Ed Rollins, Bachmann's campaign chief: Sarah Palin's a lightweight quitter

The articulate one's on the left.

The articulate one's on the left.

Ed Rollins ran Ronald Reagan's 1984 presidential campaign, and now he's going to run Michele Bachmann's.

She's a serious person of substance, he insisted on Fox News this morning, and "I think to a certain extent she's articulate" too. [We're with you, Ed:]

And, ignoring Reagan's 11th Commandment about not speaking ill of other Republicans, Rollins is going right for Sarah Palin's throat.


"Sarah has not been serious over the last couple of years," Rollins told the Daily Caller. "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. You know, I think Michele Bachmann and others have worked hard."

Rightbloggers like Michelle Malkin are dismayed. Where's the sisterhood!

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Say what you will about Bachmann's politics (and the idea that she's articulate): She wins elections. And it's hard to imagine that she wasn't aware of Rollins' track record of disparaging Mama Grizzly.

Watch him take a whack at Palin after she quit her post as Alaska's governor:

And see him scoff at the idea that Palin has any right to claim Regan's mantle:

Mama Grizzly's a lightweight quitter and a Reagan poseur? Looks like Bachmann's hired herself a hit man.