“I gotta make a choice and go with the intelligent woman who’s every bit as attractive”
That’s what Michele Bachmann’s new high-powered advisor, Ed Rollins told Politico the other day.
This is perfect. We are being asked, by the Bachmann campaign, to chose between Bachmann and Palin using the following decision chain:
1) Is the candidate attractive? (Yes/No)
…2a) If No, reject candidate.
…2b) If Yes: Is the candidate intelligent?
……3a) If no, reject candidate.
……3b) If yes, vote for candidate.
And this is supposed to lead us to select Michel Bachmann over Sarah Palin? And that is how we are supposed to pick the leader of the United States?
This comment by Rollins, who directed the Huckabee campaign and Reagan-Bush ’84 and numerous others, is part of what is being called a “spat” (I suppose that’s a reference to the term “cat fight” which I’m sure everyone is trying to not say) that erupted yesterday between Bachmann and Palin (or at least, their campaigns).
Bachmann’s manager said “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.”
To this the Palin campaign has responded by demanding an apology, according to the morning news shows. Meanwhile …
On Wednesday, Michael Glassner, Palin’s chief of staff, responded with a statement of his own: “Beltway political strategist Ed Rollins has a long, long track record of taking high profile jobs and promptly sticking his foot in his mouth.”
Rollins also told Politico: “I don’t think Palin runs, and if she does, we will deal with it. There obviously is a trend in the media to link them. In the long run we want Palin and her people as our allies.”
Good luck with that.
Source: Stuff I heard on the TV and this story in the Washington Post.