Santorum: I'm a Real GOPer for Cursing Out NYT Journo
...or so goes candidate's defense of his use of the word 'bulls---'
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2012 2:13 PM CDT

(Newser) – It looks like there's no need for Jeff Zeleny to wait by the phone for Rick Santorum's apology—the New York Times reporter definitely isn't getting one. Sure, Santorum used the word "bulls--" last night, but the candidate today explained on Fox & Friends that, "If you haven’t cursed out a New York Times reporter during the course of a campaign, you’re not really a real Republican. ... We're out there slugging away ... and we're mixing it up."

Zeleny was issuing comments of his own today, to CBS' Charlie Rose. According to Zeleny, Santorum said what he said because he was playing up to the cameras. Zeleny was "simply asking for clarification. What he’s trying to do is trying to do is make his case to Republican voters here. And it’s a very common tactic for Republican presidential candidates, or even Democratic presidential candidates, to try to use the media as a foil. He clearly knew the cameras were rolling here."
 

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