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. blake

    Ms. Palin, do the conservative movement a big favor. Declare right now that you are not going to run in 2012 and then follow thru with your promise. You are not electable. You do not lend credibility to the conservative movement.

    February 11, 2011 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  2. huxley

    Shocking that someone from the Republican establishment would support Palin's bid for the 2012 Presidential election. They must know how unelectable she would be given her weak approval rating among moderates. The Republican party can't win an election if they put forward a candidate that has already alienated the key voting block.

    February 11, 2011 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  3. Victim or the Crime

    she's clearly going to try and run, and if she doesn't get the nomination she'll run as an independent. she suffers from narcissistic personality disorder... I hope whatever John mcCain got in exchange for 'tapping' her (lmao) for Vpee was worth it to the rest of us..

    February 11, 2011 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  4. John

    Well done Sarah! Looks like a great move to continue to enhance your career. Wish you all the best.

    February 11, 2011 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  5. fayse

    My advice to Ms Palin is, save your money. She could spend every dollar that she has and she will never be President. Her story is like the proverbial Emperor who wore no clothes, no one would tell him the truth. She needs to stick with what she does best and that is making money. She is simply not qualified to be the President ot the United States.

    February 11, 2011 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  6. Ric

    Does anyone have a good recipe for chicken french they care to share?

    February 11, 2011 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  7. lagunalad

    What a ridiculous charade.

    February 11, 2011 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  8. Spencer

    Please don't run for President. At best you lose the nomination... at worst you win the nomination and set the GOP back 20 years. You are probably a good person, but you are the worst candidate ever. People seem to like you, but in every poll you are losing big to President Obama. If you truly want to help Republicans do something, go back to Alaska, enjoy your millions and your family, and never go on television again.

    February 11, 2011 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  9. Jack Cardwell

    Good one. He did a remarkable job with you and McCain. And Sarah you can still dress a pig up and it's still a pig.

    February 12, 2011 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  10. Cha Cha

    Does this mean she's going to start speaking in the third person?

    February 12, 2011 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  11. AZChuck

    I hope Glassner got his money up front. Enjoy the adventure.

    February 12, 2011 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  12. Tom Robb

    So she is running. She is just afraid to say it.

    February 12, 2011 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  13. pockets

    This woman suffers from narcissistic personality disorder its a condition characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance, need for admiration, extreme self-involvement, and lack of empathy for others. Individuals with this disorder are usually arrogantly self-assured and confident. They expect to be noticed as superior. Many highly successful individuals might be considered narcissistic. However, this disorder is only diagnosed when these behaviors become persistent and very disabling or distressing.

    February 12, 2011 12:22 am at 12:22 am |
  14. AK

    Just another waste of contributors' dollars. Seriously, why does a statistically losing battlle keep surfacing????

    February 12, 2011 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  15. Ravi Upadhyay

    NO amount of expertise can help this women be elected to the presidency, I assure you that.

    February 12, 2011 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
  16. The Unsub

    who cares? She can't win!

    February 12, 2011 12:32 am at 12:32 am |
  17. duke

    She's not going to run,
    She's just a distraction,and we the people won't fall for it!
    We would like to Focus on what's really going on,like
    Cuts that close fire departments,but nothing about leaving oil companies subsidies alone??
    Spending more time in front of the camera,and No time on jobs??
    I vote no to
    SS Palin!!

    February 12, 2011 12:32 am at 12:32 am |
  18. duke

    What is she famous for??
    Please somebody answer this question for me!!

    February 12, 2011 12:34 am at 12:34 am |
  19. KathyC in Minnesota

    Sarah Palin is going to need more than a Chief of Staff! She is going to needto read up on her History, Geography, Current Events, Foriegn Policy, the Constitution, and a whole lot more.

    I have never seen a politican so deficient when it comes to basic knowledge, let alone detail.

    February 12, 2011 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  20. TransWarpDrive

    "During the 2008 presidential campaign, Glassner managed vice presidential operations during John McCain's unsuccessful White House bid."
    What a brilliant idea! Hire someone who worked for you when you LOST the last election!
    Wouldn't it make more sense to hire someone who'd been part of a WINNING team instead?
    This story is further proof of just how dumb Ms. Palin truly is.

    February 12, 2011 12:44 am at 12:44 am |
  21. Ramrod

    Sarah Palin has a very low opinion of the American voters. She must be thinking: if they elected W twice, they will elect her for sure.

    February 12, 2011 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  22. fed up

    Is he an english and geography tutor?

    February 12, 2011 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  23. Marla

    Run, Sarah, run!
    It will be so much fun to watch the GOP spliter and fall apart around her.
    Obama all the way in 2012!!!!

    February 12, 2011 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  24. Ken, AZ

    Run Sarah, run. Help the Democratic cause.

    February 12, 2011 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  25. me

    Falin for President?? Hahaha!

    February 12, 2011 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
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