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February 16, 2012

Rick Santorum supporter has a novel suggestion for birth control: aspirin

A major Rick Santorum supporter today raised eyebrows today by suggesting women could use aspirin as a contraceptive.

Foster Friess, a Wyoming multi-millionaire who is bankrolling a super PAC to run ads for Santorum, told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell -- with a smile on his face -- that "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 at a loss for words and suggested changing the subject. She had asked Friess whether he agreed with Santorum's stance on social issues, including women in combat and contraceptives -- he is personally opposed to them. Friess suggested there are weightier issues than contraceptives that should be dealt with.

"Here we have millions of our fellow Americans unemployed," he said. "We have jihadist camps being set up in central – in Latin America, which Rick has been warning about, and people seem to be so preoccupied with sex. I think it says something about our culture. We maybe need a massive therapy session so we can concentrate on what the real issues are."

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Jeff Sherry

Better yet, the aspirin should be shoved into Mr. Friess urethra every two hours.

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