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. hilreal

    Dumb and DUMBER!

    March 27, 2012 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  2. Mike in NJ

    LooseyGoosey: I think the correct term is "Hot Mess".

    March 27, 2012 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  3. Russ

    You know Palin will defend a fellow Republican that gets asked a question he can't answer or would show him flip flopping or in this case lying that he never said it. What would you expect from her, miss I don't know the name of any of the things I read. hahahahahahahahahaha

    March 27, 2012 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  4. Thomas

    This is right up there with the time Charles Barkley claimed he was miss quoted in his autobiography.

    March 27, 2012 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  5. TPF

    Who is this Palin lady and what is her relevance to anything?

    March 27, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  6. onelinerix

    think palin got upset that she wasnt part of the conversation regarding worst republicans in the field. by sunday someone will point out to her that she isnt in the field so to speak

    March 27, 2012 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  7. mrindependent

    Am I hearing this correct, 'One of the most conservative candidates in this country is congratulating another conservative candidate for using expletives against the media' ? Let me look at the dictionary again to see what the word "conservative" means.

    March 27, 2012 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  8. Jack from Illinois

    1) Santorum said it.
    2) The reporter asked about his statements, quoting Santiorum exactly
    3) Santorum gets all frothy at the reporter, in effect denying his own statement
    4) Santorum is ridiculed all up and down the dial for denying reality.
    5) Sarah, in her anti-media fixation, piles in and makes as big a fool of herself as Santorum, or maybe even more so, since he'd already been procen a fool even before she opened those luscious lips on the matter.

    Sarah Palin – late to the fail as usual.

    March 27, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  9. mcp123

    Party of family values..... yeah right...

    March 27, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  10. LouAZ

    Oh, how I have missed half term Gov and beauty pageant first runner-up Snooki Palin in the Repub/TPer Circular Firing Squad. She was by far the best shot. Perhaps Sanctimonious Santorum will name her as Sec of Education in his new theocracy. Halle Julia !

    March 27, 2012 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  11. Cindy

    What else could you expect from a low-life gutter tramp. Thanks again, John McCain.

    March 27, 2012 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  12. TM

    Newsflash for Sarah the QUITTER: getting angry because someone quotes what you say IN CONTEXT is a sign if immaturity NOT strength. But then again, Palin QUIT because she COULDN'T handle the fact that people were holding her to account for her actions as Governor. Maybe she and Rick can schedule a tantrum play-date together.

    March 27, 2012 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  13. rdeleys

    (Yawn) Who cares what Palin thinks, says, or does?

    March 27, 2012 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  14. Curt

    Once again, almost nobody cares what Sarah Palin thinks. Please CNN, stop giving her any media attention and maybe she will just fade away,

    March 27, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  15. Jonathan

    I don't plan on actually reading the article, but I will note that I'm surprised I was able to come to this page and CTRL+F the word "gotcha" and not get any hits.

    March 27, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  16. rdeleys

    (Yawn) Jeez, is she still around? Who cares what Palin thinks, says, or does?

    March 27, 2012 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  17. V in Chicago

    Of course she congratulated him. Those gutter rednecks stick together. If Ricky can't and won't answer questions while out stumping, then get the He!! out of the race. Sorry Ricky, you don't get to call the shots when you are putting yourself and your "visions" out for the world to hear. And that "Offence as Defense" you clowns like to use, looks silly coming from you. It is obvious that you have a very thin line between controlling your emotions and going off. That, my friend, it NOT PRESIDENTIAL! If only worked for Gingrich in the deep south, where the rednecks live. The rest of us don't by the indignation. You said it, now back it up! Or Shut-Up!

    March 27, 2012 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  18. bill

    Keep talking Palin, and Obama will win by a landslide. No, I'm not a Democrat, I am a Republican. If you and Rush Limbaugh continue to represent the Republican Party then I have to think that the Party has been turned over to fools.

    March 27, 2012 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  19. indyreader

    See Sarah. See Sarah detect an opportunity for publicity. See Sarah open her yap. Yap, Sarah, yap!
    *YAWN*

    March 27, 2012 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  20. bppack

    good to see the small town mayor is continuing to speak out on the big issues of the day. shouldn't she be hibernating or something up there in her igloo?

    March 27, 2012 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  21. Logic N LA

    Palin – WHO CARES?

    March 27, 2012 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  22. njp289

    @LooseyGoosey I guess.... In an Alice Cooper sort of way

    March 27, 2012 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  23. Anonymous

    Who cares what Sarah Palin says.

    March 27, 2012 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  24. V in Chicago

    Anything Sarah Palin agrees with, it almost always NOT good for the country! She only commented because she hadn't seen her name in the media lately. Except for the movie "Game Change", which was brilliant. It showed her to be exactly what most thinking Americans thought she was. An egomanical nutcase!

    March 27, 2012 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  25. Jess C

    Yes, either of these whiney cry-babies is under fire, even from a little reporter, they run for their blankies and have a temper tantrum. Now, that's real "leadership"! They can dish it out, but certainly have proven they can't take the heat.

    March 27, 2012 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
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