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Michele Bachmann Disappointed in Ed Rollins

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Just more proof she's clueless. Via Taegan-

Rep. Michele Bachmann told the New York Times that it was "dismaying" that former campaign manager Ed Rollins made critical comments about her presidential bid as he left.

Said Bachmann: "When it comes to personnel issues, I act professionally and respectful of former employees. I just assume that's a two-way street. It's disappointing when it's not."

When it was pointed out that Rollins has a history of speaking sharply about candidates who once employed him, Bachmann smiled and said, "I guess I should have done that Google search."

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Quickie: The bland leading the bland

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Today's Quickie:

The bland leading the bland:

(CNN) - Former presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty threw his support behind Romney on Monday.  [...]

Following the endorsement, Romney's team announced in a statement that Pawlenty will serve as a national co-chair of Romney's campaign.

That was today's Quickie. Was it good for you?

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VIDEO- Death threat from wife of Joe Miller former campaign manager: “If you ever, ever treat him like that again I’ll bury you alive.”

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UPDATE: I added the word "former" into the headline. Here's why.

My Twitter pal cbn2 was kind enough to remind me of a disturbingly fascinating incident that happened about a month ago. If this is how the Miller campaign handles itself, if this is the climate that Joe Miller creates, if this is any indication of the bizarre circus that would be created by a "Senator Miller", we don't want any, thank you very much:

northpeak907 | August 12, 2010

The wife of the campaign manager for U.S. Senate Candidate, Joe Miller, threatening people at our table at an official campaign event.
She knew that she was on video, she approached our table without solicitation. The guy with the camera also knew that he was on video. The guy with the camera is a pr person for Joe Miller. The guy with the camera attempted to fight members of our party when they went outside to make a phone call.
I have zero, I repeat zero involvement with the Murkowski campaign. I was not asked to take or post this video by any group or individual.

Via an August 16 piece in the Anchorage Daily News:

That all came on the heels of a confrontation at a downtown Anchorage Irish pub between Bauer’s wife, Deborah, and talk radio host Dave Stieren that was caught on video. As the Alaska Ear summed up the imbroglio:

The Miller campaign has been in a social media shoving match with the UAA College Republicans over Bauer's claim the group has wrongfully endorsed Lisa (Murkowski). The group says it hasn't. Add to that an appearance by Bauer on Stieren's show, which apparently didn't go well for Bauer, and you end up with Deborah Bauer in a public rant at McGinley's Pub Wednesday hissing at Stieren, "If you ever, ever treat him like that again I'll bury you alive."

Fast forward to this afternoon, when Bauer sent out his own press release saying video of the incident was used as blackmail in the effort to get him fired and he wants a state and federal investigation.

You need to read Bauer’s whole description here. But the central allegation is that Stieren told a Miller staffer outside the bar that he’d air the recording if Bauer wasn’t fired as campaign manager.


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