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
soundoff (905 Responses)
  1. happynurse

    could someone please tell her AGAIN she is completely irrelevant

    March 27, 2012 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  2. James

    If little rick gets his panties in a wad over what a reporter says he has ZERO business being the President. Deal with your critisms like a man sanitorium and someone worthy of the presidency, which you are not. It's apparent that it is easy to rattle this lunatic. Most people that are mentality unfit go off the rails when people call them crazy or incompentent such as sanitorium.

    March 27, 2012 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  3. Joe The Plumber

    Another gem of wisdom from the "Christian Values" poster girl.

    March 27, 2012 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  4. fmjk

    Of course, the NYT reporter didin't actually twist Santorum's words - Santorum just didn't care to be confronted with them. Just like it was Palin's own comments, nothing the media was able to add, that sunk her.

    And isn't it telling that this would be the issue she weighs in on? All of the significant substantive issues facing these candidates and this country and she finally gets animated by a four letter word?

    March 27, 2012 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  5. Marie MD

    @rip damon, first of all, there is not one single piece of brain matter in that bimbos head to put together a sentence never mind have an opinion about anything useful or worthwhile.
    CNN just won't let her die. They continue to shove her down the throats of those who try to read the news, which she hasn't been since November of 2008. If it wasn't for CNN she wouldn't have a platform from which to spew her stupidity except for faux news and then trolls, like truth, who think she is good lookingnand not the old hag she really is!

    March 27, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  6. The Real Tom Paine

    Nothing like a has-been beauty queen's snarky comments to get people talking. If only there were some actual substance to her-nah, that will never happen since that would require effort on her part. Being a professional victim gets her attention faster and easier. By the way, wasn't she at a gun range in LA recently?

    March 27, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  7. Ken in MD

    Let's see, candidate makes a statement, reporter asks him to clarify, candidate calls the reporter's question B.S. It was an incredibly stupid thing to say. Of course Palin supports it!!

    March 27, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  8. Hank

    Palin said: "Welcome to my world Rick..."

    And she's right...it's the world of political insignificance where the only thing people remember about you is your incompetence and unbridled missteps.

    So, yes, Palin is right to welcom Rick Santorum.

    The painting is on the wall.....accept it Rick! All that is left for you is a job as a contributor for FoxNews...(wait, isn't that exactly what Palin is doing now?...interesting).

    It's time for the GOP to start preparing for the general election. Time to unite around Romney and return the country to conservative principles. Romney 2012!!!

    March 27, 2012 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  9. mike

    Palin and Santorum should just go away. No one wants your rightwing hate speech.

    March 27, 2012 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  10. mcklapp

    I know that the corporate media is loathe to pass on factuality, but it would be refreshing to here CNN state that Santorums words were NOT twisted. The report accurately quoted the little BS artist and he just blithely ignored what he said to claim he didn't.
    He and Palin were made for each other.

    March 27, 2012 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  11. Ozzie

    Ricky would say that he was mis-quoted in his autobiography. He's such a child, who simply hates too many people to serve our nation as President. As a Catholic, I find Ricky radically embarrassing.

    March 27, 2012 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  12. Jake

    it's all the stupid in politics have to clinge to, "the media MADE me LOOK stupid!" please! you do that all by yourself.

    March 27, 2012 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  13. Trent

    Are these people insane? Santorum said, WORD FOR WORD, exactly what the NYT reporter asked him about.....

    March 27, 2012 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  14. Robert

    Amazing how the Republicans continue to blame their lack of succes on the "liberal" media. I guess I'm one of those liberals because I listen to what these morons say and come to my own conclusions (see previous use of word moron). The truth is that I'm desperate to see a Republican candidate that can talk about real issues without repeatedly using the words "liberal" and "Obama" as if those are the only two words we're capable of understanding. It's pretty insulting.

    March 27, 2012 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  15. popeye1128

    Well if it were gasoline, politicians would provide enough of it to power all the cars in the country for the next 100 years.

    March 27, 2012 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  16. comeon

    How were his words distorted? He said, word for word, "Pick any other Republican in the country. He is the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama" at a rally outside of Racine.

    March 27, 2012 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  17. Canada Keith

    An idiot who quit as governor of Alaska, backs another idiot that the people of his OWN state threw out when he ran for re-election as a senator. What a pair to draw to!!

    March 27, 2012 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  18. trumod

    Coming from the Quitter in Chief...

    March 27, 2012 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  19. Peter

    Surprise, surprise! Fortunately for our country, Palin does not elect our president. If Santorum were liberal, he'd be called an angry liberal. I do not want a president who has no self control and flys off the handle at the slightest provocation this way. Imagine a guy like this with his finger on the button?

    March 27, 2012 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  20. SLP

    "Amazing how the Republicans continue to blame their lack of succes on the "liberal" media. I guess I'm one of those liberals because I listen to what these morons say and come to my own conclusions (see previous use of word moron). The truth is that I'm desperate to see a Republican candidate that can talk about real issues without repeatedly using the words "liberal" and "Obama" as if those are the only two words we're capable of understanding. It's pretty insulting."

    Yeah, it is kind of like the way a liberal can't talk about real issues without using the words "racist" and "Bush".

    March 27, 2012 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  21. nad

    It is clear to me that Rick Santorum does not have what it takes to be POTUS, therefore he is NOT worthy the presidency. He just does not seem to be mentally stable. When it comes to Palin though, we all know what we can expect, therefore it is not worth talking about her

    March 27, 2012 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  22. vatoloke

    Right on for the Trailer Park queen's comfortable every day language. Great role models these GObPers are.

    March 27, 2012 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  23. Taylor

    People please don't comment on her.........because she will think that she is important.

    March 27, 2012 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  24. David

    Why does CNN or anyone else give Sarah Palin "ink" or airtime... she is completely irrelevant. She adds nothing constructive or meaningful to any discussion. CNN!! please, please, please stop reporting what she says.

    March 27, 2012 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  25. Drhyde

    You know, if it was President Obama who used those words, the GOP would be all over him; yet Santorum gets praised for it.

    March 27, 2012 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
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