Michele Bachmann might be wishing that before she signed up Ed Rollins as her (now former) campaign manager, she had known about his habit of making trouble for candidates he worked for. And she also might be angling for a spot as a celebrity in a Google TV ad.
The New York Times reports:
“When it comes to personnel issues, I act professionally and respectful of former employees,” she said. “I just assume that’s a two-way street. It’s disappointing when it’s not.”
When it was pointed out that Mr. Rollins has a history of speaking sharply about candidates who once employed him, Mrs. Bachmann offered a tight smile. “I guess I should have done that Google search,” she said.
After stepping down as Bachmann’s campaign manager, citing his age and health issues, Rollins then openly declared that the Bachmann campaign would not have enough money to campaign beyond Iowa, unless: “If she somehow for some reason could win Iowa than she could get another look.”
Rollins has previously had similar fallings-out with the 1992 presidential campaign of Ross Perot, and the 2006 Senate campaign of Katherine Harris. After quitting each of those campaigns, Rollins criticized the candidates and/or their campaigns, and called into question the candidates’ viability and fitness for office.
(Via Political Wire.)