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. texasmike

    Can't steer a psycho from wanting to go over a cliff. I hope he's getting paid well...he'll earn it just in stress with dealing with this nitwit.

    February 12, 2011 03:55 am at 3:55 am |
  2. Robin Craft

    When America starts taking care of it's own people , and stops the bleeding of the country. Then maybe I'll care who's behind the wheel.

    February 12, 2011 04:00 am at 4:00 am |
  3. Aloha Tita

    I really hope that Sarah Palin run for the presidency . She's very smart , honest and conservative. If anything else we need
    somebody with at least a good common sense. I'm sure she would be able to run this countrywith greatness and some stability..

    February 12, 2011 04:17 am at 4:17 am |
  4. Mark

    Will you give us a brake from this nut case,I'd like to see 1mo here that you people didn't say a damm word about her,she will be a pain in the butt ass long as you give her what she want's that's the media.Hell I may have to start watching Fox new's thanks to you,and there all most ase crazy ase she is.

    February 12, 2011 04:22 am at 4:22 am |
  5. scorpdude

    Who cares? Please, leave the Wasilla Wannabe alone and give the country a break. She's done nothing noteworthy to garner all this attention yet you feed at that trough as if she's a prelude to the Second Coming. Ditto for the media fixation on her daughter.

    February 12, 2011 05:22 am at 5:22 am |
  6. PleaseRunSarah

    If Sarah runs, I think it will keep numerous comedians employed and ensure that the Republicans fight amongst themselves enough, in public, that their true demeanor and skeletons are exposed to the people. Its better than the gossip committee at your local Baptist Church. And if she wins the nomination, by some outside chance, it ensures a victory for Obama without even trying.

    February 12, 2011 05:23 am at 5:23 am |
  7. AMERICA 1st

    I want Sarah to know that when shes elected president, she will enjoy an experience that is unparalled! go get em Sarah

    February 12, 2011 05:28 am at 5:28 am |
  8. dhb

    Mr. Glassner is not an attorney. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas.

    February 12, 2011 05:38 am at 5:38 am |

    This guy is the genius who chose Snooki Palin to lose for McDoofus. He knows better than anyone that Snooki is a loose cannon. Good luck with that Mikey. The wingnuts at CPAC are really shaking in their boots now. They are getting their knives ready to stab her in the back. Pass the popcorn please.

    February 12, 2011 05:52 am at 5:52 am |
  10. Jim from Raytown

    nothing to fear here. Dole retired from the Senate while he was ahead, and wifey hasn't appeared to be a very effective replacement. If Glasner handled Palin during her fiasco as a VP candidate, just imagine what a performance he'll put in on a Palin Presidential Parlay.

    February 12, 2011 05:53 am at 5:53 am |
  11. kay

    She needs more than a cheif of staff and that's called a brain.

    February 12, 2011 05:54 am at 5:54 am |
  12. Jack in Florida

    A governor who quit half way through her term so she could make money, and now she thinks the people will elect her as president in 2012!!?!?!?! I certainly hope our country is not that stupid!!!

    February 12, 2011 06:00 am at 6:00 am |
  13. Irma in North Carolina

    No body on this earth can tell Sarah what to do or steer her in the right direction. She will just keep being the same Sarah spreading lies and hate around this country.

    February 12, 2011 06:01 am at 6:01 am |
  14. Jim from Raytown

    Can you say three for three? Glasner failed to get Dole elected POTUS, Palin elected Veep, and now she picks him to run her campaign for POTUS. Her lack of political acumen never ceases to amaze me. Nah. I'm really not surprised.

    February 12, 2011 06:01 am at 6:01 am |
  15. trashcup

    This guy managed VP operations for McCain during his unsuccessful run for presidency? Who the heck would hire that idiot? Only another idiot would. Of course, money talks and BS walks. In this case we have a rich walkin' talkin' idiot at the top of the pile. She will NEVER be elected to anything anymore because she can't afford to give up the money making machine she has created. It's all about the money. She could care less about what America is going through.

    February 12, 2011 06:02 am at 6:02 am |
  16. Jon

    I can't wait.... If she runs then we'll all see what an idiot she is and not at face value.

    I say we give her a real government job.... Garbage Collector and Distributor

    February 12, 2011 06:07 am at 6:07 am |
  17. bewolf

    Palin= LOSER!!! She must really be conceited to think she could be POTUS. She has shown her true colors. She doesn't stand a chance. Even her husband is sick of her overgrown ego. She would pose in playboy if Hef would give her enough money. That's what's important to her. The White House. HA. Penthouse maybe.

    February 12, 2011 06:18 am at 6:18 am |
  18. Denise

    Sarah Palin, please take note.....President Obama had nothing to do in Egypt. Wael Ghonin, Google Executive with the social network Facebook was the organizer for the change in Egypt, that is what Democratie is.....take NOTES.

    February 12, 2011 06:37 am at 6:37 am |
  19. Chris

    Why does CNN devote more stories to a half-term governor (from a state with a poulation less than an average city) than it does to the President of the United States?

    February 12, 2011 06:37 am at 6:37 am |
  20. Mimi

    How could anyone vote for a woman who was elected to an office and quit amidst ethic violations and to make money. Although I welcome her into the arena; it will make for great entertainment...

    February 12, 2011 06:37 am at 6:37 am |
  21. Henry

    hahahahahahahaha. President Paline? Shivers run down my spine.

    February 12, 2011 06:50 am at 6:50 am |
  22. Dirk Wladon

    WTF are they talking 'bout? I thought that this peice of work wasn't going to run for ANY office, PERIOD. What a big liar this Trailor Park tramp/Cow Patty Queen is. Man! If she get elected, we, ( these United States), will have our own Egypt right after the election. Who in their right mind would follow her directions. Blow flies, perhaps?

    February 12, 2011 06:52 am at 6:52 am |
  23. Donnie H.

    Oh please let her win the nomination. Thank you Sara for ensuring Obama's second term. I do look forward to the debates. That will be the funniest thing on tv next year. I know she will dodge the "lame stream media" otherwise known as the legitimate media in favor of the unfettered free air time by her employer Fox to spew her agenda without having to face any criticism while answering soft ball questions. In the interest of fair and equal time I wonder if Fox will give Obama the same amount of unfettered access to air time? We all know the answer to that one...Palin 2012. My God the Armageddon prophecies are true!!!

    February 12, 2011 07:04 am at 7:04 am |
  24. Kris

    I thought maybe she hired a surgeon to install a filter between her brain and mouth.

    February 12, 2011 07:06 am at 7:06 am |
  25. christian

    who cares. go away. I am, right now, off CNN . you dont get it.

    February 12, 2011 07:09 am at 7:09 am |
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