Palin congratulates Santorum over 'bulls-' remark
March 27th, 2012
08:36 AM ET
3 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. Nancy Push

    Yes Ma'am, Between Pat Robertson in favor of Pot and Palin in favor of B.S. – It sounds like they're getting a little Liberal on us. Alright Hillary & Ru Paul time to spice things up. We only got months left for our Liberal showdown. Let's get Janet Reno in full pink military garb and some more cult crack downs via Occupy in action. This will be a whole new tea party indeed and it's gonna be served Lilith-Fair style !

    March 27, 2012 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  2. The Dude

    If anyone knows about BS, it's Palin.

    March 27, 2012 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  3. Nobama

    Just hide something! Sarah

    Every time you speak, I cringe! I know why you like Santorum, because you are both losers.

    March 27, 2012 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  4. GI Joe

    $ara i$ and idiot.

    March 27, 2012 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  5. IAN

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

    No, the American people are TIRED of our elected officials acting like grade school kids. Its NEVER about the people, and ALWAYS about how much you can bash the other side. I've given up on American politics.

    March 27, 2012 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  6. Gloria

    Who cares what this freak Palin says. She cannot speak decent English; cannot figure out how she ever sought a journalism degree. No wonder she had to attend so many institutions of higher learning. Too bad they didn't work out for her, ya know!!

    March 27, 2012 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  7. Donkey Party

    To you right wingers that are too ignorant to know what the word "verbatim" means, it means "exact words". The reporter asked a question of Mr. Holier-than-thou, in which the question referred to a comment Santorum made. The reporter used Santorum's exact words (verbatim), no twisting no distorting, just his EXACT words. Why is this a problem for the right-wingers???

    March 27, 2012 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  8. achepotle

    I don't let my children watch people like Palin, Limaugh and Santorum...they are so crass and potty mouth...I prefer that they learn manners from our President, who always demonstrates class.

    March 27, 2012 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  9. billy davis

    Ah, the Idiot from Wasilla gets it wrong again. the NYT is not a liberal news organization. They are in the tank for the GOP. But, Santorum's lack of decorum shows that he's a fake Christian that have hoodwinked their followers. And Palin well her words are never mistaken as logical or based on fact just a lot of jibberish.

    March 27, 2012 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  10. GeminiGirl

    @S.gelin
    You are joking, right? The Alaskan Barbie was NEVER a Vice President (she never had a chance, she blew McLame's chances when he was persuaded to choose her, against his better judgment!), and Sanctimonious has absolutely no integrity, so you are WRONG on both counts!

    March 27, 2012 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  11. LetsBeCivit

    THEREALTOMPAINE: Yes, but everyone missed.

    March 27, 2012 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  12. Gloria

    Who cares what this freak Palin says. She cannot even speak proper English. I cannot imagine her pursuing a degree in journalism; no wonder it took so many institutions of higher learning for her. Too bad her education failed her, don't ya know!

    March 27, 2012 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  13. Jonathan

    In related news, Palin was quick to agree with Romney's statements about Russia being the US's number one foe, chiming in that "they always looked like they were up to no good from my porch."

    March 27, 2012 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  14. demwit

    Just look at that picture..., no conserative women can be that happy!

    March 27, 2012 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  15. billy davis

    And good on ya, don't retreat."

    What language is this? Cave talk?

    March 27, 2012 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  16. Lindsey

    When will conservatives realize that when they SAY STUPID THINGS, the media is going to CALL THEM ON IT?

    The NYT reporter did NOT twist Santorum's words at all. It's all in the playback, Ricky. The playback doesn't lie. Like you do.

    Palin applauding him, well, this is not surprising. The Queen of Stupid applauding the Prince of Stupid.

    March 27, 2012 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  17. Obama wins

    Sarah Palin hot! Who said that? She is one of the ugliest people around given that her soul has turned black!
    This uneducated person has lost everything that is good in her life. With such a hateful soul makes this person uglier by the minute
    Palin is as trashy as they come. Her funny looks are fading fast and that is a good thing people.

    March 27, 2012 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  18. GeminiGirl

    With the introduction of Palin into the greater political world, the bar has been lowered for at least a generation :-(

    March 27, 2012 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  19. Rob

    Sarah who? Oh yea, that brainless woman with the 1945 hair! To match her 1945 politics.

    March 27, 2012 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  20. Buckwheat

    Palin is an idiot like Santorum. The comment was clearly inappropriate for a Presidential candidate. But, why would we expect Santorum or Palin to know that? Manners and judgment have never been among their assets.

    March 27, 2012 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  21. Qev

    Is that all one has to do when asked difficult question in ones pursuit to be leader of the free world...utter an expletive? Really? My God...why on earth did we ever vote these people out office? [END SARCASM]

    March 27, 2012 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  22. Anonymous

    I heard a praise for finally putting the stupid liberal media in their place. Again supid media taking her praise out of context.

    March 27, 2012 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  23. Whatsthematterwithus

    I think the right wing is using some of the German playbook from the 30's, say something that's totally bogus just to get it out there then pull back later, or make a remark and then get angry when the remark is repeated back to you verbatim in a question. What really worries me are that the followers of these people and what they are willing to accept in order to have their way

    March 27, 2012 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  24. Rob1961

    Talk about a "kiss of death". Having her support is like wearing a suit of armor to go swimming!

    March 27, 2012 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  25. MBSeattle

    Darn that Katie Couric. Opps it's the NY Times this time asking those Republican candidates trick questions again. When $arah Palin defends you about the press the Santorum campaign is over. Go home Rick the fat lady has sung.

    More Romney care please

    March 27, 2012 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
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