When her campaign was doing well this summer, Michele Bachmann rubbed colleagues the wrong way, but now that her support has cratered, she's starting to speak a little more softly and admit mistakes. Back in the heady days of summer, House Republicans accused her of "show boating" and stirring division in their ranks. But now Bachmann has told The New York Times' Trip Gabriel that she acts "professionally and respectful of former employees" and it's "disappointing" when former staffers don't return the favor -- a reference to ex-campaign manager Ed Rollins, who's been bashing her on TV. When Gabriel suggested Rollins had a history of doing that to his former clients, Bachmann, with a "tight smile," said, "I guess I should have done that Google search."
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