Palin hires chief-of-staff
February 11th, 2011
09:40 PM ET
12 years ago

Palin hires chief-of-staff

Washington (CNN) - Sarah Palin has added a veteran Republican strategist to serve as chief-of-staff for her political action committee, Sarah PAC, CNN has learned.

Michael Glassner, an attorney and longtime adviser to former Kansas senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole, has signed on to steer the former Alaska governor's political operation as she considers a possible 2012 presidential bid.

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Glassner managed vice presidential operations during John McCain's unsuccessful White House bid.

"We are happy and excited that Mike is joining our team," Sarah PAC Treasurer Tim Crawford told CNN.

Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
soundoff (120 Responses)
  1. ThinkAgain

    What she needs is a nanny-in-chief to raise her special-needs child and make sure none of her other daughters get pregnant out of wedlock.

    Lord knows she's not taking care of them herself ...

    February 11, 2011 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  2. Bergie

    Please, Sarah. Please seek the Republican Party's nomination for President of the United States. You are the one – the chosen one – Sarah. Run and crush those in your own party who doubt you. Run, Sarah. Do it. You're being called to this high office. Do not deny yourself this destiny that has be chosen for you.

    February 11, 2011 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  3. dem forever in nc

    she is dillusional if she even THINKS she has a chance at the nomination. Hope she gets it, because Obama will be a shoe in. Such a know nothing air head. Can't believe the gullible sheep blindly follow her.

    February 11, 2011 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  4. Nay

    This woman is so clueless it's embarrassing to hear her "trying" to sound intelligent! Instead of trying so hard to know anything, she should seriously serve as a role model to her fellow ignorant followers and return to school!

    Perhaps she can go to Iran & have the people revolt...if school is too hard, she can try reading the section!

    February 11, 2011 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  5. rusty155

    Saran Palin are you really that dumb, Don't you read what American people say about you. YOU ARE UNQUALIFIED TO RUN FOR ANY PUBLIC OFFICE OF ANY KIND. And beside that 90% of American People think you are to dumb, all you do Is spread hate and you are Racist. America don't need you or want you. take the hint.

    February 11, 2011 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  6. Lisa

    She thinks she's president of the universe. It eats at her soul that she lost the bid to get in the White House that she is making her own cabinet. It's so sad that she believes that she's the cure all for our problems. She is our #1 problem.

    February 11, 2011 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  7. idesign

    Great move.....

    She's running:)

    Happy birthday Sarah!

    February 11, 2011 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  8. thomas

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ It's all about the Greenbacks !
    Greed is Godliness !

    February 11, 2011 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  9. Clwyd

    Michael, as chief of staff just get a big roll of electrical tape and cover her mouth and nose!

    February 11, 2011 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  10. DAVE

    i hope the new guy can fit and wrte alot of words plus advise on a palm of a hand!

    February 11, 2011 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  11. Aaron

    Palin must have finally gotten some staff salary money from her employers, the billionaire Koch brothers. Cantor and DeMint should be getting new staff soon under the same employment agreements.

    February 11, 2011 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  12. Some parts of AZ are sane

    Run, Sarah, run! Pretty Please! LOL!

    February 11, 2011 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  13. Some parts of AZ are sane

    And I meant that last post TOTALLY sarcastically...

    February 11, 2011 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  14. A female in Wyoming

    This dingbat is so arrogant and self-serving. She doesn't even have a remote chance of being the president of this country and never will. Is she really so egotistical to think that she really has a shot? What a joke she is. Entertaining, but still a joke.

    February 11, 2011 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  15. Ben Ben

    We all know this dummy is going to run for president. It will be hilarious watching her get shredded during the primaries.

    February 11, 2011 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  16. Carl

    Palinistas, The Race For The U.S. Presidency Is About To Start.

    Sarah Palin 2012-2020!

    February 11, 2011 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  17. Randy, San Francisco

    Chief-of-Staff Glassner's main job should be correcting Palin's habitual use of insidious and inflammatory rhetoric and speech.

    February 11, 2011 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  18. Master of Deception

    How much longer is the MSM going to cover for this man we call a president?

    February 11, 2011 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  19. Josh

    Hope she runs and hope she wins! Go Sarah!!!!

    February 11, 2011 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  20. MarshallM

    Won't make any difference. A loser is a loser no matter who she hires. Go ahead and run, Sarah, it will be fun to watch you go down in flames.

    February 11, 2011 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  21. John Ellis

    Oh, do run, Sarah, run and bring your party to a defeat that will make Mondale's unwarranted disaster look like a triumph. As you revealed today in your snarky response to the peaceful revolt in Egypt you have nothing to stand on, so please stand on it and run.

    February 11, 2011 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  22. Jeff in Virginia

    three slots on the left, and two of the top three spots on the ticker, for this grifter. amazing.

    February 11, 2011 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  23. Chris

    Never in a million years Sarah.

    February 11, 2011 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  24. pw

    You can't teach stupid

    February 11, 2011 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  25. scott

    Let's just see of miss trademark my name will run or not in 2012 and let's just see what extreme rants she might have if she does run even thu im a dem i really hope she does run after all the crisis this country has gone though we as a people need a good laugh every now and then maybe she will get another grandchild out of the deal???? who know's or who knew lmfao.

    February 11, 2011 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
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