Santorum says he and Palin are 'fine'
February 10th, 2011
03:12 PM ET
4 years ago

Santorum says he and Palin are 'fine'

(CNN) - In reaction to Sarah Palin’s terming of Rick Santorum a "Neanderthal," Santorum told reporters Thursday, “I’ve had exchanges with Sarah Palin not not for public record, and there is no problem between Sarah Palin and me on this issue.”

He said these exchanges happened within the last 24 hours but refused to comment on what was said between the two of them.

“We are fine. No problem,” Santorum said. “We’ve had exchanges.”

He would not say who reached out to who. He said “it was through an intermediary.”

Santorum's comments came after he delivered a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the annual gathering of conservative organizations and an early proving ground for wannabe presidential candidates.


Filed under: Rick Santorum • Sarah Palin
soundoff (67 Responses)
  1. Mark

    Are the both so elegant that they can't talk to each other. Santorum is a pig not a neaderthal. They are rivals in what the fomation of National Socialism (NAZI) in this country-they act like nazis all have to walk in lockstep with the new facist right.

    February 10, 2011 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  2. Sherri W.W.#1~ILLinois

    Well of COURSE they are fine! One idiot to another.WHY are these people always in the news? Nobody of any importance cares any longer.In fact,anyone "in the know"wants them to go FAR AWAY. these two and SEVERAL more who still think they are important~lets move on from these "Losers!"This great Country has so many problems and all these nitwits are trying to pull it clear down.~to THEIR level.Lord! Wake Up Good folks out there!

    February 10, 2011 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  3. trashcup

    To borrow a Palin phrase – WTF? WHO CARES what you say? And to add another Palinesque phrase for both Palin and Santorum: STFU!!! We've heard enough! Please go away and back to Alaska where you belong!

    February 10, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  4. once upon a horse

    come on Pretty Ricky be honest..you kissed up to Miss Sarah just like the other GOP members used to run back and kiss up to Rush Limbaugh. You need her lunatic base to vote for you if you do indeed run for POTUS. Besides that you tick off Sarah you tick off FoxNews and you need all the right wing help you can get.

    February 10, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  5. usualone

    Sarah Palin shows that she lived in the Neaderthal Age by all her actions. Of course, the women in those days probably didn't have as much say. Oh she is so tough!!! And Santorum lives in a bygone era too, fer sure.

    February 10, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  6. Stacey

    Wow! Grown men afraid of a brainless, venom spewing ignoramus like Palin. Gotta give it to the mama grizzly. Guess her growl is a whole lot worse than her bite!

    February 10, 2011 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  7. DOCinPA

    Nanouket of da North woods, meets Neanderthal.

    February 10, 2011 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  8. Terry

    I guess Rickey got a taste of the Mama Grizzly wrath!!

    February 10, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  9. Real Patriots Do MORE than Salute the flag, They educate themselves

    Man up Pretty Ricky. Wailin Pailin is taking you to the woodshed you knuckle dragging neaderthal.
    How are you going to protect our freedoms and all of us draped in our American flags when all you can do when the Wasilla Shrilla is calling you out is backpedal like an elite NFL defensive back??? Man up or shut up Ricky. Challenge her to a cage match right there on Faux Noise Channel: no holds barred, tables ladders and chairs. Go get ya some Ricky!

    February 10, 2011 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  10. guy from NM

    Are they getting married soon? And out to a very extended honeymoon somewhere in out of space?

    February 10, 2011 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  11. anotherGDlefty

    He got the call from Rush "the intermediary" and has made a contribution to $arahPAC and they are now..."fine".

    February 10, 2011 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  12. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Palin's brain is totally disconnected from her mouth. Palin will pick a fight with a street sign, that's about as far her intelligence goes, the woman is a total idiot.

    February 10, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  13. Alex

    Of course he thinks they're fine. Because Sarah Palin is a true diva superstar not to be trifled with. Nobody knows or cares about the other guy. When the knuckle dragging neanderthal realized he picked a fight with the wrong celebrity, he approached the queen with his tail between his legs and begged for mercy.

    February 10, 2011 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  14. ThinkAgain

    What is the matter with people? Why do they not understand what it takes to be the POTUS?

    People think that if you're photogenic and willing to say nasty things, you can lead our country. (Palin)
    Or if you promise to impose your religious views, you can lead our country. (Santorum)
    Or if you made a lot of money in real estate, you can lead our country. (Trump)

    We live in a complicated world, folks, where you need more than sound bites and a willingness to mouth off to lead.

    President Obama has the intellect and understanding to lead us – and we should support his efforts. His policies kept our economy from going into a full-blown great depression; his even hand has helped steer us through chopping international waters. His efforts at bipartisanship have been thrown back in his face by the Republicans, but at least he has tried to bring the country together.

    Wake up, folks! Falling for the lip-service coming from the Republican party "hopefuls" is the worst thing that we could do to our country.

    February 10, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  15. Larry

    Given that Sarah Palin is proof that the Australopithecus is not actually extinct as previously thought, her calling the man who has his way with dogs a Neanderthal is actually a compliment dripping with envy.

    February 10, 2011 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  16. kari

    Careful there Ricky. You don't want to upset the devil but it doesn't feel quite right to make a deal with her either, now does it. What's a Republican to do?

    February 10, 2011 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  17. pflatman

    Neanderthal.. these clowns are so regressive, that I'm pretty sure they could all be referred to as knuckle-draggers. Santorum has everyone's permission to club Palin over the head and take her back to his cave.

    February 10, 2011 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
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