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

    Leftists don't have to twist conservatives' words...they're stupid enough without anyone's help. Back to the snow with you, Caribou Barbie.

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

    She would because that's the type of language she understands.

    March 27, 2012 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  3. Reasonably

    News flash: Palin hops on someone else's train to keep herself in the spotlight. Go away, media hoor – no one wants to hear your grizzled voice.

    March 27, 2012 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  4. Denker

    "I was like...". That pretty much sums up intellect.

    March 27, 2012 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  5. FLUUUUSHHHHHH...the sound of Obamacare going bye bye

    Justlove –I have always thought that America was a melting pot
    =====================================================
    It used to be back in the good old days when the country worked. Libtards then created the "valuing diversity" BS which tells people to not assimilate, keep your own language, don't make an effort to become an American because you're fine just the way you are. The country will change to suit YOUR needs. The Balkanization of America is in progress.

    March 27, 2012 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  6. gary

    Sarah-- new york times is news paper -– the one you never read or even heard about it. there are lots of news paers WSJ, post, washington post and new york times. OK

    March 27, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  7. N. Shapiro

    The interesting thing is – the reporter used Santorum's own words!
    Santorum is either a liar, or senile.
    Palin is, as usual, a bad joke.

    March 27, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  8. Chaos

    Sarah Palin saying something is news?

    BTW, the words were not distorted, just regretted.

    March 27, 2012 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  9. cysimon

    Extreme racism and bigotry are the hard-core nucleus of the Republican Party. Everything else is just in-your-face, attention-getting sound bites designed to bolster support for their hate-filled, race-baiting, fear-mongering agendas. I long for the day that "good ole", camera-chasing Sarah returns to Alaska and spends her time enjoying the "view of Russia from her house".

    Every time this woman opens her mouth it reminds you of just how intellectually challenged she is....and there were actually people who initially thought she should sit one step from the top position IN THE WORLD??? Really? What a terrifying thought!

    March 27, 2012 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  10. gasandoilman

    Sarah Palin is the POSTER CHILD for the republican party.
    She has a big mouth, no substance, puts church before state, kills other species for the simple pleasure & would see to it that all minorities remained as such.
    The GOP NAZI PARTY is not just wrong, but as Hitler & his fellow Nazis understood .....
    If you tell a lie often enough, people begin to believe it.
    Unfortunately, 25%+ of Americans are too stupid to separate the lies from the truth.
    Because if they could, they would not vote republican.
    I said 25%+ because the remaining republican party members who use their brain simply do not care about anything but their wealth, their ideology, their power & their innate instinct to try & control everyone & everything according to their selfish &/or religious beliefs.
    George '3 below plant life' Bush lowered the Office of the President to where a Town Hall Board Member with an IQ of 80 thinks he can run this country.
    Thank you John McCain for also subjecting America to a Sarah Palin, the woman most unqualified in the history of the United States to have ever been chosen to be on the ballot for the possibility of becoming President.
    A complete moron can figure out that the republican primary, if it was a reality TV show, would either be off the air after 2 episodes, or would be the hit comedy show of the season.
    I wake up every day wondering how these fools made it so far!

    March 27, 2012 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  11. scoto

    For pity's sake please make this dumb grifter go away

    March 27, 2012 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  12. Casey

    Let me make this simpe: those who like him loved this. Those who don't will not. Those who are not sure either will or won't and anyone here who things they have an argument to win or a mind to change- wrong place. We go as we come. This is just a 'we have nothibng better to do with our lives' stuff. I have to find something better to do with my life...time to shut this crap off. Have a good day everyone.

    March 27, 2012 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  13. marinedad05

    Not surprised at all.

    She has cobwebs in her brain... and that's the limit of her intellectual capacity.

    March 27, 2012 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  14. Nancy

    Anything to get attention, even if it highlights her own 2008 disaster with Katie Couric, Charlie Rose and Charles Gibson.

    March 27, 2012 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  15. Citizen

    Please do not pile on Sister Sarah. Given her vocabulary, she must be commended for critiquing on one word that she fully understood!

    March 27, 2012 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  16. GodFails

    Oh Sarah! You poor sad little old religious conservatives. For religious people, you sure are full of hate. And you will fail in November again. Your "men" made a big mistake attacking women.

    March 27, 2012 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  17. michaelwg

    umm, they don't need to twist your words you two, they can just directly quote you. Sarah, i've seen your highlight reel...

    March 27, 2012 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  18. MeToo

    She's so lame, trying to suck up to get a vp nomination. She needs a real job like modeling hockey gear or selling corndogs.

    March 27, 2012 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  19. davebuddy

    I was like....never going to be president but was just awsome trying.

    March 27, 2012 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  20. mauve123

    What's a "Palin"? and why do we care what a Palin thinks or says? She is obsolete, she has no purpose. The entire Palin family needs to go back to obscurity.

    March 27, 2012 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  21. cecilia

    I don't know why I am here even talking about this dip wad – with the Supreme Court trying to discredit the health care bill, starving people in the world and the possibility of war with Iran why in the name of all that is holy would cnn publish the fact that the idiot from wassella like BS who gives a flying whatever – people like palin are dumbing down americans

    March 27, 2012 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  22. The Real Tom Paine

    FLUUUUSHHHHHH...the sound of Obamacare going bye bye

    Justlove –I have always thought that America was a melting pot
    =====================================================
    It used to be back in the good old days when the country worked. Libtards then created the "valuing diversity" BS which tells people to not assimilate, keep your own language, don't make an effort to become an American because you're fine just the way you are. The country will change to suit YOUR needs. The Balkanization of America is in progress.
    ***************************************************************************************
    About a century ago, there were over 400 German-language newspapers in the United States, along with countless other ethnic publications. People were readily identified by ethnicity, rlegion, etc- and conservatives made sure they were never accepted. Nativism, racism, and bigotry are as old as the Republic, as well as assimilation and merging into an American sensibility that people want to embrace. Don't act like this is something new, something cooked up by the horrible liberals to infect you with open-mindedness. Grow up,

    March 27, 2012 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  23. CaliforniaBC

    Of course she praises him... she's the queen of the Gotcha question claims.

    March 27, 2012 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  24. L Borshy

    What's all the fuss about? When it comes to B.S. Santorum is an expert.

    March 27, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  25. Dick Hertz

    The lights are on but nobody's home.

    March 27, 2012 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
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