Sarah Palin’s Camp Hits Back at Team Michele Bachmann

Jun 8, 2011 1:40pm

ABC News’ Sheila Marikar [@SheliaYM] reports:

Sarah Palin’s camp is bringing out the big guns.

After Michele Bachmann strategist Ed Rollins told a radio host that Palin is “not serious,” Palin’s recently-minted chief of staff, Michael Glassner, hit back.

Statement from Michael Glassner, Sarah PAC Chief of Staff:

"Beltway political strategist Ed Rollins has a long, long track record of taking high profile jobs and promptly sticking his foot in his mouth.  To no one's surprise he has done it again, while also fueling a contrived narrative about the presidential race by the mainstream media.  One would expect that his woodshed moment is coming and that a retraction will be issued soon."

Rollins did issue an apology, of sorts, shortly after Politico published Glassner’s statement.

"This was my one comment, which I shouldn't have made, at the end of the day this has nothing to do with Michele, Michele's campaign, or any of the rest of it,” he said. “This was my transition from being an analyst to a political strategist, and I missed a step."

Rollins added that he’s not trying to fuel “an ongoing fight” between the Palin and Bachmann camps. If Glassner wants a retraction, though, he may be waiting a while.

“What's the retraction?” Rollins asked. “I say she's serious?"

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