Palin congratulates Santorum over 'bulls-' remark
March 27th, 2012
08:36 AM ET
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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
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  1. john

    To all those who claim that Santorum actually said what he claims not to have said, don't you think that CNN would've called him on it in the article? HMMMMMM? The fact that this leftist rag didn't point out that Santorum did, in FACT, say what the reporter claims he said proves he didn't.

    Even CNN isn't stupid enough to risk being sued over something as trivial as what politicians and reporters say (or do, or think, or whatever).

    March 27, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  2. flopflipper

    Palin still hasn't gotten the concept that the media just reports the news. It's not some evil liberal conspiracy to make her look like an idiot.

    March 27, 2012 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  3. Jake

    Ah finally some gutter language used around the trailer park that Sarah can understand!!

    March 27, 2012 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  4. Vince

    I've missed you Sarah!!!! Get together with your friend Michelle from MN and go on a national comedy tour! You can both just stand around and talk to us about "politics"....you'll have them cracking up every night!

    March 27, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  5. Pander Bear

    Uh, Sarah honey. The reporter quoted Santorum's words back to him verbatim. This wasn't any "gotcha" question like what type of newspapers do you read.

    March 27, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  6. BeingHuman

    Did she not take donuts to an elementary school because she disagreed with the First Lady Michelle Obama's wanting kids to eat healthier? If that is not a BRAINLESS TWIT move, what in the hell is? Go back to "Laska'" and run a continuos Ididarod. An endless, never ceasing, continuos, pertetual, constant, unbroken, everlsting Ididarod. In other words, keep youself busy, so we don't have you hear from "ya". ;)

    March 27, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  7. DenisOB

    I'm confused by this story. Didn't Santorum say exactly what the reporter claimed? How is it BS if he was asked about a quote? Shouldn't a candidate have to field questions about things that they actually say?

    March 27, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  8. bertha59

    I say, "Stay out of politics if you don't want the media asking questions, reporting your words, dissecting your being, and you are prone to being rude to people!" That includes all politicians and future politicians.

    And as for Palin...well...yuck!

    March 27, 2012 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  9. Tam

    She crawled out again!

    March 27, 2012 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  10. Steve

    Another fine example of the hypocrisy of the "Christian Values" of Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, and others who use that term to bring in the masses. Jesus would be proud (NOT!) of their gutter language and even more so of congratulating each other for it.

    "If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless."

    March 27, 2012 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  11. Matthew

    If a candidate can't restrain himself from cursing at a reporter, what kind of response will he have for our allies if they disagree with us. I wish our allies would have used those words against GWB befor ehte Iraq war. We would be $6T less in debt.

    March 27, 2012 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  12. ThinkAgain

    The GOP convention is going to be a BLAST! I can hardly wait for the cat fight to ensure between Mittens and Quitta and Sanitorium and Newtsie, with Grandpa Ronnie trying to get them all to just simmer down and return to the gold standard!

    Break out the popcorn!

    March 27, 2012 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  13. Wes B.

    "I was like welcome to my world Rick. And good on ya, don't retreat."

    What language does Sarah Palin speak? Can she even put together two proper sentences? What a dolt! Good on ya? What?

    March 27, 2012 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  14. jwarino

    santorums a nazi clans man. did you see his eyes? looked rabid to me. we don't need a out of control rabid dog in the whitehouse. maybe he can live with sara.

    March 27, 2012 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  15. Voice of Reason

    I'm SURE she would have praised it if Obama had said it, Right? RIGHT?

    She's mindless, partisian, hyper-sensitive, narrow-minded, paranoid, two-faced, double-standard, hypocritical, and a few more adjective terms that I'm sure I'll think of right after I click 'Post'.

    March 27, 2012 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  16. Highly_Amused

    Oh my, Those poor republicans! Constantly having to contend with the evil "liberal media" who "twist" their words by repeating them ver batum! It is just not fair to have to answer for your own exact words thrown back in your face! People might just get the CORRECT impression that these Rethugs are greedy lying idiots! Poor Poor Repugs! ...

    March 27, 2012 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  17. Ken in MO

    Stunning! Once again, they are asked about something THEY said and it is the medias fault. These Republicans dont want to be help accountable for anything!! There is no liberal Media.

    The fact that Palin is all for it makes me realize how sad it is...she is one TRASHY lady!!

    March 27, 2012 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  18. sandra

    ....except this reporting was directly quoting Mr. Santorum......Do the facts actually matter with these people??

    March 27, 2012 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  19. jwarino

    santorum is looked like a rabid dog when he spewed. we don't need a out of control short tempered badger in the white house. maybe he can live with sara.

    March 27, 2012 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  20. ned

    I'm a Republican, and Sarah Palin and the far right are irrelevant to me. Go Romney.

    March 27, 2012 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  21. EPAB

    Palin? Who"s Palin? Who Cares what an airheaded nobody says? Has she actually read any papers lately? Can she name them?

    March 27, 2012 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  22. ThinkAgain

    @REALLY?: "Don't like Rick. Don't like Palin. But the Media always takes a slant and distorts reality. Not necessary!"

    Sweetheart, apparently you don't like to think for yourself. Ricky is on TAPE saying the exact words he's accusing the reporter of "twisting"!

    It's on the CNN website, or you could just google "santorum worst president" (it's on the CBS website, too; even Brit Hume, in talking to Bill O'Reilly on Fox said "that Romney would be the worst candidate of all the Republicans in the country to put up against Barack Obama.").

    Obama/Biden 2012

    March 27, 2012 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  23. Marshall

    Santorum's remark does not show "strength," it shows crudeness and impulsivity. It's scary to know that someone so uninformed and out of control is a candidate for president of the United States.

    March 27, 2012 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  24. Tino

    Palin... Palin... oh yea, that irrelevant ex-VP candidate from a few years back. Why is anyone listing to anything she says again?!?!

    March 27, 2012 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  25. john

    WOW, two folks who claim Christianity as their faith...as long as it fits their needs...can just put it out there whenever I guess, huh???

    March 27, 2012 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
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