Santorum: Aspirin? We don’t need no stinkin’ aspirin

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during a Economic Club of Detroit luncheon in Detroit, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum is distancing himself from a high-profile supporter’s comments about contraception.

The main donor behind Santorum’s “super PAC,” Foster Friess (freeze), said on MSNBC on Thursday that aspirin used to be an acceptable method for contraception. Friess said that “gals,” in his words, “put it between their knees, and it wasn’t that costly.” He followed the comment with laughter.

Santorum, a devout Catholic, has said he opposes contraception. But he’s calling Friess’ comment a “stupid joke.” And he says he’s not responsible for everything his supporters say.

Speaking to reporters after a speech in Michigan, Santorum says the comment by Friess was “in bad taste.”

Santorum later told Fox News that he considers Friess “a good man” and “a great philanthropist.”

© 2012 The Associated Press

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3 Responses to "Santorum: Aspirin? We don’t need no stinkin’ aspirin"

  1. Almandine  February 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    100% effective…

  2. Sandy Price  February 18, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Senator Santorum just stated that in America, Protestants have fallen very short in their work for Jesus Christ. He really believes that Catholics are the people who belong in our government. He has the House behind him but I fear he might be gaining numbers from the voters.

    I stated years ago that Americans want to be told what not to do and they found their leader in Santorum.

    Since the day the Supreme Court declared “W” President I have had a hard time exhaling in fear there would be no more air.

  3. Sandy Price  February 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    I think some serious action should be taken with respect to this birth control argument. In the past when any natural zoo or even zoos under the conbtrol of strong animal lovers, there comes a time when the men must be castrated. We do it to the boys from the pound. These men could still be loving family members just not able to breed. We could even do this before their voices change and our soprano voices could have some competition.

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