(CNN) - Sarah Palin is losing a key member of her inner circle.
Lawyer Tom Van Flein is departing Palin's world to work for incoming Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, according to Gosar's office. The Anchorage Daily News first reported the story Monday.
"I am pleased to have Tom Van Flein, with his experience and background, help me in D.C. with my District issues and the issues facing our country," said Gosar. "As one of my trusted advisers, I look forward to working with him in Washington and ensuring that we listen to the American people and work to uphold the principles that make this country great."
Van Flein is among only a handful of advisers with regular access to Palin, having served as both a legal, political, and media adviser to the former Alaska governor as she has navigated the political waters since her debut on the national stage in 2008. His is certain to leave a big hole in Palin's circle, especially as the former vice presidential nominee considers gearing up for a presidential election bid.
"Rep. Gosar is getting a wise, experienced and principled hand that will help him hit the ground running. Along with millions of Americans, I will be watching the new freshman class shake up D.C." Palin said in a statement.
Gosar was among the Republicans Palin endorsed ahead of the midterm elections.
"The mid-term elections represent a tectonic shift," said Van Flein. "I want to work with Rep. Gosar because he is committed to Arizona, and he is committed to making government more efficient, and our country more independent from its reliance on foreign energy and natural resources."
Rats from a sinking ship!
As the right wingnuts say, "The rats are deserting the ship'"
Sarah can never possibly succeed in her delusional goal of becoming president. To become president you need to surround yourself with very intelligent people and I don't believe any intelligent person could possibly want to work for Sarah. Any intelligent person would tend to disagree with Sarah 90% of the time and we all know that Sarah does not like people who disagree with her. They often end up being enemies for life. It shouldn't take long for any intelligent person to realize how immature, unintelligent, unwise, vengeful, incompetent, and delusional Sarah really is. Once that happens, they'll simply quit. Sarah can only succeed in surrounding herself with people who are less intelligent than she is and that won't get her anywhere.
Hey Tom, it probably fells good to (WAKE UP AND SMELL REALITY)!!! This money grubber women isn,t going anywhere but out to kill animals, and quit jobs! She is a joke,and all people with common sense, KNOWS IT!!!!!!! Just think,the new camp david would be a game reserve,and all her staff has to kill 1 animal apiece!!!!!! LOL Go Home Sarah. Maybe you will come back in the next life as a Moose,or any animal that people like you can get your scope on!!!!!!!
Here is the bottom line to Palin. There is something very dangerous and disturbing about her as a person. She is not right. I dont know if the profound lack of intellect, the creepiness of her persona, or if its just the fact that someone moved a rock and out came this.....thing.
She is going to run for President. I dont know what game she is playing here but she is going to attempt to become the nominee for the repubs. That much I do know. She will also muscle her way in front of the cameras for the royal wedding in the spring...that too is a guarantee. She will literally try and steal the show form the royal princess because she is everything Palin is not and Palin's ego wont tolerate that. She will get dizzy with envy at the sight of the princess.
More to the point though...Palin is so unappealing, so lacking, and such a bucket of slop that anyone who votes for her, actually votes for this....whatever......YOU have performed the most ignorant disregard and contempt for the United States of America that most of us in America will look at you in utter disgust and shame. Once you sink that low as to vote for Palin, you have spat in the mouth of America. I appreciate a good battle and discussion of who is the best candidate to lead America...and I may not like your candidate but I respect your vote and opinion. Palin is the exception to that and 7 out of 10 Americans agree. There is NOTHING in her being, on her agenda, or within her capability to justify a single vote. You know it, we know it, and she knows it. She is a scam with an out of control ego and she is an outrage.
Sombody please tell us what are those principles that "make this country great" that representative Gosar is referring to. Is it justice and fair play? Hardly. Is it fiscal discipline? That's a joke. Is it sharing the wealth of America with all of its citizens so that people can raise a family, live in a home, send their childred to college, etc? Not a chance. Is it allowing all Americans to have health insurance. Certainly this is not American. Is it to die for freedom? What freedom do we have when it doesn't matter who we vote for, we, the people always end up getting screwed. Somebody, please tell me what principles that we adhere to that make this country great.
I'm sure he's another great piece of work if he was ever associated with that dimwit.
And, CNN, just because it's Sarah "The Big Lie" Palin, we care because.....?
If they were smart they all leave SARAN PALIN. She UNQUALIFIED for any PUBLIC OFFICE.
Being an advisor for Palin is like being a nurse for Dr. Kevorkian.
The key phrase here is 'committed'
Please CNN. No more Palin stuff in Ticker. Enough is enough.
guess he wanted a job with a future
Smart move on his part. She is nothing more than an oportunistic pig.
Gosar is probably also leaving Palin because he sees exactly what she has become. A loser in every sense of the word, a fading star, and an alienator. He was probably soon to be out of a job if he remained in her crumbling circle.
She isn't going to need him in alaska and she has no chance at winning any election in any other state so just give it up already you mentally challenged eskimo prostitute I am sick of hearing about you and your retarded family.
One by one they scurry away. Palin is a joke. Good looking woman, but that's about all she is.
Palin is nothing more than a brand. Much like Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton. Difference is, instead of hawking a large hindside, 'leaked' sex tapes and Walgreen’s $2.00 perfumes, she is selling lies to the Poor White Trash Cross Burnin’ Real Americans in hopes of brainwashing them into believing that the GOP actually gives them a second thought.
Palin’s handlers, and not Palin are the key players as to whether she stages a failed presidential run in 2012 or not. It if these handlers who keep her away from the public eye and protect her, or more importantly her stupidity and lack of intelligence that still seems to seep out like raw sewage out of a sinkhole.
Without her many many handlers watching her every move, Sarah Palin would be reduced to what she actually is; that is an unintelligent racist, bigot and coward still trying to cash in on her pageant bikini of 25-30 years ago.
Smart man to leave Palin.
Tom Van Flein is smart, get off the sinking ship and get positioned in Washington for better times.
He probably looked in her ear and saw through her empty head.
Every day we have to have a Palin NON NEWS story.... This moron is the most over-exposed person in the country. I'm sick to death of hearing about her.
There is a significant chasm between Palin’s folksy talk about ‘Shakin’ up DC’ and how legislation actually works. This is one reason for her popularity among those less informed and less educated who make up her hard core base. It’s easy to rile up a bar full of white drunk dirty tank top bigots in some trailer park with unintelligent bumbling but it’s hard to actually back up your claims with actual facts and from an actual position of responsibility; two factors that Palin is conveniently not burdened with.
Palin/Bachman/O’Donnell for the Department of Federal Verbal Tea Sewage 2012…
Why is it that when Sarah farts, the whole world has to hear about it?
really just wondering WHY this is newsworthy at all. Oh yeah I forgot it has Palin's name attached to it. CNN.com's love affair with her is really outlandish at times.