Meet Foster Friess, the sugar daddy behind Rick Santorum's Super PAC, interviewed a short time ago by Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC:
This contraceptive thing, my gosh, it's so inexpensive. Back in my days, they used Bayer aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn't that costly.Mitchell was understandably shocked by Friess' remarks, and temporarily moved on to other topics, but she circled back to ask Friess about Santorum's statements against birth control. Friess answered:
I didn't realize he said he's against contraceptives ... has he made that statement?Well, actually, yes he has. Check out this video (at the 17:55 mark, which is where the link should take you). Santorum not only says contraception is "not okay" because it lets men and women have sex for pleasure, but he says he'll talk about his opposition to contraception as president.
Informed of this by Andrea Mitchell, the best Friess could do was stick his head in the sand:
Well, who cares. Why's this going to have anything to do with what happens to our country going forward? [...] Do you honestly think the if Senator Santorum becomes president that we're going to get rid of contraceptives?On that last point, Friess is right. We're never going to get rid of contraceptives. Nor should we. But if Rick Santorum ever did become president, there's no question about the fact that he'd try.