On The Kilmeade and Friends radio show, Ed Rollins, whom Michele Bachmann just hired as a strategist for her future presidential run, attacked former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as someone who is not serious. This label has been applied to Palin by many who dismiss her as a “reality star” or “caribou barbie.”
Said Rollins: “Sarah has not been serious over the last couple of years. 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.”
Rollins, who used to be a boxer, seems ready for a Palin v. Bachmann fight.
Remarkably, Palin has let herself be defined by her critics and has yet to make a positive case for herself on the national stage. This is why her supporters think she is the greatest “unknown, known” figure in American politics. And a movie titled “The Undefeated” that is set to debut in Iowa next month may dispel some misconceptions people may have of Palin.
Rollins’ attacks seems to ignore the many substantive speeches and policy statments Palin has issued since she resigned as Gov. of Alaska after frivolous ethics charges almost drove her family into bankruptcy and made it impossible for her to effectively govern the state.
Bachmann has also been a darling of the Tea Party crowd; she certainly has been fierce in her opposition against Obama.
Bachmann and Palin are certainly darlings of the right, and it will be interesting to see if voters fall in line behind Palin or Bachmann, should both choose to run for the President, or if their votes are split, which is what more establishment-leaning members of the GOP would probably want.