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. Bernie Margolis

    Except he didn't distort Santorum's words. I heard a sound clip and those words were taken verbatim from one of his speeches. The bull is in Santorum's assertion that the media was distorting his words. I love how Sarah Palin, who complained non-stop that the media lobbed unfair "gotcha" questions at her like, "What newspapers and magazines do you get your information from?" is leaping to his "defense." She would be an appropriate running mate for him. The two are obviously cut from the same cloth.

    March 27, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  2. jamesKs

    Looking at that picture just maybe she could get a job in Ontario? Maybe!

    March 27, 2012 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  3. Anne

    I read the first paragraph of that story and she is such an idiot it is unbelievable. If alien races even catch our satellite waves and this is what they fall on they will absolutely believe that there is no intelligent life on this planet!

    March 27, 2012 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  4. jake1969

    Losing your cool is NEVER a sign of strength. It's weakness. Strong leaders never get ruffled. They stay cool in any setting or challenge. Losing your cool is losing control of emotion. Losing control of emotion is NOT a leadership trait.

    March 27, 2012 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  5. Foreverwar

    I can't believe she knows what the New York Times is now.

    March 27, 2012 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  6. GODZILLA1

    Oh my goodness, did the Klondike Kardashian say something again?

    March 27, 2012 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  7. David M

    @Lucy.....just what kind of eyesight do you have anyway? And just how tall do you think Sarah's house is in Alaska?? Standing on the beach, the horizon is about 10 miles. So just how is it that you think Super Sarah can see 55 miles??

    You should probably get your tin hat adjusted. It seems to be out of calibration.

    March 27, 2012 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  8. Calcommuter

    If a Democrat said that word, Caribou Barbie would say "I'm aghast!", "I'm bewildered", "typical liberal". yawn.

    March 27, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  9. James

    who pays attention? hmmm 600+ bashers paid their attentions!What do you think Marto?

    March 27, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  10. erich2112x

    She has the mind of a child.

    March 27, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  11. tom

    Queen of the Trailer Park and Low class people...she would find that remark attractive....

    March 27, 2012 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  12. Irene Done

    She ought to know when she hears it!

    March 27, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  13. GI Joe

    erich2112x - more like the mind of an idiot. (never progressed past the hateful, jealous, nasty early teens).

    March 27, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  14. anobody

    Palin is a kook and a quitter and nothing besides.

    March 27, 2012 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  15. drinker75

    Oh words cannot describe the loathing I have for that woman.

    March 27, 2012 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  16. nuffsaid

    Of course she applauds his comment because thats all she believes in which is bulls***.

    March 27, 2012 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  17. Robert

    Is Palin flapping her mouth again? Someone should tell that brain-dead idiot to go sit in the corner and shut the hell up.

    March 27, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  18. JT

    Yup she's still an idiot.

    March 27, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  19. The Real Tom Paine

    Last time I checked, Lucy, Palin's house is not located on the Bering Strait. Wassila is not located anywhere near there. Please use a map before you defend Palin's ability to see Russia.

    March 27, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  20. Michael Solock

    Why does anyone care what Palin thinks ?, and why is it newsworthy what she thinks?

    March 27, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  21. Emmy Skaddittle

    where do the republicans come up with these people?

    March 27, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  22. rickwh

    If you watched what Santorum said about Romney, then you would know that the reporter was correct (as the video shows). Santorum acting as his usual self slammed the reporter so he could look good to his base. Of course, Palin, America's most ignorant politician is backing Santorum, America's most theocratic politician. This is not a surprise. Sarah and Santorum are fools and I am backing Romney alt he way.

    March 27, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  23. Wake up people

    @Godzilla1, Klondike Kardashian, I love it! She is so stupid she doesn't even realize people are laughing at her, not with her.

    March 27, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  24. Pat in IL

    This woman is unbelievably immature and just plain stupid.

    March 27, 2012 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  25. snowdogg

    Listen to the "Quitter-In-Chief" for expert commentary.

    March 27, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
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