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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!