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. 18E

    Now that Newt is about to fold his tent, the GOP candidate that Palin backed, is now accepting speaking and quests fees from FOX news to jump the coat tails of Santorum

    March 28, 2012 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
  2. Casual Observer

    Just when I thought it was safe to open my browser, BAM, there it is, the P word!

    March 28, 2012 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
  3. Guitar

    PLEASE – Someone make this woman go away! Why, Why, Why does even one person in this country listen to her??? Doesn't anyone remember – SHE QUIT!!!!! Is this the best we have to offer as an example of what we want to be as a nation? We are better than this people, we need to stop making celebrities out of those who really offer us nothing but vitriol and incompetence! Demand More!

    March 28, 2012 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  4. T in Dallas

    Let me see now, the evangelical proves his point by turning potty mouth and gets Sara's approval. Is this the new slogan for the GOP (God's Own Party)?

    March 28, 2012 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  5. Reddog9500

    It's hard to put words in Santorum's mouth when his foot is constantly in the way.

    March 28, 2012 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  6. Pat F.

    I agree. It is time for all conservatives to speak out,the media in the US is totally one sided. This is not healthy for our country.

    March 28, 2012 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  7. rika33

    The media is full of clowns and this one got called out (rightfully). The clown's are so egotistical enough to believe their attack on Santorum won't be recognized for what it is – sending a message not to talk back to them. The clown should be fired.

    March 28, 2012 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  8. DaveinPA

    She praises Santorum losing his temper??? Not very presidential.

    March 28, 2012 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  9. Phil Closter

    Just shows how rude and crude this woman is. If I were in her family, I would change my last name. I was in the UK over the weekend and her name there brings laughs, she is a fool was the common expression. When people found out I was from the States, they said.."oh you are from where that nutjob Palin is from?" She is a laughing stock from Boston to Bakersfield, Peoria to Phoenix and Europe too. She would not be the face of America that we want...she is just too full of herself and has nothing to offer...shame on her for opening her mouth! She should have taken her loss like a lady and just moved on...but she didn't, she got sucked in by that limelight and for the few who think she is worth it, continues to smear her ideas on the world...what a loser.

    March 28, 2012 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  10. lexgreen

    Someone in this year's GOP primaries accusing someone else of "bulls-" is difficult to fathom. The candidates have, collectively, made "bulls-" their daily staple. I suppose it makes them experts in recognizing it . . .

    March 28, 2012 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  11. Dominican mama 4 Obama (the real one)

    33 pages worth of Sarah Palin posts.I guess Sarah is America's favorite laxative. As soon as you read anything about her you feel like you have to unload.
    Meanwhile....3 pages worth of the Russian President calling Mittens Romney an idiot......

    March 28, 2012 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  12. CRB

    O well...so much for Mr. Christian Guy! Guess he's just like everybody else.

    March 28, 2012 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  13. Alex

    When did left and right become religions in the US is what I want to know. Replace the words "leftist media" with "Jewish media" (or pick any other ethnic term) and see how far that would get you in 2012. But the media has become a scapegoat. I'm waiting for one of these jokers to play the "leftist media" cards only to find the target is a registered Republican.

    March 28, 2012 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  14. Wes

    As one of the great philosophers of the 1960's once said, "If brains was lard, 'she' couldn't grease a very big pan.." QED.

    March 28, 2012 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  15. joco

    God I love her, she's awesome!!!

    March 28, 2012 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  16. midloo

    Has the political world always been this silly? I don't want to bemoan the loss of something that never existed, but this has gone beyond ridiculous. We're going to praise a man for his snide response to a reporter? I've seen the clips. The NY Times reporter REPEATED EXACTLY what Santorum said in his speech and asked him if he truly felt that way. Why do Republicans play such games?

    March 28, 2012 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  17. christina knight

    This is just another example of Santorum lacking self control and lacking the dignity and stability needed to be a good leader. If he can not control himself when dealing with the press , how is he going to maintain control when dealing with some of the world leaders he finds distasteful. Diplomacy and tact are valuable assets in a leader, and appears that santorum is unfamiliar with both.

    March 28, 2012 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  18. Yatch

    Of course she would, this is just some of the "the family values" we keep hearing. Santorum is just one step away
    from being led off an aircraft in cuffs. This guy is so wired he is ready to to implode.

    March 28, 2012 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  19. mannycl

    To those who say why we should listen to this woman, please, notice this is a free country. We listen to whatever we want to even the trashy liberal media.

    March 28, 2012 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  20. George

    If you don't know the answer or can't handle the heat, just blame the media. It's the Republican way.

    March 28, 2012 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  21. Common Sense

    Not unexpected from Mrs. Palin.

    March 28, 2012 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  22. Yatch

    of course this is a liberal media in this country when you ask such a terrible question such as " can you elaborate"
    doesn"t get much worse than this in politics.

    March 28, 2012 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  23. Lucky18

    She praises it, because it's one of the only things she understands!

    March 28, 2012 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  24. George

    Another example of Republicans celebrating their ignorance.

    March 28, 2012 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  25. mfx3

    I call bull$h!+ on anything Sarah Palin says. Check and mate.

    March 28, 2012 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
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