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. Dave C.

    The only thing to expect out of this dumb creature is her posing nude for P l a y boy since she has nothing in her empty skull...coming soon.

    March 27, 2012 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  2. tony

    Sarah who?

    March 27, 2012 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  3. LW

    Does anyone actually care what this semi-retarted Woman thinks?

    March 27, 2012 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  4. asm_ith

    The question was asked pretty much using Santorum's words, so it is a total crock to say that anyone twisted or distorted Santorum's words. Palin saying "don't retreat" would probably encourage Santorum to use the "stand your ground" laws and shoot the questioner.

    March 27, 2012 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  5. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    It's SOOO nice to have Sarah Palin back on the Ticker and driving the looney leftists in here completely LOOONNNNNNEEEYYYY!!!! CNN provides a valuable public service in allowing the hate-filled leftists to get their extreme hatred out here. Yes, this level of extreme hatred is what eats them all away from the inside and leaves them a hollow shell that would support killing babies.

    March 27, 2012 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  6. john

    Of course she does. Words like that are the extent of her vocabulary. Why should we expect anything more?

    March 27, 2012 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  7. Stephen in VA

    If Sarah Palin praises it, it must be wrong.

    March 27, 2012 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  8. Lean6

    This woman needs to go crawl under a rock, after having her "story" aired to the world. Every time she speaks as a leader of the Republican party, they become a bigger and bigger joke...or fraud. Total nutcase.

    March 27, 2012 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  9. Nina

    I don't care what Sarah Palin thinks. She's yesterday's news, and will apparently do anything to see her name in print or her face on television. Moving on....

    March 27, 2012 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  10. Suzie

    Santorum, "Me tough. Me big man. Me swear."
    Palin, "Atta boy, Ricky!"
    The rest of us, "Crawl back under your rocks you two."

    March 27, 2012 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  11. NoKidding

    She's fed up when she thinks the liberal media twists "conservatives" words. But she cheers when so called "conservatives" do the same thing! You go girl! Think everybody is stupid like you?

    March 27, 2012 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  12. huh

    Did he actually say that or not? I caught a bit of this on TV and it was my impression santorum actually made that statement.

    March 27, 2012 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  13. Lucy

    GO RICK! The liberal media constantly distorts the truth. Do you know that Sarah Palin actually CAN see Russia from her house? Only 55 miles separates it across the Bering. Turns out that wasn't a stupid remark on her part like most people think. And it's a joke how the commenters here are saying that Republicans have hate when it's obvious it's the Democrats with their venom spewing. The world is turned upside down!

    March 27, 2012 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  14. Lucy

    I saw a video where Obama supporters were asked, "Who said there were 57 states?" And they all replied, "Must've been Sarah Palin." WRONG! It was Obama. Sheesh.

    March 27, 2012 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  15. BigdaddyUSA

    From one brain dead idiot to another!

    March 27, 2012 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  16. Lucy

    Obama was just caught telling secrets to the Russians and we're accusing of Rick Santorum of saying a curse word. Are you kidding me?! I'm sure most of you use worse words than that on a daily basis. Grow up already and see the real threat to America.

    March 27, 2012 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  17. LeRoy_Was_Here

    Ha HA HA!! Sarah Palin is the funniest politician we've seen since....since....well, since Pat Paulsen ran for President!

    Actually, I think Sarah is funnier than Pat!

    Even Pat wouldn't have thought of saying something as ludicrous as "Sputnik bankrupted the Soviet Union". HA HA HA!!

    March 27, 2012 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  18. DB

    LW; You may think that Ms. Palin is 'retarted'....but at least she can spell the word correctly. FYI: It's 'retarded'. Dope.

    March 27, 2012 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  19. PoBoy

    Leave it to SP to say that that word shows strength. What it showed was an act of a desperate also-ran politician. The reporter used his exact same words against him, and he didn't want to own up to them. I say he is a coward for not standing up for what he said, and really believes, that Mitt Romney is the worst candidate the GOP could field against President Obama. The BS came out of Ricky's mouth, not the reporters, but SP wouldn't understand!

    March 27, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  20. john

    If Sarah says so, then it MUST be true...she may have seen something from her front porch...what a joke she has made of serious politics.

    March 27, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  21. The REAL Truth

    @Truth and Nothing But the Truth – Yes, this level of extreme hatred is what eats them all away from the inside and leaves them a hollow shell that would support killing babies.
    ------------------------------------
    LOL – you are definitely good for a daily bout of laughter. The pot calling the kettle black just adds to the delight! The one thing that never ceases to amaze me with all the right-wing pro-life banter is how it is the MEN (yes, I said men! – you know the ones who love 'em and leave 'em pregnant) who are mostly upset and vocal about the issue. Whassup wid dat?

    March 27, 2012 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  22. The Real Tom Paine

    Its great that the righties feel so much in common with failed politicians like Palin and Santorum: the anger, the empty rhetoric, the threats of violence, and the total lack of understanding of what makes this country great.

    March 27, 2012 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  23. Attila, The Hun

    Sarah's response certainly fits her small brain.

    March 27, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  24. Lucy

    Sorry but it's YOU guys on the board who are dumb as an ox. You don't even know what's going on. Rick called out the media for telling lies, which is true. The reporter here is not telling lies. Read the whole thing before you assume, cause you know what they say about that!

    March 27, 2012 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  25. Betty Harrison

    Sarah,
    Please shut up, go away, hibernate in Alaska. Crawl back under the rock you slithered out from under. take some classes. Read some books. Just go away!!!

    March 27, 2012 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
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