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. ja

    do we expect anything less from palin, the high road has disappeared in america

    March 27, 2012 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  2. Mr. Moderate

    Ah yes....life in right wing land. If you don't like what you see, hear or read, it's just all part of some vast left wing conspiracy. I guess only right wing media outlets like Fox News get to distort what people say.

    March 27, 2012 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  3. yeahrightttt!

    liberal media twisting conservative's words,"

    Only if Republican starts speaking ENGLISH. and learn COMPREHENSIONS. We just interpret what they are mumbling.

    March 27, 2012 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  4. pkbkr

    Birds of a feather flock together. Sounds like Palin defending Santorum's comments.....another blast at the media just asking a question and getting angry response. Obama-Biden 2012

    March 27, 2012 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  5. Enough of the Hypocrisy

    Sarah, dear: the outburst showed lack of character and an abundance of uncouthness. That you loved the vulgarity further demonstrates that you have no class, are yourself uncouth, and the lack of genuine Christian character. Your true colors are showing.

    March 27, 2012 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  6. asdf

    Yeah Sarah Palin and Rick Santorum are tired of your liberal elite media tricks, trying to twist their words by quoting them directly!

    March 27, 2012 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  7. Jo

    I think she needs to go back to Alaska and Stay there...like Barbara Bush suggested. This woman has no credibility – she already backed a loser,Newt...need we hear anymore from her? Please- the people in Alaska don't respect or listen to her, why should we?

    March 27, 2012 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  8. steve

    the fact that this dimwit palin continues to find an outlet for her ignorance proves her point "anything is possible"

    March 27, 2012 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  9. master flash

    the state of politics has deteriorated to the point where vulgar language is accepted as the norm. the Right is Wrong.

    March 27, 2012 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  10. Yeesh

    Is she nippy?

    March 27, 2012 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  11. ST

    She does not know what she is talking about. If you are asked a question what everyone expects is the answer and not starting bubbling as she did when she was asked what kind of newsmagazines/paper she reads. It was the same to Santorum, instead of answering the question he started attacking the person who asked. Both Sarah and Santorum have no integrity to deal with the existing situation according to that particular time.

    March 27, 2012 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  12. Anonymous

    Wasn't this verbatim?

    March 27, 2012 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  13. Michael

    Using profanity does not show strength. Using profanity shows that you are not articulate enough to argue a point effectively. I am a Republican and I am sick and tired of these candidates making a mockery of this process and our party. How do you think someone using profanity to argue their points will fair against the editor of the Harvard law review? This is not at all respectable. It is simply careless and shameful.

    March 27, 2012 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  14. funny

    Sarah is not aging so well. Fading a little in her looks. Which of course, will be the end of any interest in her, minus the screeching right. Good luck with that.

    March 27, 2012 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  15. bobcat

    "And good on ya." I didn't know Gomer Pyle was married.

    March 27, 2012 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  16. Larry L

    Ironic that she, of all people, would speak about how the "leftist" media treats conservatives. The irrational and dishonest right-wing has an entire news network dedicated to their lies and spin. They'll even give jobs to all of the radicals (like Sarah Palin) when they can't get elected – which seems to be most of the time. This lying opportunist has milked the system dry. She was never remotely prepared to run for VP but beacuse she's attractive and obnoxious, she's made millions off the right-wing fans. Ridiculous!

    March 27, 2012 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  17. timothy

    No more Paris Hilton, no more Rosie O'Fat, no more Britney Spears, no more Sarah Palin!! Stop paying attention to these people who offer nothing but being a woman.

    March 27, 2012 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  18. fatboy14

    To stoop to such a poor choice of words is unpreseidential for Rick Santorum and unpraiseworthy for Sarah Palin. Our young people need role models who can act dignified in difficult situations. The strength of a person's character is forged in the furnace of conflict – impurities will float to the surface and dross must be discarded not embraced. How sad!

    March 27, 2012 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  19. JuanVonDinklus

    If his BS comment would have been made in an honest moment, it would be one thing. He was just looking for an opportunity to show his kahuna's. It was fake and that's the issue I have with him on it. He could have picked a better example to let out his tirade. By the way, you're not supposed to view porn, be gay, or many other things but you can cuss like a sailor. amazing how these people live one thing, say another and dictate to everyone the way they should live.

    March 27, 2012 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  20. d

    These two give people the impression that GOP politicians are the whiniest people in the world, and have incredibly thin skin. What would Santorum do if he won the presidency? The "attacks" he's faced thus far (i.e., being asked about things he said earlier that day, word for word) are nothing compared to what the right says about Obama every single day (and sadly enough, his family as well).

    March 27, 2012 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  21. Aezel

    She then explained that bulls were like cows and cows go mooooooooooooooo, and that she likes turtles.

    March 27, 2012 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  22. Mallory Archer

    Dood

    It's pretty clear that the mainstream media protects Obama.
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    Care to eleborate todd? It isn't that they protect President Obama; it's that he doesn't make make stupid comments and pick fights with the media over those comments, and when he does make an off-handed remark, he doesn't blame the media or go on the attack. however, if you feel that I'm off the mark, provide some examples. In other words, put up or shut up.

    March 27, 2012 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  23. 1twinsfan

    How dare the liberal media use a candidate's exact words?! Such edukated, aleetist snobs, they is.

    March 27, 2012 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  24. Fearless Freep

    Duct tape was invented with Sarah in mind.

    March 27, 2012 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  25. ruhroh

    He said a curse word? He's going to hell.

    March 27, 2012 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
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