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I must have missed the part where Ed Rollins apologized

I must have missed the part where Ed Rollins apologized

Via HotAir via WaPo comes news that Michele Bachmann “reportedly” ordered Ed Rollins to apologize to Sarah Palin for the nasty remarks Rollins threw Palin’s way his first day on the job as a senior Bachmann campaign advisor.

I’ve been busy the past few days with the transition to the new blog, so I must have missed the apology, and I can’t find a link to it.  All I could find is this:

Rollins had suggested to POLITICO that Bachmann would fare well in a Palin contrast, and told a radio interviewer that the former vice presidential contender is “not serious.”

Of Team Palin’s call for a retraction, he said, “What’s the retraction? I say she’s serious?

Will someone please post the link to Rollins’ apology in the comments, I really want to see it.

And Michele, the fact that you still have to deal with Rollins’ statements should have led you to demand more than an apology.


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From how I read the article, it was to be a ‘call’ to Palin’s people. IOW, a private apology. My guess that was to apologize, but to try and keep the apology story from overshadowing the story of her debate performance.

Juba Doobai! | June 21, 2011 at 9:41 am

Bachmann’s is not serious. Her lackey insults Palin publicly, gets to leave the remark out there by issuing a private apology to the woman who was instrumental in hezlping her retain her seat, gets to keep his job, and we are supposed to say ‘wow! Michelle has control ofnher campaign!’ Bachmann’s campaign has along been insulting Paloin by claiming that Bachmann’s like Palin but with brains, and shewing did nothing about that. Sorry, Michelle Bachmann, we just don’t believe you. You couldn’t win your seat without Sarah Palin, and you won’t get near the POTUS without her either.

Minorcan Maven | June 21, 2011 at 9:58 am

My thoughts exactly!

To say Bachmann needed Palin to get elected is quite a stretch. She won in ’06 and ’08 on her own, and in ’10 she won by a landslide (52-40), and raises just tons of her own money. Yes, Palin did help her, both in campaigning and fund raising; but lets not overstate it.
Rollins is a tool vis-a-vis Palin; and Bachmann needs to keep him on a short leash in that regard. But from a campaign strategy perspective, it makes sense for the apology to stay private. There is no benefit, for anyone, to make this issue more prominent and more public than it already is.

ImaLindatoo | June 21, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Gee Seems the only comments I can find from Michele Bachmann are her playing the same sexist game the same week. At the Freedom conf of which Sarah Palin won the poll. I think this is very telling of Bachmann. Besides the fact that it took two weeks for her to “leak” that false story, without having the apology public. What is on her mind. Maybe that’s the problem, NOTHING, and only spews what she’s told to spew by the likes of Rollins.

Bachmann, supposedly a sharp and on-the-political-cutting-edge strategist and Tea Party leader, hires an angry out-of-control known spoiler and all around doofus to “aid” her campaign and then fritters away three weeks dealing with foreseeable garbage emanating from his pie hole. Great example of executive skills.

Edward Cropper | June 21, 2011 at 5:47 pm

With all due respect to Ms Bachmann, her lack of knowledge, bad judgment or both regarding the Mouth that Roared Ed Rollins certainly casts doubt on her Presidential qualifications.

PresPalin2012 | June 21, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Just like with Obama, and Carter & LBJ before him.. it isn’t the advisors that are the problem, it’s the person at the top, who makes the choices and the decisions, that is the problem.

In other words, it’s Michele Bachmann’s choices and decisions, that reflects who she is, and what she is.. and if her choice of a bad staff campaign manager, is any indication of her choices and decisions as President, the it is not a good sign for her.. as she must reflect good decision making skills and choices, not bad ones.. as it will tough enough to battle ad beat the Republican competition, let alone Obama, and his army of Anti-America Socialist-Marxist Propagandists and operatives.