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. Chris

    My fellow Democrats. I urge all you to perform a patriotic duty for your country and make a huge sacrifice on behalf of your country. VOTE for Sarah Palin in the republican primaries, that way we can guarantee another Obama win (like he wouldnt win anyway) we as democrats must do this!

    February 12, 2011 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  2. aatami.

    What a bunch of losers.

    February 12, 2011 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  3. Jan Hetterly

    Dole? McCain? Doesn't sound like we have to worry about a Palin Presidency! 😉

    February 12, 2011 01:22 am at 1:22 am |
  4. Gin

    Run, Sarah! Run! You're the best thing to happen to Democrats since Bob Dole.

    February 12, 2011 01:24 am at 1:24 am |
  5. AMERICA 1st

    Go get em Sarah! im on your side! lets get nobama out of the white house and get true Americans in there!

    February 12, 2011 01:33 am at 1:33 am |
  6. Terry P

    Forget it Sarah, its a waste of money. You can't get elected if you give a $100 bill to every voter in America.

    February 12, 2011 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
  7. Starman

    yay! From the democratic party... we really want you to run Palin, pls pls pls!!!

    February 12, 2011 01:36 am at 1:36 am |
  8. Phil

    The only thing she'd be running in 2012 is away, crying. When is Failin Palin going to learn that NO ONE likes her?

    February 12, 2011 01:38 am at 1:38 am |
  9. Kevin

    I think she should do it.

    February 12, 2011 01:38 am at 1:38 am |
  10. Dan

    Sarah needs to get on with her life. She will never be President. IF she couldnt handle the pressure of being govenor of Alaska, no way in hell she handles being President. She is a quitter.. and quite frankly her 15 minutes is up, she brings nothing new to the party... I am a life long republican and I am tired of hearing people saying she is the one.. she is a female version of Bush... It is time for AMerica to come together and compromise and get things done... she will do nothing but widen the gap. There will be those of you who drank here kool aid and will support her to the end... but the lady is too damned dumb to be President.. that is a fact.

    February 12, 2011 01:42 am at 1:42 am |
  11. The D

    Well this is definitely interesting. Go for it girl. Shatter that glass ceiling, once and for all. Hillary started it, now carry on Palin. As a female, I am keeping an eye on you.

    February 12, 2011 01:44 am at 1:44 am |
  12. sculpty

    Their IS NO courteous discussion regarding Sarah Palin. Are you serious?? Fail

    February 12, 2011 01:48 am at 1:48 am |
  13. NoGr8rH8r

    The only thing Palin should hire is "Two Men and A Truck"! Pack your bags and go home.

    February 12, 2011 01:50 am at 1:50 am |
  14. AMERICA 1st

    Sarah is a lady of unique wisdom and understanding! she will make a fine president!

    February 12, 2011 01:59 am at 1:59 am |
  15. Debin Denver

    she can hire anyone she wants-and she has the $$ to do it. Doesn't make her any more desirable as a candidate.

    February 12, 2011 02:14 am at 2:14 am |
  16. Geoman

    She could hire jesus and still have no chance of being the next president.

    February 12, 2011 02:16 am at 2:16 am |
  17. Fuzzbee Morse from Los Angeles

    She could hire Abraham Lincoln and Mahatma Gandhi and it wouldn't make a dime's worth of difference. She'd still be shrill, vacuous, ignorant, snarky and an embarrassment to America and reasonable, thoughtful people everywhere.

    Please run, Sarah! It'd be delightful, and a triumph of intelligence and the human spirit, to see you lose by 20%.

    February 12, 2011 02:18 am at 2:18 am |
  18. Texas Doc

    Go Sarah, you are #1! Only 'we' know what you are about. Bring it! America is ready for you, the GOP needs you, and the nation adores you. Let's finally make real history! Run baby Run!

    February 12, 2011 02:22 am at 2:22 am |
  19. Rogue351

    If Palin took office the people of the united states would lose more rights that you can even imagine. So why is it people back this woman ? She is under educated. Sells herself like a common prostitute for campaign donations. what on earth makes people think they can trust her, She has proven time and time again she is all about the money. Her religious values would most certainly get in the way of the Presidency. So why do people assume fighting radical Islam with radical boar again is a solution ? why ?

    February 12, 2011 02:25 am at 2:25 am |
  20. bobby

    Please run sarah and destroy republican hopes of winning 2012.

    February 12, 2011 02:41 am at 2:41 am |
  21. jepo

    Sarah needs to go away and let a more intelligent, likable, electible, non religous nut beat Hussain Obama

    February 12, 2011 02:47 am at 2:47 am |
  22. kimt

    has anyone noticed that Sarah thinks thst she is the president. She runs around with body gards and she wears a flag pendant on her jacket. Why hasen't her husband Tod steped up and said something. If I made an ass of myself in the way she does, I would expect my husband or anyone who cared for me to say enough is enough.
    This woman is so low class and has no respect for herself and much less for our country.
    How is it that she continues day after day to hound the president of the united states? Tod, step up, be a man! If I were married to this person I would want to run and hide out of shame.

    February 12, 2011 02:56 am at 2:56 am |
  23. historybuff

    So Snooki Palin has hired a political operative–God help him!

    February 12, 2011 03:00 am at 3:00 am |
  24. Larry

    I suspect more people want Sarah Palin™ to run for president than any other candidate. Everyone in her base, every Democrat, and every liberal.

    February 12, 2011 03:25 am at 3:25 am |
  25. Bill

    I guess we know who will be wearing the conductor's hat on this train wreck.

    February 12, 2011 03:28 am at 3:28 am |
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