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Sarah Palin skipped the huge conservative confab in Washington this weekend, but managed to make news anyway.

Palin has hired Michael Glassner, a seasoned political pro, as her "chief of staff," CNN and Politico reported. Glassner, a lawyer, worked for the McCain-Palin ticket in 2008 and is also a long-time adviser to former Senate leader Bob Dole, who ran for president as the Republican nominee in 1996.

Glassner's job apparently will be to organize Palin's far-flung team as an efficient poliical unit. His hiring is another signal that that the former Alaska governor is serious in her deliberations about a possible White House run next year.

Tim Crawford, treasurer of Palin's political action committee, SarahPAC, said the organization is "excited that Mike has agreed come on to help the team."

Palin said she bypassed the meeting of CPAC -- the Conservative Political Action Conference -- because of prior commitments. The three-day event ending Saturday was a cattle call for her potential 2012 rivals.
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Judishimo

Oh Please! Hired her chief of staff, got her name trade marked, has her daughter writing a book (memoir).... This woman is delusional, arrogant, and has a God complex.

February 19 2011 at 3:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
fpfp040408

Sarah Palin has consistently said and done very unintelligent things. She never stops nor learns, yet continues to outdo her previous absurd statements or actions. It is impossible to consider Palin for any position at all. It would be best for her to retire and live quietly in alaska where she can no longer harm or embarrass herself and this nation. Remember also, she does not know what Africa is, does not know who is in NAFTA, can not name one Supreme Court decision, does not know what she reads, writes notes on the palm of her hand, ETC., ETC.

February 13 2011 at 8:30 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
fpfp040408

Please, Palin is a quitter . What she says shows she is not capable of holding any position at any level anywhere especially NOT in government. Review the RECENT past - N. Korea is our ally, the USA lost the space race, Sputnik caused the collapse of the USSR, killed a reindeer , gun sights on political districts, "reload", ETC. It is EMBARRASSING that she is given any attention or serious thought at all.

February 13 2011 at 8:12 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Rustydobe

Ah yes, run Sarah, run! That will ensure another 4 years for Obama!

February 13 2011 at 5:26 PM Report abuse +8 rate up rate down Reply
fworfe

The indescribable, invincible (in her own mind) Sarah Palin knows instinctively how to walk all over competing political lines and steal the stage entirely from every conservative Republican, great and small. The biggest and as yet unanswered question is disarmingly simple. How can this most naive-appearing, often laughable lady keep landing on her feet? I know the Republicans are as amazed at this as anyone else, but the fact is, they don't have a clue about Sarah Palin or what in the world to do with her. There is no one like her in history for comparison!

February 13 2011 at 4:12 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
sweetmcgoo

Sarah Palin operates under the PT Barnum philosiphy " There's a sucker born every minute". How long can she navigate the political field with cutesy sound bites and no substance before someone directly calls her on it. Let's face it, if she weren't attractive do you really think we would still be talking about her? If she does decide to run will she succumb and grant interviews other than Fox or will Fox basically be her campaign headquarters?

February 13 2011 at 1:03 PM Report abuse +11 rate up rate down Reply
koos458

Palin is going to run, not because she could get elected, but because people are going to send her a bunch of money and she's going to cash in.

February 13 2011 at 12:31 PM Report abuse +11 rate up rate down Reply
conservgirl8

I hope she doesn't run. Not because I am a liberal, but, because I think she has been dragged through the mud and she has not recovered and I hate to say it, but, she has a difficult time articulating her thoughts and she comes off sounding like a teenager at times. My vote and support will go to someone else. Sorry Sarah. Perhaps a cabinate post, but not President.

February 13 2011 at 12:04 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
dc walker

Palin, Department of Energy. She was on the gas and oil commission, opened an office to protect the oil pipeline, worked with oil and gas people in the US and Canada to bring the new clean gas pipeline to the US. perfect place for her.

February 13 2011 at 11:25 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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koos458

Palin resigned to avoid an investigation into how a Canadian company was given an incredibly favorable contract to build the pipeleing in Alaska. Since she has left, the Alaskan legislature has voted to void the contract and do business with Americans.

February 13 2011 at 4:02 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
fpfp040408

koos458 : good point and true, how can anyone who is a quitter be given any sort of job in the government at any level.

February 13 2011 at 8:15 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
terpmarty

Sarah for VP, Trump for President. Mr Trump will explain to the Chinese and the Saudi's we are no longer willing to do business with them the same way anymore

February 13 2011 at 9:41 AM Report abuse -7 rate up rate down Reply

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