Skip to comments.Palin Chief of Staff, Michael Glassner responds to Rove's comments in New York Magazine.
Posted on 02/28/2011 2:47:05 PM PST by dalight
Her chief of staff provided the following statement to New York Magazine in response to Karl Rove:
"Of all the potential candidates, Governor Palin would no doubt be the one desiring new energy and ideas
and, refreshingly, hiring advisers who arent entrenched in any political machine."
2011: "Rove...you bastard."
Gawd I hope she is making a list... Barbara Bush, Chris Christie, etc. and so on. To gauge the threat measure the heat people. She is disdained because she is NOT part of the establishment. If we allow the elites to marginalize this perfectly acceptable American Patriot we don’t deserve to be rid of the federal menace. Chris Christie can go to hell.
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
Kathleen Parker: "[I]t is increasingly clear that Palin is a problem." "Parker ... says something publicly that many of us have thought privately
but lacked the courage to say out loud - Palin should step down:"
"Parker: Romney raised bar on freedoms"
Kathleen Parker: "If Kennedy's speech was an important landmark in American political history,
Romney's was surpassing. With heartfelt humility and poetic eloquence,
he tracked the nation's struggle with and for freedom."
Ever since he came out against the Republican candidate for Delaware and trashed her the day she won the primary, I have had no use whatsoever for Karl Rove.
In the fullness of time, it will be seen that Rove's advice was the author of the Bush approval ratings. Rove has a vision of a RINO Republican party occupying some mythical center space between Conservatism and
Communism oops.. I mean Liberalism, uh.. Progressivism. i.e. Mike Castle. Yep.. thats what we need, wrong.
Palin is the real deal. Rove is an expert in sales.
Well stated, friend!
Elect Sarah Palin for President 2012
Re-Elect President Sarah Palin 2016
Karl Rove always makes me think of Cicero.
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.”
Hm. I wonder, then, how Mr. Glassner explained to Ms. Palin why his political past does not therefore disqualify him....
BOOM. Taste My Cluebat!
Rove, u just got bitch slapped. ( u being the bitch )
What a god awful photo.
She was just reacting to Rove’s stench!
Aww, you are offended? Call PETA.
The “drilling lady” just in the nick of time?
Yes, please, let's destroy ourselves. Take that, Obama!
What? You think fish comes already filleted? LOL.
Sarah Palin 2012 ...... Americas return to exceptionalism!!!
Oh yes, it is going to happen.
Why respond? Ignore him. Who in the American voting public reads NYM other than elites?
“Ever since he came out against the Republican candidate for Delaware and trashed her the day she won the primary, I have had no use whatsoever for Karl Rove.”
On that day, Rove died.
RINOS have destroyed our options for years. Let’s see, McCain or Obama? My son correctly pointed out before that election that McCain’s election would guarantee 4 years of steady federal growth, while Obama’s election would at least give us clarity, and possibly a real conservative afterwards. He was absolutely correct.
First off, give Rove credit. Without him we might have had 8 years of Al Gore, or worse, 4 years of McCain and now the second term of John Kerry.
In saying that, the country club Republican is dead! The bodies haven’t yet decomposed.
It’s the time of the Conservative.
Rove has just eaten a magnificent large moose turd sandwich coutresy of sarah Palins, chief of staff. Yes that is right, moose turd sandwich. Gotta love being out the political machine!
You have a very insightful and wise son.
Can we photoshop that and put the obama symbol on the fish.
Naw..not at all. Except idiots like you often amuse me.
This is the heart of obvious, you just don't understand what he means because you are looking for folks who are inexperienced, ineffective and on the complete margin where as Palin is looking for folks who know what they are doing, have experience but are not "insiders" or members of the Harvard/Yale Elite club. Understand?
Glassner is a man of enormous capabilities and Palin and he were instant friends and this caused him to be sent to political "Siberia" by the McCain RINO don't really want to win squad who immediately began to undercut Sarah when she eclipsed McCain in wattage and affection of the Republican party. This is why she was set up for the disastrous interviews with openly hostile press first. Simply to take her down a peg.
In the world of Politics there are many "operatives" out there and some are good and some aren't worth the powder to blow them to hades but they have "friends" and collude. They are "professionals" that are cynical to the extreme and could care less about the politician, the people or our country. Palin is looking to side step these snakes and find good quality people. But, the folks who do this professionally are not noticing their friends being approached and hired by Palin so they say she is not doing anything. Because if she was, she would be calling their "union" hall and requesting their buddies.. Understand??
Rove is just pissed because Gov Palin makes 2.5 times more than he does on FOxnews.
Rove is a has-been. And the progressives always show their true colors sooner or later. he would rather see a Sen Coons than a Sen O’Donnell and a Pres Obama than a Pres Palin.
“Ever since he came out against the Republican candidate for Delaware and trashed her the day she won the primary,,,”
Same day? Try WHILE she gave her acceptance speeech!
You're kidding yourself. People don't get to be a senior members of two different presidential campaigns -- especially those of men like Senators Dole and McCain -- without being "entrenched in [a] political machine."
Glassner's an insider. He's a member of the club.
And although his resume is quite impressive, there's still the fact that he was a senior insider of two of the worst campaigns in recent history.
All that aside, I was merely pointing to the interesting dichotomy between what Glassner said, and what he's done.
Tell you what when those mentioned start attacking Obama instead of Palin we will call a truce....ok....I’m sure Mitch will be happy to hear about it...
The man has been a senior adviser to two different Republican presidential campaigns. He's part of the machine.
like I said you have a narrative you want to push and facts mean nothing so no use debating this.
Well played, Sir!
The fact he worked for Dole and McCain is easily not noticed. Yippee! LOL
Tokyo Rove needs to go away.
I agree with you. The facts really do mean nothing, don’t they? This Glassner worked for Dole and McCain. That is a fact. It really means nothing, doesn’t it?
Are you crazy?
Yes, it was completely breathtaking and unbelievable. What sort of baby would do that? Someone who didn't care one whit about the Republican party, the aspirations of Conservatives and the very freedom of America. In short, he was determined to see that O'Donnell lost because it would help Palin too much and put the lie to his own "master" plan of moving the Republicans to the "center."
So that is what it sounds like when someone kicks karl rove in the nuts so hard that he threw up YESTERDAY’S BREAKFAST!
Ultimately, this reasoning is completely flawed, because it rules out anyone with experience. He was no where near senior in McCain's campaign, and frankly, if you get your guy to "nominee" for President, you have won every election up to that point. Everyone else lost. In the end, they all have lost.
It is a stupid thing to say or do.. to group a whole campaign staff together and trash them at once. This is what you were doing before though by calling Glassner an insider in the first place. This is inductive reasoning, which sometimes works but is subject to the flaws that all generalizations create, bad, stupid, uninformed statements and actions if folks accept the premise of this stuff.
>>>>2005: “Rove, you magnificent bastard!”
>>>>2011: “Rove...you bastard.”
And the bastard did it to himself.
He has far more integrity than the manwhore karl rove.
I don’t know either one of them personally, but to say that Glassner has had no association with RINO elitists would be dishonest.
Both of them have.
Mmm.. I believe so, but the kick is not so much because of showing the idiocy of the statement, but rather, it is like hearing a bugle on the horizon if you are one of the Indians who just got through savaging a group of settlers.. that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach that things are going to get a whole lot tougher soon.
The Republican elites have been trying to talk Sarah out of this race by trashing her and saying it is impossible and this statement small and simple as it is establishes many things all at the same time. First, Glassner is considering a Presidential Campaign. This is huge. Second, that team Palin will be looking for folks who have thus to date considered 2nd rank, oddball or outsider operatives who do not value the old rules and the game as it has been defined thus far.
This doesn't mean that you can't be experienced, but it means you need to be willing to operate in a new world. A world populated by Tea Partiers. Main Stream Republicans try to condescend to the Tea Party but in the end, these folks just plain frighten them. These people are serious about ending the "gravy train" and this is not what the professionals want. They want to do "business as usual" with all of the perks and graft and back scratching and favors and ear marks and donations and patronage that have polluted our system and taken us to the brink of losing our very freedom.
Palin needs folks who are not wedded to maintaining this status quo. Folks like Governor Walker who said he was going to restore fiscal sanity and even do that if it hurts and was unpopular with some of the chattering class. Palin locked GOP corrupt bastards in jail without blinking an eye and there are corrupt bastards in Washington willing to do almost anything to resist a real house cleaning.
But, thats what we need.