Friday, February 11, 2011

Palin hires chief-of-staff


CNN Reports:
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.

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I can't imagine she would have made this move if she was planning on riding off into the sunset. Glassner was also part of George W. Bush's campaign in 2000.

Read the entire article HERE

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, if she runs and when she loses big, will she then exit stage right?

Anonymous said...

HOW ANYONE CAN VOTE THIS WOMAN TO LEAD THIS COUNTRY IS BEYOND ME. SHE CAN HELP THE GOP IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE EXCEPT LEAD THIS COUNTRY.

Anonymous said...

Good. I really hope that she runs because all the arguments need to be settled once and for all about whether or not she is viable. And the only way to do that is to run.

DanL

BOSMAN said...

Here's a thought. What state does she plan to zero in on as the FIRST WIN in here column.

My guess is, IOWA. hahahaha! Because that's her only shot at winning early. I wonder how Huckabee will feel about that?

Right Wingnut said...

Bos, Huck isn't running. She will focus on South Carolina as well. Without Huck in the race, most states are in winnable for Palin, including New Hampshire is she decides to put it in play.

Right Wingnut said...

Lidekin profile:

A 25-year veteran in public affairs and national political campaign management, Glassner provides experience and leadership in public affairs and policy development to achieve bottom-line business and policy objectives for clients.

C&M Transcontinental LLC offers national and international experience and expertise at devising and leading global strategic plans for successful public policy and communications challenges.

SpecialtiesGovernment affairs, corporate and campaign operations, internal and external corporate communications, investor relations, general corporate management.

Michael Glassner’s Experience
Partner C&M Transcontinental
Public Relations and Communications industry

September 2009 – Present (1 year 6 months)

C & M Transcontinental (C & M T) merges the leadership and public affairs capabilities and policy and market development expertise of two leading professionals with over 50 years combined experience in corporate strategic communications, government program management, marketing and public relations at the executive level, political campaign management and more. C & M T is committed to its clients’ bottom-line business and policy objectives, achieved with a commitment to exceptional client service, quality control standards, and delivering a return on investment.

Director, VP Operations McCain-Palin 2008
Telecommunications industry

May 2008 – November 2008 (7 months)

Managed the Vice Presidential campaign on behalf of Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin, the Republican nominees for President and Vice President of the United States. Directed campaign travel and scheduling, logistical advance, personnel, budgets, fundraising, and other campaign activities for the VP nominee. Managed a team of over 100 campaign staff and volunteers and served as a member of the campaign’s senior staff. Participated in strategy and planning for the McCain-Palin general election campaign

Senior Vice President, External Affairs IDT Corporation
Telecommunications industry

July 2001 – July 2008 (7 years 1 month)

Directed public affairs, internal and external communications, investor relations, and strategic planning for an international telecommunications company with an excess of $ 2 billion in annual revenues. Acted as Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive Officer, chief spokesman for the firm, and leader of its public affairs efforts at the local, state, federal and international arenas including regulatory and legislative matters. Other duties included acting as liaison to members of the board of directors, advising the CEO on brand management, corporate governance matters, led extensive political fundraising activities, and served as Treasurer of the IDT Corporation PAC. Also determined corporate sponsorships, assisted with new business development and charitable foundation contributions. IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT, IDTb) is a leading facilities-based multinational telecommunications carrier that provides a broad range of services to customers worldwide. IDT’s businesses include wholesale carrier and retail services including prepaid calling cards, domestic and international long distance services, wired and wireless consumer telecommunications products, and natural gas and electric sales and distribution networks.

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Right Wingnut said...

....Chief of Staff to the Chairman Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Government Agency; Transportation/Trucking/Railroad industry

May 1998 – July 2001 (3 years 3 months)

As counselor to Chairman Lewis M. Eisenberg, served as liaison to the governors of New York and New Jersey, Members of Congress, state, county and local government, as well as to the Port Authority (PA) Board of Commissioners and staff. Duties included negotiating large-scale transportation and infrastructure projects, creating strategies for long-term capital plans and programs, promoting privatization of selected PA facilities including the World Trade Center, and advising the Chairman on personnel and management issues. The PA is a bi-state, $3 billion agency with over 7,000 employees that operates major transportation facilities in the region including Newark, LaGuardia, and Kennedy airports; interstate tunnels, bridges and marine terminals; and other transportation, infrastructure, and real estate properties.

Senior Advisor Senator Bob Dole
Public Relations and Communications industry

January 1986 – December 2000 (15 years)

January 1985-December 2000, Washington, D.C., Kansas, and nationally
Served as confidant and strategist to Bob Dole, beginning as an intern and culminating as Senior Advisor to the Republican nominee for President of the United States. Roles included acting as Executive Assistant to the candidate in his run for the presidency in 1988, as Executive Director of his leading national political action committee, and as State Director of a network of U.S. Senate constituent services offices in Kansas. In 1992, oversaw and managed a successful statewide campaign for Dole’s final reelection to the Senate. From 1993-1995, led a national network of political consultants to provide financial and advisory assistance to candidates at all levels. In 1996, acted as key aide to Senate Majority Leader Dole from the presidential primaries through the general election. Traveled with the candidate on a full time basis, coordinated candidate’s schedule, crisis resolution and day-to-day logistical arrangements. Following the campaign was retained as advisor to Dole’s Washington, D.C. law firm, Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand in the international business development practice.

Michael Glassner’s Education
University of Kansas Political Science
1981 – 1985

Additional recent coursework at the New York Institute of Finance in Financial Accounting, Project Finance, and Bond Markets as well as coursework in Macroeconomics and Investor Relations at New York University, New York, NY.

Activities and Societies: Delta Tau Delta Fraternity Intern for Senator Bob Dole Worked full time at a local law firm

Michael Glassner’s Additional Information
Websites:•Company Website

Interests:Running, biking, swimming, reading, writing, landscape design

Groups and Associations:American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey Rutgers Business School Board of Advisors

Broadband Communications Group Eye on Xergy Gamma Tau Chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity PR News Group Port Authority of NY & NJ Alumni Rutgers CMD Mini-MBA Alumni U.S. Government Relations & Public Affairs

Anonymous said...

WHAT NEWSPAPERS DO YOU READ?
UMMMM WELL I READ ALL OF THEM...

SO RUSSIAS PROXIMITY TO ALASKA ENHANCES YOUR FOREIGN POLICY SKILLS?
WELL UMMM YES............

SO WHOS YOUR FAVORITE FOUNDER?
OH WELL UMMMM ALL OF THEM..........

CAN YOU THINK OF ANY OTHER SUPREME COURT DECISIONS BESIDES ROE V WADE?
UMMM WELL THERES BEEN MANY IMPORTANT DECISIONS

IS AFRICA REALLY A CONTINENT?

Anonymous said...

Anon, that's all you got...5? In almost 3 years on the national stage and all you have is 5. Your #3 is silly...as is she couldn't think of a founder if she wanted to pick just one...don't be stupid...or include the rest of her statement...but that would require intellectual honesty...something you're incapable of?

Your number 5 never happened so you actually only have 4.

Nice try though.

jerseyrepublican

Anonymous said...

DanL, I agree! Unfortunately, I think I'll like the result more so than you. But welcome to RS.

jerseyrepublican

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see that Palin is making steps toward a run but I'm not sure how I feel about one of McCain's team members running her PAC...they didn't do that great of a job running his campaign. Maybe he should come out and denounce Nicole Wallace?

jerseyrepublican

Anonymous said...

BOTTOM LINE, THE LADY IS AN IDIOT. SHES ONLY AFTER HER OWN FAME AND FORTUNE. SHE QUIT AS GOV TO PURSUE HER OWN FAME AND FORTUNE. EVERY POLL INDICATES OBAMA WILL WIPE THE FLOOR (OR HIS ASS) WITH HER. SHES OVERWHELMINGLY DISLIKED BY THE NATION, AND THE GOP WILL LOOK TO ANOTHER 4 YEARS OF BARACK OBAMA IF SHE IS THE NOMINEE. TELL ME ONE THING THAT QUALIFIES HER TO BECOME PRESIDENT. SHE IS A COMPLETE MOR0N. SHE BLEW THE CAMPAIGN FOR MCCAIN AND SHES ABOUT TO BLOW IT FOR THE GOP. SHE LACKS THE EXPERIENCE THAT THE OTHER CANDIDATES HAVE.

Anonymous said...

Like Mitt Romney, I hope she runs!

It will make for a GREAT CONTRAST!

zeke

Revolution 2010 said...

As they say, The more the merrier!

And zeke, I agree.

phil said...

I agree with Bosman, Where does she start? I can only see Iowa.

I believe it will be all over by super Tuesday!