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Stuff That Aspirin in HIS Mouth!

Feb 20, 2012

In a TV interview with Andrea Mitchell, billionaire Foster Friess was asked if Rick Santorum’s views on contraception would hurt him in the general election.

Friess, who is a big Santorum backer, remarked: “... Back in my day, they used Bayer aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.

Andrea Mitchell responded: “Excuse me, I’m just trying to catch my breath from that, Mr. Friess, frankly.”

Santorum was sure wishing for an aspirin to put between Freiss’ lips–in order to keep his mouth shut.

But if Santorum disagrees with Friess’s “bad joke,” let him “distance himself” completely from the rotten anti-women attitudes that lay behind it. For example–banning all contraceptives. Santorum thinks it’s a good idea for states to do that–or to deny women who use contraceptives the right to privacy.

Santorum may be less crass than Friess. But he’s just as misogynous!