Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin Just Became Frenemies

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 31: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks during a Tea Party rally March 31, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Members of the Tea Party held a rally to express their opinions on the FY2012 budget proposal. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Photo: Alex Wong/2011 Getty Images

Just a week ago, Michele Bachmann told Good Morning America, "I like Sarah Palin a lot, we’re friends." But today, in a radio interview, Bachmann's new campaign manager, Ed Rollins, had some decidedly unfriendly things to say about Bachmann's potential rival for the female and tea-party vote in the GOP presidential primaries. "Sarah has not been serious over the last couple of years," Rollins said. "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." All of these things are undeniably true, but also fairly scathing. As the saying goes, "Politics ain't beanbag," although we're not exactly sure what beanbag is either.

Ed Rollins: Palin quit [GOP 12]