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. chechi

    What's her world? Any special cocoon that lets her go out sporadically to puff and huff and retreat until the next oportunity to shine?? Gues that even Rick deserves a little better !

    March 27, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  2. shoes

    Please make this woman go away. She supports anything that is brash, low-class, amd trashy. Can you image if she was the VP or President? Most of her addresses, speeches, and conversations would be a volley of curses, slang, and unintelligent rants. At least Santorum doesn't talk like this all the time. Trailer speak is a first language for Sarah, english is a very distance!

    March 27, 2012 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  3. logan5

    LOL...Oh of course she would praise such a sad, pathetic and immature display by someone running for president no less. She's queen of the whiners and terrified of the media. Pfft...figures

    March 27, 2012 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  4. Jon in Rochester

    Yeh...., that reporter was trying to trick Santorum by repeating something that he actually said just like Katie tricked Sarah with that tough question about what she reads. Give me a break! I think Rick just wanted the opportunity to look tough and say something about the media because it works so well for Newt and Sarah with the Tea Party.

    March 27, 2012 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  5. Seven gartner

    How did the liberal media twist your words Sarah? BTW- what newspapers do you really read? hahahha!

    March 27, 2012 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  6. Riley Tiger

    You have the Pres and VP saying worse things than that when they thought the mic was off. Cause one knows they would never use the language in public. Rick Santorum is a normal person, who is being himself, not what others want him to be. I say YEAH for Mr. Santorum

    March 27, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  7. TPF

    What else would one expect from the B S queen???

    March 27, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  8. ChuckB

    Sarah approving of coarse and crude language; what a surpirse.

    March 27, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  9. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Ah, yes. One Republican exemplar of class and culture praising another. It does my heart good to see the party of Teddy Roosevelt, Taft, Eisenhower, Hoover and Lincoln go down the tubes.

    They have gotten into bed with the lowest common denominator exemplars of ignorance and are now reaping the benefits of it. The Frankenstein monster created by Karl Rove has proven to exceed the limits hoped for by its creator and is now in the process of destroying itself from within.

    March 27, 2012 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  10. Real Patriot

    Crazies-takes one to know one...

    March 27, 2012 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  11. Jerry

    I used to admire and be proud this woman... NO LONGER!!!

    March 27, 2012 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  12. Mike S.

    If anyone knows about BS, it is Sarah Palin.

    March 27, 2012 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  13. JPX

    Gee, what a surprise, the vomit that is Palin supports uncouth behavior? The reality is that Palin hates the press because the press revealed her to be an idiot. Santorum was simply being asked a question about a very specific comment he made. It's ridiculous that he would get angry at the press for asking about his contraversal remark. This is the republican strategy, get angry at people who ask very reasonable questions. What papers are Palin reading today?

    March 27, 2012 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  14. Peter E

    Who cares! She is a loser, a nobody, and a QUITTER! If she wants to talk about the presidential campaign, she should have run herself, instead of making random comments from the back like a coward!

    March 27, 2012 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  15. Jim Bob

    Man, she's still hot! Crazy as a loon, but hot...

    March 27, 2012 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  16. Joe the Plumber

    Ha – Who would Sarah Palin be without the lame-stream media? Who? Sarah Who?

    March 27, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  17. Marie MD

    @kevin, for her had to get married baby on the way son it was the army or jail and your are too clueless to realize that cheney got a new heart because he is super rich and has medical insurance you, and most of us, will NEVER have.
    Henshould have dropped dead years ago!
    @loosey goosey, you like your women artificially enhanced with one ta ta higher than the other. Whatever she bough and she was protruding to the world failed her just like everything else she does.

    March 27, 2012 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  18. Jim Bob

    Hmmm. I don't know, though. In this picture of Palin, it looks as if "they" are starting to sag. Since looks is all she's got going for her, this is a problem. She may need a lift!

    March 27, 2012 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  19. Mark in Omaha

    Stupid is as stupid does. One hypocrite defends the other.

    March 27, 2012 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  20. Junior

    Why does Sarah Palin like Rick Santurum?...... Because he is the only Republican that makes her look smart and saavy!

    March 27, 2012 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  21. steven harnack

    Of course she would. Tells you all you need to know about Republicans.

    March 27, 2012 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  22. Randy, San Francisco

    No compliment considering the source. Palin is one of the reasons political discourse is so heated and toxic.

    March 27, 2012 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  23. Joe

    Who cares what you think, Sarah.

    March 27, 2012 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  24. jag

    Yeah, Rick do what I do, say what I'd say, and if a question becomes too much "don't retreat reload". Yeah, real leadership qualities.

    March 27, 2012 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  25. M-W-T

    What is it with repubs?
    Every time one of them opens he's/her mouths.....santorum comes out.
    I think you've got a little of it on the corner of your mouth, sara

    March 27, 2012 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
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