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. Jan Hetterly

    Do we really care what Palin thinks? Does Palin actually think? Santorum's outburst shows lack of self-control, not strength.....

    March 27, 2012 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  2. Etch-a-Sketch Mitt Is Soo Plastic he Makes Mannequins Looks Real

    Talk about dumbing down Sarah!!!

    Littly weeny Sarah will be a crying chicken if the 'bulls-' remark is used next to her name!

    yea, reload in your negativity indeed bimbo Sarah!!!

    March 27, 2012 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  3. Chris

    Sarah Palin is irrelevant and I am glad to see a reporter hold a politician accountable to what they say and finally how can a politician accuse someone of distorting what they say when everything they say is an distortion.

    March 27, 2012 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  4. Kimster

    Conservative just provide such a target-rich environment for reporters and comedians. I guess they can't help it.

    March 27, 2012 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  5. concerned citizen

    If I am not mistaken, the same reporter got a hot water from the Clinton campaign back in 2008 about his remark. So Palin has no idea about what she is talking about. She seems enjoying making comments that are actually distractive to the country, rather than productive. I really hope ANY media will ignore her. She is so not important to both left and right.

    March 27, 2012 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  6. blindbear

    Wow, maybe that's it. Santorum/Palin 2012. They've got the trailer park vote sewed up.

    March 27, 2012 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  7. realitybites

    You're probably right, Tom. Anywhere but, Alaska unless she is needed to cast a vote for another politician there. I'm still wondering why this is news.

    March 27, 2012 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  8. JT

    Sayeth St. Sarah, Patron Saint of Apropos of Nothing

    March 27, 2012 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  9. Joi Gibson

    Does this woman have nothing better to do? Liberal media my butt. Get a new line lady. What she and the other Republican candidates do not like is being asked questions by someone other than their Fox and Friends. They might actually have to articulate a position rather than the usual Obama is a radical, Muslim, Marxist, communist, dictator, anti-christ, un-American, foreign born; free markets will cure all the nation's economic ills, lower taxes, smaller government, no regulation whatsoever blah, blah, blah.

    March 27, 2012 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  10. David TX

    Attention seeking dumb Palin has dumped Gingrich. now casually endorsing Santorum. once Santo out of the presidential race, palin will endorse Mitt. I blame McCain for introducing this crazy woman to American politics.

    March 27, 2012 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  11. Jane

    Yes, we all know how strong Sarah Palin is!! Four- time loser, quitter, whinner, complainer, drop-outer. Let's all follow you as an example. Uses her looks to get where she wants to go.....the list goes on. Poor thing.

    March 27, 2012 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  12. jb1963

    Could anyone imagine Rick and Sarah in the white house? It would be horrible for the world but great for the comedians.
    We would laugh all the way to extinction.

    March 27, 2012 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  13. Alfuc

    I wonder if Sarah Palin could jump in the race to rescue the Republicans? I still believe she is the only one can beat Obama in November. We hope she changes her mind and put her name in. As you know, she hasn't ruled out that in a recent interview. GO SARAH!

    March 27, 2012 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  14. ddblah

    Yes, attacking other media outlets and support my FoxNews.

    March 27, 2012 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  15. tom c

    shutup sarah and go back to alaska a look at the russian coast.

    March 27, 2012 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  16. Bob

    This did not show strength. This shows how hot headed and unpresidential Santorum really is. He acted like an angry teenager whose parent repeated back to him the unwise words he chose to use. How pathetic.

    March 27, 2012 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  17. 2loose2trek

    I'm not sure who I dislike and distrust more: Sarah or Sanitarium, but as a thinking American voter, I have to side with them on this one. Stupidity in the media is not a Liberal or Conservative thing, just an epidemic. We are supposed to be making decisions on who would be the best suitted for a job and we get tossed so much fluff that the real issues never get covered. I'll prbably get struck by lightning for agreeing with Sarah.

    March 27, 2012 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  18. Weezie

    Sarah Palin needs to just keep quiet and sit on her porch and look at Russia!!!!

    March 27, 2012 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  19. Foreverwar

    She knows what the New York TImes is now?

    March 27, 2012 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  20. whocares

    When will this brainless female get out of our lives? Can’t she just go back to Alaska and get lost in the woods? Oh I forgot they don’t even want her in Alaska.

    March 27, 2012 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  21. Bob

    Ah, the poor little picked on conservatives.... always whing that life ain't fair.... boo hoo hoo hoo

    March 27, 2012 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  22. shawky

    "Don't retreat." Oh, she forgot to add, "Reload."

    March 27, 2012 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  23. Dr Albert

    But, HE Did Say It Sarah !

    March 27, 2012 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  24. Michael in Houston

    This coming from the Nations biggest Queen Idiot of all time

    March 27, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  25. Sirned

    Palin is more comfortabe with folks with sailor mouths.... Read game change.

    March 27, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
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