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August 9, 1996
In "Ed Rollins: Hired Gun or Loose Cannon?" (Aug. 5), on Ed Rollins' book, we are given a perfect picture of the campaign manager as hired gun. Rollins offers his feelings: Michael Huffington, candidate for senator, was "such a complete cipher he gave empty suits a bad name"; if Ross Perot had been elected president, "his government would have been a managerial disaster." We should all thank Rollins for this information, and be thankful that these people were not elected to office.
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October 31, 1996 | PAMELA WARRICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles media consultant Joseph Scott filed suit Tuesday against GOP political consultant Ed Rollins charging the Republicans' favorite strategist with "unlawful publication" of Rollins' 1995 autobiographical best-seller "Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms." In a $12-million conspiracy and plagiarism complaint filed in New York Supreme Court, Scott alleges that Rollins, writers Thomas M. DeFrank and John B. Roberts II and Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc.
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NEWS
October 31, 1996 | PAMELA WARRICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles media consultant Joseph Scott filed suit Tuesday against GOP political consultant Ed Rollins charging the Republicans' favorite strategist with "unlawful publication" of Rollins' 1995 autobiographical best-seller "Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms." In a $12-million conspiracy and plagiarism complaint filed in New York Supreme Court, Scott alleges that Rollins, writers Thomas M. DeFrank and John B. Roberts II and Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc.
BOOKS
August 11, 1996 | Bill Boyarsky, Bill Boyarsky writes the Times' column "The Spin" and is author of two books on Ronald Reagan
Ed Rollins, a Republican political consultant with a mouth to match his ego, has written the ultimate kiss-and-yell memoir. In fact, Rollins shouts it from the mountaintop: that his clients are emptyheads and scum, except those who listen to him. That their spouses are conniving, interfering neurotics. That his fellow consultants are greedy, unprincipled slime-bags, with the exception of a few who helped his career along.
NEWS
August 5, 1996 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Flashback. It's October 1994. Michael Huffington, "such a complete cipher he gave empty suits a bad name," sees his chances spoiled in the California U.S. Senate campaign. It is disclosed that his household employed an illegal immigrant. What does this "carpetbagging megamillionaire" do, as his celebrated campaign manager, Ed Rollins, now tells the story in a memoir that often damns the very candidates he once championed? Huffington blames his wife. And what does his "scheming . . .
NEWS
October 28, 1994 | ELIZABETH MEHREN and GERALDINE BAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
He's back. He's busy. And he wants redemption. Lesser operatives might have crumbled after such a spectacular collision with ignominy. They might have shriveled up and died, metaphorically anyway, to find themselves consigned to the status of a David Letterman joke. Saddled with labels like "liar" and "racist"--his own dark vision of how his post-New Jersey obituary might read--others might have limped off to the Sahara of corporate communications, the political junkie's notion of hell itself.
NEWS
May 20, 1995 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican campaign consultant Ed Rollins offered a strongly worded apology Friday to Los Angeles Reps. Henry A. Waxman and Howard L. Berman, saying his use of an anti-Jewish slur to refer to the two Democratic lawmakers was a "feeble attempt at humor" that was "totally and unequivocally wrong."
BOOKS
August 11, 1996 | Bill Boyarsky, Bill Boyarsky writes the Times' column "The Spin" and is author of two books on Ronald Reagan
Ed Rollins, a Republican political consultant with a mouth to match his ego, has written the ultimate kiss-and-yell memoir. In fact, Rollins shouts it from the mountaintop: that his clients are emptyheads and scum, except those who listen to him. That their spouses are conniving, interfering neurotics. That his fellow consultants are greedy, unprincipled slime-bags, with the exception of a few who helped his career along.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1992
Does it seem a bit more than coincidence that the ex-Reagan campaign man (Ed Rollins) quits the Perot campaign on the day of Bill Clinton's nomination by Mario Cuomo? And that Perot himself quits his campaign entirely on the day of Clinton's acceptance of the nomination, thereby effectively diluting the momentum of the Democrats? It certainly does to me. WAYNE ERIC WILLIAMS Sherman Oaks
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March 2, 1987 | United Press International
Ed Rollins, President Reagan's former political adviser, said today the President is a hard worker with a "semi-photographic memory" and with the help of his new chief of staff will be "very much involved" with running the nation. Asked on NBC's "Today" program how long it will take Reagan to put the Iran- contra scandal behind him now that former Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr. has replaced Donald T. Regan, Rollins said the President is "a very hard worker. He has a clean-desk mentality. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1996
In "Ed Rollins: Hired Gun or Loose Cannon?" (Aug. 5), on Ed Rollins' book, we are given a perfect picture of the campaign manager as hired gun. Rollins offers his feelings: Michael Huffington, candidate for senator, was "such a complete cipher he gave empty suits a bad name"; if Ross Perot had been elected president, "his government would have been a managerial disaster." We should all thank Rollins for this information, and be thankful that these people were not elected to office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1996 | WILLIAM BRADLEY
As Ed Rollins demonstrates all too thoroughly in his just published book, "Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms," American politics has no equivalent of the attorney/client privilege. The veteran Republican hired gun pulls off a very neat maneuver here. First he gets paid enormous amounts of money by questionable but extraordinarily well-heeled politicians.
NEWS
August 5, 1996 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Flashback. It's October 1994. Michael Huffington, "such a complete cipher he gave empty suits a bad name," sees his chances spoiled in the California U.S. Senate campaign. It is disclosed that his household employed an illegal immigrant. What does this "carpetbagging megamillionaire" do, as his celebrated campaign manager, Ed Rollins, now tells the story in a memoir that often damns the very candidates he once championed? Huffington blames his wife. And what does his "scheming . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1995
HANGING UP HIS TONGUE: A flap involving Reps. Howard Berman (D-Panorama City) and Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles) recently sent a rumble through the Republican presidential free-for-all. It began last month when GOP operative Ed Rollins, a volunteer adviser for the presidential campaign of Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, used an anti-Jewish slur to refer to the two San Fernando-area lawmakers at a roast for Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) in Sacramento.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1995 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican campaign consultant Edward J. Rollins offered a strongly worded apology Friday to San Fernando Valley congressmen Henry A. Waxman and Howard L. Berman, saying his use of an anti-Jewish slur to refer to the two Democratic lawmakers was a "feeble attempt at humor" that was "totally and unequivocally wrong."
NEWS
May 20, 1995 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican campaign consultant Ed Rollins offered a strongly worded apology Friday to Los Angeles Reps. Henry A. Waxman and Howard L. Berman, saying his use of an anti-Jewish slur to refer to the two Democratic lawmakers was a "feeble attempt at humor" that was "totally and unequivocally wrong."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1995 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican campaign consultant Edward J. Rollins offered a strongly worded apology Friday to San Fernando Valley congressmen Henry A. Waxman and Howard L. Berman, saying his use of an anti-Jewish slur to refer to the two Democratic lawmakers was a "feeble attempt at humor" that was "totally and unequivocally wrong."
NEWS
October 28, 1994 | ELIZABETH MEHREN and GERALDINE BAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
He's back. He's busy. And he wants redemption. Lesser operatives might have crumbled after such a spectacular collision with ignominy. They might have shriveled up and died, metaphorically anyway, to find themselves consigned to the status of a David Letterman joke. Saddled with labels like "liar" and "racist"--his own dark vision of how his post-New Jersey obituary might read--others might have limped off to the Sahara of corporate communications, the political junkie's notion of hell itself.
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