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Palin’s camp returns fire for Ed Rollins’ comments

Amanda Carey Contributor

The tension between former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Minnesota Rep. —  and potential presidential candidate — Michele Bachmann is heating up.

Now representatives from the two camps are taking shots at each other.

The first shot was fired Tuesday by Ed Rollins, who only recently signed on to work for Bachmann’s potential campaign. On Wednesday, Palin’s chief of staff, Michael Glasser, responded.

“Beltway political strategist Ed Rollins has a long, long track record of taking high profile jobs and promptly sticking his foot in his mouth,” said Glasser in a statement to the Minnesota Post.

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“To no one’s surprise, he has done it again, while also fueling a contrived narrative about the presidential race by the mainstream media,” Glasser said. “One would expect that his woodshed moment is coming and that a retraction will be issued soon.”

Glasser was responding to a comment Rollins made on Fox News Radio in which he diminished Palin’s experience and political expertise.

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“Sarah has not been serious over the last couple of years,” said Rollins. “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.”