Politics

Santorum Financier Foster Friess Says 'Gals' Don't Need Contraception

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Foster Friess, the billionaire funding GOP candidate Rick Santorum's Super PAC, recently told Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC that all the discord over former Senator Santorum's personal views on contraception was "overblown."

During the course of the interview, Friess referred disparagingly to women as "gals," adding that he remembers a time when women would rub aspirin between their knees as birth control.

The exact quote from the interview went as follows: "This contraception thing, my gosh it's so inexpensive. Back in my day they used Bayer aspirin for contraceptives. Gals put it between their knees and it wasn't that costly."

Friess' obvious implication was that women who don't want to become pregnant shouldn't be having sex in the first place.

Andrea Mitchell, usually cool under pressure, seemed taken aback by the billionaire's remarks. She actually paused the interview, saying, "Excuse me, I'm just trying to catch my breath from that."

While in the midst of his failed bid to retain his Pennsylvania Senate seat, Santorum told reporters that Contraception was "not okay because it encourages people to behave in a sexual way that runs counter to the way things are supposed to be." Political observers assume that Senator Santorum's position on contraception will likely become a challenge for the candidate once his record receives true, front-runner scrutiny.