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. Sniffit

    "I like Palin. She is the smartest right winger around."

    That's like bragging about being the sanest committed person in the mental ward.

    March 27, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  2. cajuncocoa

    *yawn* what a surprise.

    I didn't even know Sara Palin is still relevant. Oh wait...she's not.

    March 27, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  3. Wake up people

    But Dave, you seem so intelligent....

    March 27, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  4. Jack in Florida

    How "Presidential" of Rick Santorum to respond to the press in that manner!! Figures that WT Palin would support that kind of language from a "Statesman!!" The GOP are a bunch of losers. We know there are smarter individuals in the GOP, but they have enough smarts to not get involved in such gutter politics!!!

    March 27, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  5. joejeffrey

    Well sure! Nothing makes Palin madder than having to face facts. Santorum said what he did about Romney in the most public venue possible, and then was asked if he stood by it. Oh the temerity of it! How dare he bring up something I said? The dirty commie hippie pinko lefty! Having made an ass of himself, he's mad about being reminded of it. Just like Palin did.

    March 27, 2012 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  6. FLUUUUSHHHHHH...the sound of Obamacare going bye bye

    Hey QUIET everybody!!! Do you hear that gurguling sound?? That's Obamacare being FLUSHED down the tiolet by the USSC!! And here we are wasting time talking about Palin. Thanks for keeping the real important stuff front and center CNN!

    March 27, 2012 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  7. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    The repoteabaggers should step aside for the good of the country

    March 27, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  8. GI Joe

    Different wig, same sagging left one.

    March 27, 2012 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  9. craig

    That's funny! We have two politicians who agree that being asked to defend the statements that made/make in public is somehow unfair. Yeah, that seems reasonable...if you're in the GOP and can't be bothered to deal with the Truth. Hey, Sarah...we're still looking for those Death Panels. Can you help us out?

    March 27, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    Haha...so sad...nothing gets the silly Teatroll types more riled up than a goold ole' fabricated false narrative about "dat guy who dun tole dem hippy libruls wut's wut." Pass the grain alcohol, maw, I feels a revelation a brewin'....

    March 27, 2012 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  11. GI Joe

    FLUUUUUU-- blah blah

    YOU can continue to have high ins. rates to covered the uninsured if you want. Don't force it on us.

    March 27, 2012 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  12. ArtInChicago

    Two Clowns in a pod.

    March 27, 2012 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  13. Pete/Ark

    Two thoughts....if ever there was an expert on Bulls**t it's Palin.....2nd, when Santorum makes a visit to my State in the next few weeks I would probably get arrested if I shout "BULLS**T ! " at him in public.

    March 27, 2012 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    "I didn't even know Sara Palin is still relevant. Oh wait...she's not."

    Use of the word "still" implies that she was, at one point, relevant. I beg to differ with that premise.

    March 27, 2012 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  15. Scott

    "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." Palin said...

    So America is tired of the "leftist media", whatever that means, asking conservatives to explain statements they previously meant?

    Maybe Sarah can give Mr. Santorum some Midol to control himself...

    March 27, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  16. Skegeeace

    Oh please. If someone said, "Bull****" to her, she'd probably cry. Or talk about how immoral they were.

    March 27, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  17. sutton

    Why is the GOP so DUMB?????

    March 27, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  18. Sy2502

    Stay classy, Sarah!

    March 27, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  19. trickbunny

    #1- Is anyone surprised that Sarah Palin is supportive of this? Basically, whatever is the most mind-blowingly infantile, hostile, nasty rhetoric from the mouth of any Republican will get Sarah's endorsement.
    #2- Here's another example of Santorum showing that he does very poorly under pressure and snaps far too easily. So completely unpresidential.
    #3- Could Sarah look any more like a "Stepford wife" in that scary, scary picture above?

    March 27, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  20. poinpounderthe3rd

    She is the Smartest the GOP has right now.

    March 27, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  21. Jacqui

    So much for "Christian conservatism". Is this what Jesus would do?

    March 27, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  22. trickbunny

    Wow, look at that picture. Stepford wife much?

    March 27, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  23. alfred Know

    I am so bored with this person. When is the media going to stop even bothering to quote her? Let me spell it out for you
    guys : I-R-R-E-L-E-V-A-N-T! Definition: `having no bearing on or connection with the subject at issue'. In the case of Ms Palin, ANY issue is applicable.

    March 27, 2012 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  24. Independent

    Palin for president 2012

    March 27, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  25. marto

    Exterminate a republican and win a prize.........

    March 27, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
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