Back in my days, they used Bayer aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees, and it wasn’t that costly.–Foster Friess
From POLITICAL HOTSHEET at CBS NEWS:
Foster Friess, a major donor to the super PAC backing Rick Santorum, has apologized for a joke about contraception that prompted outrage from women’s groups.
Appearing Friday on “CBS This Morning,” Santorum called Friess’ joke “stupid,” but added that he’s “not responsible” for comments by supporters.
Santorum said the comment does not reflect his record on contraception and said questions about Friess’ comments reflect “gotcha politics that you get from the media.”
In his written apology, Friess’ went on to write that Santourm “publicly stated he would not ban contraception; he has said if he were a member of a state legislature which introduced such a bill, he would vote against it; and he has incurred the wrath of his more conservative friends for voting to fund contraception to fight AIDS in Africa.”
Santorum has been criticized this week for comments suggesting he opposes contraception, including a 2006 statement that he is “not a believer in birth control.”
“I think it’s harmful to women; I think it’s harmful to society,” Santorum said. In a different interview – this one from October – he said contraception is “not okay” and vowed to “get rid of any idea that you have to have abortion coverage or contraceptive coverage.”
According to Federal Election Commission filings, Friess gave the Red, White and Blue Fund, a pro-Santorum super PAC, $331,000 in 2011. The super PAC raised $764,000 overall. Friess’ 2012 support for Santorum is not yet known.
Tweaking a quote by the late, great George Carlin:
Have you noticed that most of the men who are against contraception are men you wouldn’t want to fuck in the first place?