Santorum Backer Friess: In My Day, ‘Gals’ Used Aspirin for Birth Control - Between Their Knees
This just happened on MSNBC, as Andrea Mitchell interviewed Rick Santorum’s main money man, Foster Friess:
Santorum backer Foster Friess just said this on @MSNBC: In his day, Girls used aspirin for birth control - they put it btwn their knees
— Jonathan Cohn (@CitizenCohn) February 16, 2012
Conservative humor rears its ugly head once again.
TNR’s Jonathan Cohn has the full quote: Financier Behind Santorum SuperPAC: In My Day, Girls Used Aspirin for Birth Control. They Put It Between Their Knees.
“This contraception thing, my gosh, it’s [so] inexpensive. You know, back in my days, they’d use Bayer aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.”
You can’t hold politicians responsible for what their supporters say. But it’s creepy, and offensive, that anybody living in the 21st Century would say that, let alone somebody with huge financial resources and a desire to influence American politics.
I would hope Friess apologizes for the statement — and that, at some point, Santorum makes clear he doesn’t share such sentiments.
There won’t be any apology, of course, and Rick Santorum does share those sentiments.
TMP has the video: