend

Why is this perfectly accurate statement of political reality newsworthy? Is it because some outlets are getting the quote wrong and claiming that he said she has no chance after Iowa, period? Is it because campaign advisors — even informal ones like Rollins — aren’t supposed to acknowledge the long odds against their candidate, even when those odds are apparent to all sentient beings watching? Or is it because Rollins has a history of shanking the people he works for (or used to work for) and this clip suggests there may be much, much more shanking to come? In fact, this segment was a lost opportunity for Mitchell. If it’s shanking she wanted, she should have followed up with him on his stunning ambivalence last week when Matthews pressed him on whether he thinks Bachmann should be president. First question: Why work for a candidate whom you’re not gung-ho to see elected?


Right after Bachmann hired Rollins back in June he decided to trash Sarah Palin:

“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 more substance, she gave up her governorship.”


If you’re trying to win over the Tea Party base of the GOP, launching an unprovoked attack on their queen is not how you do it.

Karma is a you-know-what.


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12 Responses to She should have fired his ass when he trashed Sarah Palin

  1. votermom says:

    First question: Why work for a candidate whom you’re not gung-ho to see elected?

    Bachmann is either being played or allowing herself to be played. I figure #2. Notice how she is willing to criticize anybody except Mittens?

    • ralphb says:

      VP audition? Maybe so but I think it’s more likely Rollins has a bank account with a new deposit from someone every time he does one of these scummy things.

  2. ralphb says:

    The European dream lies in ruins

    One wonders whether the irresistible force has met the immovable object. Karma may cave us all in with this mess.

    Europe’s leaders seem incapable of solving the crisis unfolding in front of them.

    • They need to breakup, fully unite, print euros, or create eurobonds (like our treasuries). But they don’t seem to want to do any of the four things. It’s totally Germany’s call though. Latest elections have them shifting slightly to the left, so kick-the-can-down-the-road and dig-a-bigger-hole will be the most likely scenario. Partial breakup with tiered eurobonds would seem to make most sense, but German taxpayers don’t want to be used as collateral. Which means world central banks will have to keep bailing out the ECB.

  3. Why would anyone want to hire Ed Rollins.

  4. 1539days says:

    Ed Rollins never seemed to be able to recover from running the 1984 campaign. Nothing could be as slam dunk as that again so he tends to quit before he gets started now.

  5. ralphb says:

    Washington Examiner: Republicans dodge the real lesson of Solyndra

    This issue is tailor made for Sarah.

    In Republican-leaning circles in Washington, the question of the moment has been “Does this Solyndra thing have legs?” — in other words, will the news media keep running stories on the subsidized, politically connected solar power company that just went bankrupt?

    When Republicans ask this question, they mean, “Will this significantly detract from President Obama’s re-election chances?”

    The brief answer is: Probably not, because too many Republicans are asking the wrong questions and drawing the wrong conclusions.
    (…)
    The most telling moment of last week’s House subcommittee hearing on Solyndra was a back-and-forth between Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Phil Gingrey.

    Markey pointed out that solar companies aren’t the only energy companies getting federal loan guarantees. Power giant Southern Co. won a $3.4 billion loan guarantee from the Obama Energy Department last summer.

    Gingrey, of Georgia, didn’t like Markey “comparing Solyndra, this bankrupt company, totally unproven technology, to the Southern Company.” Gingrey pointed out that “Southern Company owns Mississippi Power, Alabama Power, Georgia Power, among others, and employs literally thousands of people.”

    The implication was clear: Federal subsidies to big, established companies are fine. It’s the handouts to these upstarts that are objectionable.

    So Gingrey is embracing the heart of Obamanomics — the proposition that government ought to be an active partner in shaping the economy and helping business — while objecting to the administration’s behavior in one case.

    • 1539days says:

      They left out the fact that Solyndra only became news when they laid off 1,000 people and went bankrupt. Given the choice, at least government money going to big energy doesn’t result in layoffs two years later.

      • ralphb says:

        Can’t prove that though. Large companies lay people off all the time for various reasons.

        Any startup is risky and this one obviously shouldn’t have been backed but, then again, big already successful companies shouldn’t be backed either.

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