Palin congratulates Santorum over 'bulls-' remark
March 27th, 2012
08:36 AM ET
2 years ago

Palin congratulates Santorum over 'bulls-' remark

(CNN) – Sarah Palin heaped praise on Rick Santorum after the Republican presidential candidate accused a reporter of "bulls-" questioning over the weekend.

The former 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate said the exchange showed strength.

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"It was good and it was strong and it was about time because he's saying enough is enough of the liberal media twisting conservative's words," Palin said on Fox News late Monday night. "I was like welcome to my world Rick. And good on ya, don't retreat."

Santorum engaged in a heated exchange with The New York Times' Jeff Zeleny Sunday night when the reporter asked Santorum about his earlier comment that Romney was "the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama," in reference to health care. An angry Santorum said "quit distorting my words … It's bulls-."

The former Pennsylvania senator later told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "The Situation Room," "If you're a conservative and you haven't taken on a New York Times reporter you're not worth your salt as far as I'm concerned."

Palin echoed the sentiments, calling Zeleny a "liberal leftist in the tank for Obama."

"I was glad that he called out this reporter," Palin said. "He and the other candidates, all of them, they need to do more of this because believe me the American people are tired of what the leftist media continues to do to conservatives."

When asked if a nominee Santorum could be a reality, the former Alaska governor said "anything is possible."


Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum • Sarah Palin
soundoff (905 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    Who cares what this has-been thinks?

    March 27, 2012 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  2. Mallory Archer

    Eh, one crude individual giving a shout-out to another crude individual. Nothing to see here.

    March 27, 2012 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  3. Jt_flyer

    If Palin falls in the woods, and Fox News isn't there, does she actually make a sound?

    March 27, 2012 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  4. coy4one

    The remark did not show strength....Had Santorum shown strength, he would have been able to control his emotions and ignored the reporter. That's where strength comes from...being able to know what's more important, his image, his conviction to his cause, and he "christian" faith which would have overcome anything the reporter said. Palin, you are wrong....it was a sign of weakness!

    March 27, 2012 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  5. cURTIS

    Looks like Palin is abandoning ship on Gingrich and will endorse Santorum. Anybody except Romney. Or is the attention starved Diva just trying to get her name in the news. Yesterday she attacked Obama–only she is the one who gets to have an opinion on national defense because she can see Russia from her kitchen. Palin and her writers hide behind Facebook with their daily slams or attacks on the President–call it carrying a grudge or just ugly bullying but certainly looks like Sarah Palin is jealous.

    March 27, 2012 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  6. Mike

    How dare that liberal leftist reporter ask Santorum about the exact words that he said. Doesn't he know that the GOP is not actually responsible or accountable for their own words? I'm going to cancel my NYT subscription and use the money instead to buy tissues for that cry-baby holier-than-thou who wants government out of our lives as long as our lives don't involve things of which he disapproves.

    March 27, 2012 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  7. Debby

    Hey Palin some of us watched Game Change and know how dumb you really are without the media there.

    March 27, 2012 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  8. Mallory Archer

    Ironically, I posted on the thread about President Obama poking fun at his open mic moment prior to this article appearing on the ticker. My remark was that unlike the opposition, President Obama is a grownup who didn't whine about the media and attack a reporter for using his own words. Then this idiot shows up to toss in HER two cents and just proves once again that President Obama truly IS the only grownup in the house. Message to dim bulb and her new hero; the media is there to inform America, and trashing them when you make a gaffe only sets you up for further scrutiny. Try acting like a grownup instead for resorting to the tired "They're big 'librul' meanies" card that you always play and perhaps the media will start treating like a grownup.

    March 27, 2012 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  9. Dick Cheney is the smegma of mankind

    One hobbit praising another hobbit of allowing "bull$h!t" to be used in a "christian values" public discourse, as both hobbits rale against societal incivility?

    Oh, the irony.

    March 27, 2012 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  10. Mutt

    I could Palin supporting him on this thing. I thought of Palin when I heard his tantrum. it follows her pattern of behavior...... 1. Beg the press for attention 2. say something stupid 3. when the press reports what you said, get mad and blame them for repeating the stupid thing you just said.

    March 27, 2012 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  11. learntoread

    Wow, Pailin supports Santorum and is against the New York tTmes...actually watched the exchange....the reporter had a legitimate question... Santorum has no interest in discussing health care because he wants to make sure the insurance companies can keep ripping off the poor and elderly...another grear republican idea!....and Sarah Palin gets to weigh in –yippee!...mostly because she is completely full of sh*& herself. C'mon folks–wake up–the republicans want to give the rich–top 1 percent– 3 trilluion in tax cuts and take away schools and medicine...tell me you're not falling for their BULLSH*&. America–where the rich get richer and the poor fade away....

    March 27, 2012 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  12. mamivaqui

    Great! Keep talking, Sarah. This was just the KISS OF DEATH to Santorum. Question: which one of the 2 is more low class?

    March 27, 2012 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  13. Rudy NYC

    Stuff like Santorum's makes the Republican Party look really bad. When prominent members of the party praise the behavior, then it makes the Republican Party look even worse. Santorum's outburst was disgracefully unprofessional.

    March 27, 2012 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  14. Patriot Awesome

    Stupid elite media! How dare they repeat what you say verbatim!

    March 27, 2012 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  15. jane

    actually american people are tired of being treated like they are mentally challenged by people who have no more than three braincells to rub together

    March 27, 2012 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  16. Wake up people

    Just in case he didn't already know, now he does. He was an idiot with that reporter and this idiot that agrees with him, just proved it. Sit down and shut up Sarah. No one cares about your hatred anymore. She acts like a 4th grader. ( No offense to 4th graders)

    March 27, 2012 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  17. cisco4

    Palin jsut can't enough of that crude language.. What a Mother she is?

    March 27, 2012 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  18. Brian

    Distorting words? The reporter quoted him VERBATIM! What is it with conservatives and their disdain for facts and reality? They claim to be about personal responsibility, but can't even take responsibility for what they say.

    March 27, 2012 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  19. Joyce

    Pity they both are fit for the zoo, they can't handle a little pressure,. How would they both handle the presuure of the presidency?

    March 27, 2012 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  20. sara

    That figures. I remember he blaming Katie for asking her a question...."What do you read"? These people always have to have someone else to be mad at. Mirror! I call that Self-Hatred.

    March 27, 2012 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  21. chuck weidemann

    Yep swearing is always a sign of strength. That's what presidents do ya know. They go over to different countries all over the world and swear at their leaders until we get what we want. This one moment alone shows that Santorum has to be president. WOW!!!

    March 27, 2012 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  22. Matt

    I know Mrs. Pallin won't read this but she should think if that's the language a President of the USA should use before praising such a remark. Would have Abraham Lincoln or George Washington used such a vocabulary? They were honorable Men that had principles and the USA should keep searching for those things in the man they are going to pick up as a President. From small things come the greatest and i wouldn't trust someone that can't even manage his tongue.

    March 27, 2012 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  23. ouisee

    Someone with no class like Palin would congratulate a politician for using profanity so that our children can have another nut job to try to follow as a mentor. Palin needs to go back under her rock.

    March 27, 2012 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  24. Desmond Sequeira

    Perfect GOP tickets for 2012: "Sanctum, always having to backtrack, Sanctorum" and "Failin' Palin" OR " Muddle-headed Mitt" and the "Newt/ Grinch". Watch out Obama. Do not be complacent. Your country folk have proved to be very stupid, but self-righteous, electors in the past – often!

    March 27, 2012 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  25. David

    It would have been nice to know the context of Santorum's quote. It would have given a little more depth to the story. Guess i'll go over to NYT to gain greater insight.

    March 27, 2012 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
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