Forget about my recent comments about Sarah Palin. You may not have agreed with me. Maybe even felt I was too strong in my review of Gov. Sarah Palin? OK, fair enough....
Listen to Ed Rollins. Read what he is saying today about Sarah Palin. See if what he has written matters.
Years ago and in-between Ronald Reagan's Governorship and his Presidency, Ed Rollins was a central figure in Citizens for the Republic, Reagan's political action committee and organization.
It was in those days of 1978 that I had the honor of working alongside CFTR and observing Ed and others.
Ed Rollins is a quality man who took a defeated and disappointed Reagan of 1976 and along with others turned him into the political behemoth of 1980 and beyond.
So, when Ed Rollins speaks, people listen. I listen.
And other people are listening, too.
His harsh criticism of Sarah Palin should not be swept aside as though it's undue anger from an old warhorse. Not at all...
Mr. Rollins appears to be one of the first Reagan aides to begin the public political re-education of Sarah Palin. Peggy Noonan's words will most likely be in all the aides' hearts (if not on their lips) as the momentum builds against Gov. Palin.
Mark my words: we are at the first stage of total political vivisection of what could have been a very long-term and popular political celebrity, in Sarah Palin. Reagan's friends and family have signaled the shift. Politicians will follow. John McCain will soon join that chorus, too, I'd bet.
And "rogue" Sarah Palin may soon be without an army of GOP folks to follow her...oh, she'll have an army of malcontents, but she cannot now be seen as an heir to the Reagan Revolution and his supporters.
The Reagan-ites will NOT let it happen.
Her comments about Presidents Reagan, Bush I and Bush II have hurt her badly.
Her poorly chosen high profile remarks look a little like Boise State's FG kicker in his now-famous botched FG attempts: "Up and no good".
Both have the same punch line: they should have made it...but they didn't.