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
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  1. sane

    So asking a candidate to clarify a statement he made verbatim is somehow bullshit and Leftist? I suppose it's a trick question like asking what periodical they read. The Right is absolutely insane.

    March 27, 2012 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  2. Sheeze

    She must be still feeling a bit burned by the media.

    March 27, 2012 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  3. candycane

    Of course Sarah would support such a remark!! I wonder if Jesus thinks using B**###$$t is O>K>?????

    March 27, 2012 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  4. roro

    The reporter quotes Santorum verbatim, and Santorum curses him for twisting his words. There's a mental problem here and Santorum has it. When are these candidates going to stop blaming the press for simply repeating what they've said on tape? Temper, temper!!

    March 27, 2012 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  5. Martin

    Once again, Mrs Palin gets it wrong. She praises Santorum's defense of his comments without addressing what caused the outburst in the first place.

    Do we really want someone who can lose his cool so easily as President?

    March 27, 2012 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  6. Squigman

    What a pile. Every time you open a web-site, here's big mouth, blow eyes trying desparately to stay in the spotlight.

    March 27, 2012 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  7. TPF

    She's like a PTO mom that can't keep her mouth shut. She is a nobody.

    March 27, 2012 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  8. Innkahoots

    Glad to see that she can still milk the leftist media for all its worth..

    March 27, 2012 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  9. rob

    Whoa, do Palin and Santorum pray to Jeebus with that mouth?

    March 27, 2012 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  10. ale biglio

    She's as clueless as Santorum, and that's saying something!!!!

    March 27, 2012 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  11. pacman357

    In related news, Palin announced that she is pregnant once again, and that she and her husband planned to name the child "Bulls**t", thereby discarding the originally-planned name "Wedgie". BTW, Palin must really go nuts several times a day with the "liberal media" (i.e., those who write in complete sentences) since she reads "all of" the newspapers. That must be very tiring.

    March 27, 2012 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  12. Educator 36

    Palin who? the one that cost McCain the election

    March 27, 2012 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  13. Slightly Left of Center

    Every time Sarah and the other idiots say the words 'liberal media', lamestream media', 'gotcha', 'betcha', or their other inane comments, we should all toss a dollar into a fund. We should be able to pay off the national debt in no time!!

    March 27, 2012 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  14. ziegfeldf

    Bashing on the questioner is a lot easier than answering the question.

    Some places they take that concept to extremes and put the questioners in prison.

    March 27, 2012 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  15. arlindsay

    Drama queens love drama queens. I say, less drama, more Obama.

    March 27, 2012 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  16. narutogrey

    I would have congratulated Santorum too if the press really did distort his words. However, he really did say the things the press are claiming, and there's even video proof about sticking with Obama over Romney in a previous speech. It wasn't even taken out of context if you listen to his whole speech.

    March 27, 2012 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  17. CBR

    Sarah Palin has her own set of rules. She uses the social networks to make pronouncements and to further her own causes. As long as she does that she is not bound by the truth,

    I think we can argue and debate without using this language. It does shine a light on our inability to debate and converse with respect.

    March 27, 2012 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  18. Former Republican, now an Independent

    These 4 candidates and Palin know a lot about Bull____. They are loaded with it!

    March 27, 2012 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  19. Milo

    Ladies and Gentleman... Allow me to introduce you to the white, female Al Sharpton.

    March 27, 2012 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  20. arlindsay

    Drama queens love drama queens. Where's the news in that? I say, less drama, more Obama!

    March 27, 2012 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  21. chrisnot

    Sarah has really hated the media since Katy Couric, during an interview, asked Sarah one of those "gotcha questions. The "gotcha" question was, "What do you like to read?"

    March 27, 2012 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  22. Wiley in CA

    I'm sorry ..... Sarah who?

    March 27, 2012 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  23. CW

    Let me get this straight... you say something... someone repeats it word-for-word – asking if you really meant it, and you get angry at them?

    And then people actually step forward to applaud your actions (including your use of profanity).

    I thought this sort of stuff only happened in movies.

    God help this country.

    March 27, 2012 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  24. Mark

    These stupid people who get into politics and then get upset when the press does what the press does. Palin lived with a foot in her mouth the whole time she was on the national stage because she seemed to think she was above doing the work to know what's going on in the world and for imformed opinions. Saruman is just a hypocrite who seems to pick and choose the parts of his religion that are useful at the moment and ignore those that are inconvenient. Both of them think the world should bend to suit them and complain when that doesn't happen. A truly unhappy place to live.

    March 27, 2012 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  25. Patrish

    Of course she did. It's always someone else fault when comes to her. She made her money, now I wish she would go away.

    March 27, 2012 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
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