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Health problems??? This is all Obamacare's fault!Lunatic pill-head Michele Bachmann’s veteran campaign manager Ed Rollins is stepping down for “health reasons,” and, he added, “it’s a Romney-Perry race” is the name of his illness. We hear you, Ed Rollins, that is a tough disease to battle on campaign hours, seven days a week, with only the “hope” of certain death at the end of the tunnel. And it’s apparently contagious: the deputy campaign manager is also leaving. Not even the pill-stuffed trailer towing Michele Bachmann’s tour bus across America has enough Ambien and Ecstasy to make an exhausting failure of a campaign sound fun anymore. Sad!

Reuters reports:

Rollins conceded that Texas Governor Rick Perry’s entry into the Republican race slowed Bachmann’s momentum. Perry, who is also popular with social and religious conservatives, rose swiftly to the top of opinion polls among Republicans since entering the race last month.

“Legitimately, it’s a (Mitt) Romney-Perry race,” Rollins told CNN. I think she’s (Bachmann) the third candidate at this point in time, which is way different and better than we thought when we started this thing and she’s very much in this thing.”

Oh well, MOAR PILLZ for Michele, quitters. [Reuters]

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  • Barrelhse

    Oh boy. I beat Barbara.

  • AJWjr.

    Maybe a cheney or two will come to her aid.

    • BTWBFDIMHO

      Mean. I don't wish that to anybody.

  • tihond

    Sarah Palin admires Ed Rollins's tenacity.

    • noodlesalad

      Ed Rollins is undefeated.

  • baconzgood

    "Why the fuck did I hook up with this crazy bitch? She's going to destroy my carreer," is NOT a medical condition.

    • mumbly_joe

      My sick days beg to differ.

    • prommie

      Ummm. . . .

  • OneYieldRegular

    "It's a Romney-Perry race…and she's very much in this thing."

    I can see why Ed Rollins makes the big bucks.

    • Sue4466

      Seriously, what did he mean by that? she's third, so she's still in. Thus I'm quitting. It's a different race–because, what, you thought she'd be 18th when you joined?

      Maybe it is medical. Or maybe Rollins always sucked at his job.

    • franco_pinyon

      You begin to wonder why anybody stills hires this guy. Who, among his last half-dozen former clients, has he not turned on and trashed?

      Rollins is one of those political whores that give whores a bad name.

      • SorosBot

        He turns on all his clients eventually, and looking at Wikipedia it looks like the last winning campaign he worked on was Christie Todd-Whitman's in 1993. Why anyone hires this guy anymore is a mystery.

      • Pristine_ODummy

        Why does anyone hire this guy? Because, like Michele Bachmann, they're batshit KKKrazy. Nobody else would want him.

        • Rotundo_

          Don't forget that magical republican ingredient that makes decisions like hiring Ed seem sensible at the time: Stupidity! People keep hiring him as a consultant, they spiral into the ground and Ed sits on the sidelines on the pundit programs tut-tutting about what a shitty campaign they ran (using his patented Ed Rollins advice). If they're dumb enough to rally round Dubya, Ed Rollins has at least one or two more campaigns left in him. PT Barnum knew about these types…

    • zhubajie

      Since it's Iowa, I hope they pay him in bushels of shell corn.

  • memzilla

    Yes, Ed Rollins has contracted Terminal Palinitis (Palinitis simplex).

  • Texan_Bulldog

    Shorter Rollins: She would be a fine candidate if she never opened her mouth.

    • Terry

      …and if there wasn't ample video evidence of her bat shit craziness on the internet.

    • Not_So_Much

      That was probably on her beard Pre-Nup agreement with Marcus.

  • “Legitimately, it’s a (Mitt) Romney-Perry race”

    Interesting…I always thought Bachmann was the one with a huge opening, and not Perry. (And I'm talking about Marcus, of course).

    • flamingpdog

      Maybe it's time for the Earth to have a huge opening, and swallow up Michele's campaign whole.

    • Pristine_ODummy

      I see the "HUGE opening" meme has finally caught on. My work here is done.

  • slithytoves

    The medical condition is characterized by bursts of sanity. Don't worry, this, too, will pass like a kidney stone.

  • JoeBiteme

    I'm surprised it took Ed's give-a-shitter this long to malfunction given Michele's level of, ahem, developmental issues.

  • Or the fact that Michelle (like her hubby it seems) keeps jamming things in her mouth (sometimes corndogs, but mostly her feet) and refuses to listen to campaign sleazebag but noted professional Ed.

    • Yes, I have to admit that I was surprised that Ed was working for her. Even though he is a pundit/douchebag, I never figured him for insane, just a repub asshole.
      Looks like he "came to his senses" (well, a little).

  • Ansnarkist

    A race of the descendants of Romney and Perry is terrifying.

    • memzilla

      I'm thinking Morlocks and Eloi. Anybody else?

      • Terry

        Romney can supply the planet.

    • jaytingle

      Okay, I'll bite: which one's the girl?

      • mereoblivion

        Well, all the dinos at Jurassic Park are female and they've learned to procreate, or something, haven't they?

        • genxr

          And they accosted a lawyer in the bathroom. It was terrifying.

          • SorosBot

            Clever girl…

      • elviouslyqueer

        Both of them, Katie.

      • Pristine_ODummy

        Medical technology has progressed beyond that simplistic stage, fella.

    • Terry

      Say what you will, but the decendants would have very well styled hair.

      • V572 T-Blow

        Yet there's a fundamental disparity between them: Perry's a blow-dry guy, and Romney's all pomade, all the time — a Dapper Dan man, like George Clooney in 'O, Brother, Where Art Thou?'. How would this be resolved in their progeny?

      • Pristine_ODummy

        Lots of it. All the way down their backs.

    • Guppy06

      I thought we called that "Santorum."

    • flamingpdog

      Hatfields and McCoys?

  • MildMidwesterner

    I'm confused… Why was there a seemingly sane and astute individual working for the Bachmann campaign?

    • SorosBot

      Because he's Ed Rollins; he's still pure evil, and a whore.

    • FakaktaSouth

      Ed Rollins brought us Reagan, GHWBush and gave that cretinous, brain tumor riddled, no count, lying sack of all things to come in nasty republican campaign politics, Lee Atwater, his first real national job. Ed should prob go away forever.

      • Pristine_ODummy

        "Go away"? "GO AWAY"?

        Can't we have him land face first out of a plane on a beach somewhere in Indonesia where Komodo dragons can eat him alive? PLEEZ?

  • That lady made him sick.

    • baconzgood

      But it was like The Stand. Everyone else in America caught it first.

  • charlesdegoal

    Some may consider this remark borderline sexist, but I fail to see the interest one would have in "handling" Ms Bachmann other than to get occasionally blown by her. I understand that even that loses some its appeal after a while, as the excitement of a presidential aspirant on her knees declines in intensity. Mr. Rollins may now want to do it with Mr. Perry or Mr. Romney (I hadn't heard that about him, but one mustn't forget that Republicans as a group are all cocksuckers). Borderline homophobic I suppose, too. My apologies.

    • ttommyunger

      No apology needed.

    • chicken_thief

      I can relate to that line of thinking. I wouldn't mind grudge fucking her until her eyes popped back to normal.

  • Why don't Bachmann, Gingrich, Cain, Santorum, and all the second tier candidates join up like Voltron to form a super-candidate. They could fill-up half of every debate with the transformation sequence to distract from the lack of substance, plus they could fund-raise by selling action figures with little plastic knobs and sockets so they can attach to each other.

    • But why does the Marcus Bachamnn doll keep attaching itself to the rear mounting holes of all the male candidates?

      • SarahsBush

        Because ConserVoltron runs on Santorum. HE'S NOT GAY HE'S JUST REFUELING.

    • Swampgas_Man

      I think Bachmann has enough little plastic knobs going into her as it is.

  • flamingpdog

    I wonder if sweet Sara Benincasa can do a Rick Perry imitation.

    • AJWjr.

      She may be a professional, but that's just asking too much.

    • BTWBFDIMHO

      Please, just for the pleasure of watching her on jean shorts and cowboy boots…

    • Pristine_ODummy

      She does a *great* Michele Bachmann — my money's on Sara doing a terrific DinglePerry.

  • Needz moar buttsex…

    Dont say I never did anything for you, Marcus

  • x111e7thst

    Hopefully Michele will continue to hang about the fringes of the race, spouting gibberish and bugging out her eyes. Because that is a beautiful thing to behold.

    • Terry

      She also reminds independents what the GOP has become.

    • chicken_thief

      She could join the Palin Tour and translate Mama G's incoherent word salads into Bachmann screech. Not that anyone would then understand, or even give a fuck what the point was, but it would be great entertainment.

  • GuanoFaucet

    Michele will take this as an order from god to double down on the crazy.

  • LiveToServeYa

    There can be only one (insane nutjob)!

    • philpjfry

      Would that it were so

      • chicken_thief

        Agreed. Seems the ranks of the current crop of (R) hopefuls include only insane nutjobs – topped with a little Santorum, like hot fudge on a sundae.

  • MissusBarry

    One-L, it's your turn now. Move towards acceptance of defeat and leave the rest of us in the blissful silence of a world without your insane shrieking. That's a good girl.

  • noodlesalad

    Can't wait to see Michele trump Howard Dean's YEAARGH speech. Hoping that Marcus in a tutu is involved.

  • Beetagger

    I guess Ed figured he didn't need the money as badly as he thought.

  • smitallica

    In other words, the Bible-lickers in the GOP base found someone just as crazy, but who has the added benefit of a Y chromosome, so this bitch has been shown the door. Don't let it hit you in the ass. Oh, and fuck you, also.

    • Terry

      Old Rick brings a healthy dose of moral and position flexibility. He'll change his whole viewpoint in a heart beat if it will bring in more donations or guarantee his nomination. Shelley, for all her faults, is at least somewhat consistent. Her handlers have tried to tone the the crazy, from what it appears.

  • The only reason someone like Rollins would be doing a job like this is to keep his hand in the till. Giving nutjobs like Bachmann aid and comfort is criminally cynical. I hope his checks cleared and the door didn't hit him on the ass.

    • Yep, PS, I think you've eloquently figured it out!

    • proudgrampa

      What??? You mean Ed didn't volunteer to lead the campaign for purely ideological reasons? He got PAID? I am shocked, I tell you, shocked!

  • I look forward to Ed's retirement phase as he putters with a screenplay or two, maybe dashes off a bit of poetry — not exactly Leonard Nimoy school of post-fame — perhaps more Hal Sirowitz, only instead of "Mother Said," more akin to The Police's similarly crowned composition: "Oh the telephone is ringing / Is that my mother#@! on the phone / The telephone is ringing… oh Mother of all Evils please don't devour me in the end"

  • LetUsBray

    Wow, even a whore like Ed Rollins has some standards. Who knew?

    • prommie

      Well, he developed some standards AFTER his pockets were filled with her money. Its like going out with an ugly girl during a dry spell, then suddenly developing standards after you have fucked her six ways from sunday.

      • AJWjr.

        Where are these ugly girls of which you speak?

      • tessiee

        I resemble that remark!

    • HobbesEvilTwin

      I don't think it has anything to do with standards. Ed just knows he can make more money on either the Parry or Mittens train.

    • Pristine_ODummy

      In this case, I b'leev the standard is, "Haz we gotz all teh munniez we can get b4 KKKrayZ LayDee explodes?"

  • baconzgood

    I never liked Rollins since he left Black Flag. He just got too preachy.

    • MrFizzy

      I think the band was keeping him young though – he looks like shit all of a sudden.

      • LesBontemps

        How many times can anyone be expected to sing "TV Party," just to psych up Michele for an appearance?

  • I hope she stays in the race to the bitter end. It keeps her out of Minnesota.

    • baconzgood

      That's very selfish of you Monsieur.

      • That women drives me to drink and when it comes to my liver I do tend to get a little self centered. Sorry.

        • baconzgood

          Hey! I had to take it on the chin for 12 years keeping Lube & Shit off the national political junket.

          • Pristine_ODummy

            Lube & Shit, Lube & Shit … oh, you mean Santorum?

            I thought he was known as "Frothy mixture"?

      • HedonismBot

        Hey, the more time current office holders like Michelle spend campaigning for an office they will never win, the less time they have available to vote or cause genuine harm in Congress. The presidential sideshow is a great place for Bachmann, Paul and anyone else who has an actual "day job" that has actual influence over actual people. I couldn't care less if they go to the Iowa State Fair and eat deep fried lard sandwiches every day for the rest of their lives.

    • proudgrampa

      And out of Congress.

    • ShaveTheWhales

      Precisely. If it keeps her from running for re-election to Congress, it serves some purpose.

      • Pristine_ODummy

        She's not running for re-election. Her district, after the Census-mandated redistricting, would be impossible for her to win with all the hoi-polloi that have been added to its ranks. She's already stated she's not going to run for that seat again. So, when she flames out spectacularly, as we know she will, she'll be GONE from public life, hopefully forever. Well, at least until that buttsechs vid of Marcus surfaces, and we get to read about it in the divorce coverage.

        • SorosBot

          Oh, she'll probably just get hired by Fox. In the GOP, losing a presidential election is good for the bank account.

          • Pristine_ODummy

            Needs MOAR blondz.

  • Major Thom

    Marcus Bachmann will be the next one to go for 'health' reasons.

    • flamingpdog

      Marcus Bachmann will be the next one to go down for 'health" reasons.

      /Fixed

  • deelzebub

    Why quit a guaranteed losing campaign? You coast along, do as half-assed a job as you can get away with, and milk the pill head for all she's worth. Not only do you not quit, but you talk her out of quitting early if she floats the idea. He's a political "expert"; he knew she was toast anyway before he even signed on to be her manager. This guy could take a lesson in grifting from Lou Sarah.

    • Rotundo_

      The money probably dried up the picosecond Perry announced. Besides, now he gets to go on all the pundit shows with all that juicy insider stuff they drool over. He can milk this for a month or more…

  • Goonemeritus

    Managing that campaign is clearly toxic. Just being Bachmann day in and day out seem to be hard on even her.

    • baconzgood

      It's and endurance life.

  • DemonicRage

    I viewed this candidate on a wide monitor screen (without sound) while waiting on line to return something at Ikea/ South Carolina questions for the candidates forum. It seemed like every question was about giving funds to Church Institutions that did not support gay adoptions or defunding federal medical assistance. What planet are these people from?

    • Pristine_ODummy

      I'd tell you, but I'd have to kill them all.

      What a senseless waste of human life!

      Oh, wait, they're not human. BRB.

  • Ed took some advice from long dead Johnny Cochran: "If the Bitch keeps talking crazy shit, you must just quit."

  • FNMA

    Romney-Perry? Is that anything like Dunning-Kruger?

    • littlebigdaddy

      More like Kreutzfeld-Jakob, which is a rotting of the brain.

    • ShaveTheWhales

      Very much win.

  • prommie

    Truly, the scandalous thing was that a somewhat quasi-not-completely-disreputable shitbag like Rollins would have hitched his wagon to the completely shrieking insane Bachman in the first place, even for lots of money. But Rollins has fallen far since the days of Reagan, and bragging that he got Christie Whitman elected by buying the black vote (by patronage-bribing black ministers with privatized social services contracts) left a stain on him thats still visible.

    • And tried to walk it back later, with a clarification, that his words were "an exaggeration that turned out to be inaccurate." Evading ownership of the controversy that closely after embracing it… maybe I see a pattern here..

    • 102415

      Exactly. Glad I didn't have to type that sick reminder of just who Ed Rollins was and still is.

  • freakishlywrong

    HehHeh..just got a little closer to my orgasmic *fuck you, crazy eyes! moment. I can't wait until she has to slink back in to "enemy territory" and face the music for all the ugly bullshit that she screeched about her fellow congress critters. I hear Pelosi will cut a bitch.

    • Pristine_ODummy

      Pelosi won't need to cut her worthless ass, because, come 2012, it is GONE! That's right, folks, MishMash BatShitKrayKrayMann is NOT running for re-election, haha!

      They're coming to take her away, ha ha …

      • HogeyeGrex

        Like, GONE, gone? Or just Sarah Palin gone?

        • Pristine_ODummy

          I'm inclined to believe like GONE gone, but as someone else pointed out upthread, she might end up screeching for Pox Ooze. Although Pox Ooze is sorta going down the toobz itself, so maybe that's a *good* thing. Especially if her final paycheck bounces and she's completely cut off from the government tit she's been suckling these past 35 years.

  • SudsMcKenzie

    Managing her must be like herding crazy cat lady And all her cats.

    I look forward to seeing Ed back on CNN's 32 person political panels.

  • baconzgood

    Legitimately-Romney-Perry. Hmmmph. I think that's the first time I've ever seen those words together.

  • Weenus299

    Romney-Perry sickens me too.

    • Pristine_ODummy

      I hear you can catch it from a terlet seat.

  • The rats are leaping from Bachmann's sinking ship, while the flames of Tejas are showing us what doG thinks of Perry's campaign. So do the Rethugs "force" Palin to be a decider and get in the race or do they really rapture and draft what they really want, a Jim DeMint / Erik Cantor ticket?

    • Pristine_ODummy

      I don't think Jim Demented and Erik Cantor like each other very much. In fact, I b'leev I've heard that they can't stand each other. Which is good. I suspect the Rethugs are still trying to draft Jeb or Chris Christie, and they're shit outa luck with both.

  • SorosBot

    I'm pretty sure Rollins actually quit for "my boss is a psycho who abuses her staff, even famous hacks for hire like me"-related health reasons.

    • tessiee

      That's a luxury that a lot of us don't have.

  • Limeylizzie

    I have a very close connection to Mr Rollins-no not that close-so I may be able to get more dirt here. I hope she grabbed his member or something, that would make a person ill or maybe her gay husband did.

    • ttommyunger

      Really, Limey; who gives a fuck about Ed Rollins? Put him in a bag with Dick Morris and it makes little difference which bloated, irrelevant douchebag you pull out.

    • prommie

      I had a close, adversarial relationship to one of the black ministers Christie bribed, once upon a time.

    • fuflans

      i don't know anybody in any kind of politics and i think i'd like to leave it that way.

    • Oooo, gossip is fun!
      Go, Lizzie, go!

    • Pristine_ODummy

      I want ALL THE DIRT! Yes! (pant, pant, pant)

  • Guppy06

    All this campaigning is interfering with her ability to properly submit to her husband, anyway.

    Teabaggers like their men white and their whites male, film at 11.

    And the sweet, sweet irony here is that Michele actually drank the Kool-Aid while Perry's just playing everyone.

  • James Michael Curley

    With her campaign in flames, we can look forward to the Bachman Palin Overdrive tour in 2013.

    • Pristine_ODummy

      Bachmann and Palin can't stand each other. You should hear the harpies (male and female) shrieking over at C4P about how much they hate, hate, hate the KKKrayZ LayD.

      • James Michael Curley

        The most dangerous cat fights are between a couple of worn out, ancient, desiccated pussys.

  • not that Dewey

    Ed simply read the rancid goat entrails that is modern political analysis: two Apocalyptic, anti-gay, murder-happy, pro-billionaire, poor-hating, supply-side Dominionists was just more than the Republican base could handle.

  • Usually Ed Rollins leaving a campaign would make it better but nothing can (or should) help the nutso bitch as she falls back into well earned irrelevance.

  • Quitter Ed Rollins joins qwitter twitter twat Palin's campaign in 3, 2, 1….

    And then they all quit uno mas, too, also.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      I thought the expression was "no mas".

  • Oblios_Cap

    As interesting as this is, I would much rather read something about how Rick Perry's awesome "Pray For Rain" events have managed to leave his state a tinderbox that now is beginning to resemble the Xtian version of Hell.

    Secede, bitches! Don't come crawling to the rest of us for aid like a bunch of whiny Socialists!

    • AJWjr.

      Just who is paying those socialist firefighters, hengh?

    • fuflans

      and i kept thinking about this whole 'gov't gets in the way', 'deregulation', 'unfetter the job creators' thing watching rick having to flee home to deal with disastor.

    • Redhead

      That just means God hates Perry as much as the rest of us.

      • Oblios_Cap

        God Hates Rick Parry and God hates us, too?

    • Buckminster

      Lucky the American people have more than a year to figure out the Perry is as crappy a candidate as Bachmann.

    • 102415

      Mmmm, I think the way this goes is," All those glitter bombing gays and the damn femminazis in Nonreal America made God hate us. It's their fault!"

      • chicken_thief

        Abso-fucking-lutely! A fair and compassionate Lord always plagues the shit out of, say, Texas for example, for the evil sins of the ghey in San Fran. It's just the way he rolls.

  • tcaalaw

    This is excellent news… for Herman Cain!

    • Barrelhse

      Thanks- I can never remember if it's 'Herman Cain' or 'Came in Her'.

      • tcaalaw

        Please don't use those three words in a Michele Bachmann-related thread!

  • ttommyunger

    “Legitimately, it’s a (Mitt) Romney-Perry race,” Rollins told CNN. I think she’s (Bachmann) the third candidate at this point in time," Duh! Ya think, Ed? My guess is the money was running out and Ed decided not to work for free Counseling (read blowjobs) at Marcus' Playhouse. Now I guess I'll be seeing him again at the local Publix since he holes up here in Red State Headquarters when he's not busy fucking up our Country.

    • Pristine_ODummy

      So, uh, is there any likelihood of accidentally running the little shit over when y'all are firing up to go on a long ride? Some 20 or so bikes leaving tracks on his back might sorta put him on a level with Atwater, you know, as in "no longer able to shit all over our political landscape"?

      • ttommyunger

        Nope. Too many witnesses, plus, it would take days to get the smell of Hack-Flavored Shit off the bikes.

        • Pristine_ODummy

          True. Besides, why should the bikes suffer damage just so he can too?

  • Sue4466

    As a proper Christian woman, Bachmann should be happy that Perry, a proper Christian man, is taking over. Now she can go back home to Marcus and their 27 foster kids and be a stay-at-home mom & submitted wife, just like Jesus intended.

    The end.

    • 102415

      But she won't do that Sue and I wonder why not? Well, I am praying actually "Please God, make her go away. Amen."

      • Pristine_ODummy

        She needs to stay in this race until she has drained her supporters of every penny and made herself the laughingstock of the entire nation in an unforgettable way. Please don't make her go away till that admirable goal has been reached.

  • fartknocker

    Snark off.

    Perry was out campaigning on Saturday and Sunday while we in Central Texas lost 27,000 acres of land and 478 houses with a major fire near the Bastrop State Park in Bastrop, TX. We had several major wildland fires in the Austin/San Antonio/Houston area.

    Rick came home yesterday to play Governor and spoke to the evacuees in Bastrop, which locally was broadcasted on all the tee-vee channels. I don't know about his campaign speeches but his pronouncements during this event made him look like an uninformed idiot. Frankly, his stumbling of trying to develop cogent thoughts proved how unprepared he is as either a Governor or President of the US.

    Fuck Rick Perry. I hate these fires and I hate Rick.

    • James Michael Curley

      Wish there was some way to get the rain NJ has been having down there. Record rain falls for August and likely trending to record for the year. All time records, not some piss-ant 100 year time frame.

      I blame Perry – for his failure to consult a map before he did his rain dance prayering.

    • 102415

      I see you are close to Austin. Snark aside I am very sorry for what is happening. Stay safe and keep us posted.

      • Pristine_ODummy

        I upfist this sentiment and hope all of you are safe and unharmed through this. Almost lost my house in a wildfire and remember only too well what that was like.

    • Barrelhse

      Perhaps these tragic events will showcase Perry's inability to lead, thus providing one silver lining.
      I'm so sorry for the people who are affected by the fires; how frightening and devastating, to lose everything so quickly.

    • Rotundo_

      Please know that despite our genuine hatred of the politics of Texas we hope that folks get the fires under control and soon. As Perry has already proved, prayer doesn't seem to be working so hopefully some good karma for all of the good people there might make it. We are hoping, some praying, for your safety and well being down there. It has been the summer from hell down there, here is hoping it comes to an end, a happy one, soon.

  • fletc3her

    There is joy in seeing the wheels come off the Bachmann campaign, but what kind of campaign manager quits when his candidate is in third place? Why would anyone hire someone who is so obviously a useless clown?

    • baconzgood

      Maybe she hired him using the same mode of thought as people who go out and make a bunch of really fat friends to make them look skinny?

    • SorosBot

      Well, he worked for Ross Perot (and pulled a Palin on him too) and Mike Huckabee before, so maybe she figured he's used to working for the clinically insane.

  • hollywooddood

    I, for one, am praying for Bachmann's campaign. And for rain, also.

  • KeepFnThatChicken

    …but this doesn't explain that whole "God told me to run" thing yet. I'm still waiting for clarity on that argument.

    • James Michael Curley

      Perry seems attention deficit. God told him to run, but he didn't hear that the direction was due south and the course was to continue until he hit Yucatan.

  • SheriffRoscoe

    The candidate is telling voters in NC and VA that God wanted to wipe them out, with weather. I think I understand the reluctance on Rollins' part, here.

    • AJWjr.

      I await her analysis of the Texas wildfires.

  • fuflans

    why do i think this news makes sarah smile?

    • LesBontemps

      Christ, now I've got Hall & Oates in my brain. Thanks alot.

  • Redhead

    To be fair, he never said that it was his health issues and not Bachmann's (mental) health issues.

  • An_Outhouse

    This is what happens when one of your mercenary payments is late. There's other actors who pay better.

  • hagajim

    Rollins conceded that Texas Governor Rick Perry’s entry into the Republican race slowed Bachmann is completely batshit crazy…there, fixed

    • Pristine_ODummy

      Tremendous improvement.

  • franco_pinyon

    Maybe Ed couldn't take all the commotion from Michele's 27 imaginary foster kids hanging around.

  • lulzmonger

    Political Microcephaly 101 = Rollins quits while his ex-boss is still in third place, running against a slimy millionaire cretin whose former career was helping corporations to shitcan their workers & a crotch-grabbing gaffe-machine whose home state is quickly turning into a charred hellscape, with more than a year to go before the election … & nothing of value is lost.

    • Rotundo_

      Unless they script him and keep him on script (Reagan, but there isn't the same loyalty or organizational cohesion here) Ricky may well self destruct. People in the real world are still pretty skittish about idiots with keys to the car so to speak, and a couple of Dubya moments will take a little of the shine off the Rickster. I'm waiting for the Bush loyalists to shiv Ricky at some point as well, and they seem to like jumping in early to do so, witness Walnuts versus Dubya in South Carolina in 2000. It will be interesting, but then again, he may be so damned clumsy in a debate that he runs aground sooner than that.

  • subsum

    The guy from Rollins Band? Kewl!

  • littlebigdaddy

    They'll find a way to blame the gheys in Austin.

  • MeeShill may want to consider switching from Ambien to Lunesta. Personally, I like the 'psychedelic butterfly of permanent sleep' ads that have been preparing aging network news watchers for death these many years.

  • Pristine_ODummy

    I know it's wrong of me to schaden her freude so much, but FUCKIT. Down you go, Michele, down, down, down! Leave politics, ShriekingHarpyLady, and never return!

    Of course, Ed Rollins is best-known for running failed campaigns and then trashing his erstwhile-employer candidates, but hey.

  • Troglodeity

    This could be the opening Tim Pawlenty's been waiting for.

    • chicken_thief

      Word around MN is that Marcus is the opening that T-Paw has been waiting for.

    • Pristine_ODummy

      Ha-ha, little Timmeh! Too LATE AGAIN!

      I'm enjoying this way too much.

  • Steverino247

    Somehow I think there was a discussion about that whole God sending messages thing between Bachmann and Rollins. When Rollins pointed out she is not following his advice and Bachmann melted down, he decided it was time to go.

    • Pristine_ODummy

      Or maybe she did to Rollins what she did to that poor woman who apparently failed to support Her KrayKrayness sufficiently: screamed "You will PAY!" in his face repeatedly until he quit.

  • AuntyLola

    Wait, so the deputy campaign manager David Polyansky also stepped down, also because of Rollins' advanced age? Also?

    • Pristine_ODummy

      Too. (wink) (wiggle)

    • 102415

      He was the one who knows how to use the fancy appleberry phone. Ed needs him for the next adventure.

  • 102415

    Basically paying off people to vote for her in the Iowa straw poll was classic Rollins.

    • Rotundo_

      And if it gets people paying attention it is good. If, as it turned out, Perry jumps in and sucks the air out of the room and your campaign cash flow and media exposure dries up, then you auger in and Ed jumps before the crash. Which is also classic Ed Rollins. Had Perry sat this one out, he might have stayed a bit longer, until she ran out of money at least.

      • 102415

        Agreed. However, Bachmann raised a shitload of money and they are still mailing it in. That's what gets Rollins out of bed in the morning.

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