The squabble between Sarah Palin’s peeps and those of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is quite entertaining.

Rollins slap at Palin shows Bachmann isn’t afraid of a fight


The squabble between Sarah Palin’s peeps and those of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is quite entertaining. Not that we didn’t see this coming. Months ago, Bachmann bumped Palin as Tea Party queen. But now that Bachmann is this close to jumping into the race for the Republican nomination for president — and Palin is pretending to think about doing same but we all know she won’t — the gloves are coming off in earnest.

Jennifer Rubin raises some good points about the wisdom of Bachmann hiring Ed Rollins. “She’s fresh; he’s not,” Rubin writes. “She’s anti-Beltway; he personifies it. She’s disciplined; and he’s shown he’s not.” And Rubin points out why Rollins’s slam of Palin as “not serious” might not have been the smartest move.

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 his boss has tried to downplay.

But here’s why an attack on Palin is a safe and potentially beneficial move on Bachmann’s part.

When 64 percent of the country says it won’t vote for you (up 11 percent since November 2009), when 42 percent of your fellow Republicans say they won’t vote for you (up 18 percent since November 2009, which is also the biggest increase), and when you’ve done nothing to alter the perception that you’re “not serious,” why shouldn’t you be attacked?

As the graph shows, Palin’s national political standing has been all downhill since her splashy debut in September 2008. The latest Post-ABC News poll, released this week, only adds to Palin’s negative momentum.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. daisydem
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 14:53:41

    What can we say … as a woman, I know that two women both vying (or even pretending) to for the same position (job), the same man, the same pair of tennis shoes on the sale rack at J.C. Penney’s .. not the same as two men going for it. Just not. It would (already has) get dirty real quick, so-called Christian values or not.


  2. daisydem
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 14:54:15

    That may be a sexist comment, but I am sorry it is true.


  3. Kalena
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 15:48:27

    I’m praying Sarah doesn’t run but if those two get into a brawl no doubt Sarah will show how nasty she can be.


    Syrin, Did you find out what the film crew is up to? There is a FILMDOG media out of AL. They do mostly corporate work. I wondered if they are doing some Palin propaganda.


    • Syrin
      Jun 09, 2011 @ 17:57:44

      Oh, you must have seen my tweet early this morning… Interesting, I see they do A&E filming. I’m thinking, it could be the start of pretending that Bris actually moved from Wasilla to Hollywood, instead of Arizona.. More lies they are creating for Bristol’s reality show where she lives with two guys . Waiting to hear if local news says anything..


  4. Mallard
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 16:38:47

    Sighren: You really need to learn some rules about good blogging. The last paragraph that starts “As the graph shows,…” is not part of Rollin’s piece, it is your comment. You don’t differentiate between your addition and the story, so you make it appear as if it is still Rollins who is writing, whether you do it intentionally or not. By including the link to the story after your comment, you reinforce this mis-perception. At a minimum, you should put the link between your comment and the end of Rolins’ story.

    Just trying to help out. If Sarah Palin did this on her Facebook articles, you’d be all over her with no mercy exclaiming what a stupid cow she is. No need for name calling, just tighten up your act.


    • Syrin
      Jun 09, 2011 @ 17:48:55

      Just read the article, the author is Jonathan Capehart. NOT Rollins!
      I repost articles of interest, sometimes those that aren’t usually read.

      Oh, the graphs are indeed part of his piece and analyze them very carefully while you weep for Quack quack! Sarah on Facebook, huh? She has her share of writing, reading, posting and texting, tweeting and speaking problems that should be keeping her followers very confused… Poor Duck


    • WakeUpAmerica
      Jun 09, 2011 @ 20:30:26

      So if there is no need for name-calling, why do you call her “Sighren?” Hypocrit much?


  5. Jeff
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 05:27:57

    Yes, Syrin, learn please some good blogging skills from Sarah, which will allow you to blame someone else if your ghostwriter screws up and writes something totally asinine.

    Where do these people come from and, assuming they’re adults, how have they survived to this point in their lives?

    Good article. The graph reveals why any “thinking p-bot” (oxymoron?) should wonder, beyond Diebold, where SP could possibly get the “undecided” voters to make her a viable candidate in a general election. Too much thinking required for them, apparently, and they’re too busy writing checks to pay for diesel for the bus.

    BTW, Thanks for the link to Urban Dictionary. I think I’ll begin by using her name as a verb. It’s always nice to have a new derogatory term to use in lieu of my usual curse words, which not only do I have to whisper to myself, but also they seem to become stale after using more than 2 or 3 in a sentence. Also, too, palin is such a versatile word, I’ll just substitute the next time a Tea Bagger interrupts me at work, which is all too frequent, because HR doesn’t always filter properly with rigorous aptitude testing. My next interruption will be in less than 5 minutes, since folks are just getting started with the workday So I should wrap it up here so I can save the company from the palins here in cubicles who have palined their way into employment and now have to palin their way past their boss to keep from being thrown to the sidewalk on their palin.

    I enjoyed your photos on Flicker the other day. I’ve been meaning to stop by here, and I’m glad I did. Take care and have a great day!



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