By Roger Stone If Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann wants to have any chance whatsoever of winning the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination she should fire her new campaign manager Ed Rollins before it's too late. In just the 24 hours since Rollins signed on he has already hurt her campaign with an intemperate attack on Sarah Palin. If history is any indicator this is just the beginning of a series of Rollins screw-ups. http://beta.news.yahoo.com/stars-collide-bachmann-vs-palin-095100199.html Palin is far from certain to make the 2012 race. Her supporters would be naturally favorable to Bachmann. Aggravating them makes no sense at all. Palin spokesman Mike Glassner put out this statement, "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." Yet Rollins is dependable. He can always be counted on to bash Republicans, making him a favorite at CNN (Eliot Spitzer's network) and with Capitol Democrats. If Bachmann hired Rollins because she thinks he played some role in Mike HucKabee's win in the Iowa last time she's be wrong. Huck won Iowa despite Rollins involvement. Huckabee was right in ignoring Rollins constant advice that he savagely attack John McCain and his connection to lobbyists Rick Davis and Charlie Black. An acrimonious Huckabee would never have landed at FOX nor been the early front-runner this year. Few can forget Rollins claim that he has "suppressed the black vote" to elect Christie Todd Whitman Governor of New Jersey, a claim that landed Rollins and Whitman before a Federal grand jury. Then there is his anti-gay smear campaign against Speaker of the House Tom Foley and his bolt to Perot in '92 after which he savagely attacked Perot. Why Bachmann would bother with this washed up fossil is beyond me. Rollins is a wind-bag with little practical political experience but a big mouth. Bachmann needs to off-load him now.