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. scottf

    Why is this even considered a story? You guys have way too much time on your hands.

    March 27, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  2. Melissa Reed

    But first she said, . . . The New York Times is a newspaper?!?

    March 27, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  3. ED FL

    It appears that Palin is an expert on excrement.[especially on bull excrement] that is why she and Mccain didn't do to well on their Presidential Dream.

    March 27, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  4. Save Us Jeebus

    Sarah, I'll tell you what Americans are tired of - any politician crying about treatment from the media which challenges their opinions and calls them on their crap. If Santorum can't take the questions and the heat, then he needs to quit. Just like you did, Sarah.

    March 27, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  5. David

    Sarah and the entire GOP are loonie. Can you believe the commenter, Lucy, who claims Obama was caught telling secrets to the Russians? Another example of looniness and the Fox news affect.

    March 27, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  6. Ivy

    The clueless congratulating the ridiculous. It's priceless!

    March 27, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  7. Justlove

    I have always thought that America was a melting pot, surely not a land for stupidity....

    March 27, 2012 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  8. Alan J

    You know when you have shopped at the second hand store and now you can shop at Wal Mart you lose your mind. Bye Palin you are a windbag. Contract almost up at Faux ain't it?

    March 27, 2012 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  9. AE

    Rick never answers a direct question, it was a true, valid & legitimate question, & he back peddled like a cartoon. Then took a page from failing Palin's book, blame the liberal media for asking a legitimate question, that you won't answer.

    March 27, 2012 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  10. gasandoilman

    I do not believe that it is the 'leftist media' that is doing anything to the conservatives.
    I believe that the conservatives themselves are so moronic, idiotic, stupid, ignorant, imbecilic that the GOP should become the LBDP ..... Living Brain Donor Party.
    The Catholic Church tortured animals to prove they had no soul.
    How intelligent do you have to be to understand that torture does not prove whether or not you have a soul?
    The Catholic Church condoned (even encouraged) child molesting for 2,000 years.
    How intelligent do you have to be to know that molesting children isn't right?
    The problem is not with a church who tortured & killed everyone who did not follow in their beliefs.
    The problem is with people like Santorum who want his church & their ideas to figure more into the lives of Americans.
    If this isn't the worst scenario for a free nation to ever have to endure then I do not know what could be worse.
    Of course, the GOP NAZI PARTY in itself is as bad a scenario as I can imagine for a Democracy such as ours.

    March 27, 2012 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  11. Arch

    my goodness, lucy, but are you really as silly as you post? really? i know 3rd graders that have more cognitive ability than you. you should stop watching fox news to protect what brain cells remain in your silly little mind.

    March 27, 2012 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  12. pat carr

    And here goes CNN again reporting on this nothing. CNN, do you have a reporter just for Palin?

    March 27, 2012 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  13. Scott

    Lucy: I'm trying to figure out the version of reality in which you're living, and honestly I'm stumped. Your "facts" are amusing, to say the least.

    March 27, 2012 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  14. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Hey CNN! What's with the Palin story pinned to the top of the Ticker while Obamacare is going down in flames in front of the USSC?!! Would it be too much to ask to have a story with some substance at the top of the Ticker?!

    March 27, 2012 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  15. normajean @ verizon ,com

    I think this woman sits up all night thinking of a way to get her face on the news....So she agrees with one of the talking heads? ....This is news???? Santorum called out the news for lying??????? He forgets that what he said is on film......I saw it and he said just what they quoted!!!!!!........INCIDENTALLY , OUR PRESIDENT WAS NOT TELLING SECRETS TO THE RUSSIANS!!!!!! SOME OF YOU PEOPLE LOOK FOR TROUBLE WHERE NON EXISTS!!!!!!

    March 27, 2012 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  16. Bruce

    Ron Paul or Nobody for me.

    March 27, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  17. lisa

    "Do you know that Sarah Palin actually CAN see Russia from her house?" The sad part is that was HER answer to a question on her Foreign policy experience. So, our thinking she is an idiot still sticks.

    March 27, 2012 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  18. ColJIm1956

    By definition, it is not "B.S" when your own words are repeated back to you in the form of a question. Abbreviated-term Governor Palin's problem with a free press is that reporters often engage in the irritating tactic of simply repeating the words of politicians back to them. That goes with being a public figure or a politician. Abbreviated-term Governor Palin could not stand up under that kind of scrutiny. I thought Senator Santorum had a little more substance to him.

    March 27, 2012 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  19. nirds

    wake up tea pary buls hit and smale the coffee.....tea parties are nirds

    March 27, 2012 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  20. LouieD

    Sure, why not? When you have no credibility, no workable ideas, no intelligent thoughts, no qualifications for public office, and no class, curse words are one of the few things you have left to work with. Palin realizes this as much as Santorum.

    March 27, 2012 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  21. Mikey

    Lucy sez: " Do you know that Sarah Palin actually CAN see Russia from her house? Only 55 miles separates it across the Bering"
    So Lucy do you know how far it is from Wasilla to the Bearing Straits? I didn;t think so!!
    Also the distance to horizon at 10 feet is approx 4 miles.
    Lucy you so crazy!! Wasilla is 702 miles from the Russian coast.
    These people vote and is why we are in trouble.

    March 27, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  22. Natalie

    Lucy, you're looking a bit desperate. With reference to Palin's "I can see Russia" comment; it had to do with when she was quizzed about foreign policy. "Seeing" Russia is not a qualifier. Get over it. Palin has proven to be dumb as a rock, yet some of you just can't handle that. I'm sure you watch Fox Noise or maybe even listen to big mouth Limbaugh; now there are some major sources of lies and distortions!

    March 27, 2012 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  23. Wake up people

    @Lucy. Sarah is that you?? She's probably ticked off that President Obama beat Hillary, so she jumped on the wailing Palin wagon. Don't get mad because this isn't Faux noise and CNN isn't catering to your brain dead idol. She's nuts, and she is doing more damage to her party each and every time she opens her idiot, racist mouth.

    March 27, 2012 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  24. Hingie

    Whats the matter jealous libs, is your time nearing its end? Healthcare is going to be beaten down, Your loser in the White House is gonna lose in November, and your pathetic spewing of filth on Palin and other conservatives is really old news now. You desperation is so evident. Get a life.

    March 27, 2012 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  25. knudlr

    Yea I can see Sarah jumping in when the bull Sh@@ comment came that is her style- why do these people get so mad when someone starts speaking the truth?? Oh yea now I remember "they cant handle the truth!!"

    March 27, 2012 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
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