Santorum Backer on Birth Control: 'Gals' Put Aspirin Between Knees
Foster Friess raises eyebrows with odd recollection
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2012 2:22 PM CST

(Newser) – The billionaire pouring money into a super PAC in support of Rick Santorum went on Andrea Mitchell's MSNBC show today to make the case that Santorum's views on birth control (he's not a fan) were being blown out of proportion, reports USA Today. In the course of doing so, Foster Friess supplied the easy winner for political quote of the day: “You know, back in my days, they used Bayer Aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees, and it wasn’t that costly.”

To which Mitchell responded, "Excuse me, I’m just trying to catch my breath from that, Mr. Friess, frankly. Let’s change the subject.” Click here for more on the interview. At Slate, David Weigel writes that "Friess is single-handedly forcing a rethink of my advice that billionaires should speak up for the candidates they're funding."