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Santorum: Not Responsible for Friess' "Bad Joke" (video)
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57380025/santorum-not-responsible-for-friess-bad-joke/?tag=st ^ | 2-17-2012 | CBS This Morning

Posted on 02/17/2012 9:05:26 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather

(CBS News) Updated at 10:39 a.m. ET

Taking a page from rival Newt Gingrich, Republican presidential hopeful and newly minted front-runner Rick Santorum on Friday slammed the media for asking about a controversial comment one of his supporters made about contraception a day earlier.

"My record stands for itself," Santorum said in an interview on "CBS This Morning" after being asked about Foster Friess' comment on MSNBC Thursday that women should hold a Bayer aspirin between their knees to use as contraception.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bad; friess; joke; santorum
LOL! MUST HEAR this slapdown of the press by Rick Santorum! Santorum tells CBS the media defended Obama regarding Reverand Wright's comments and presented it that Obama sat in that church for 20 years and didn't believe a thing he said! Yet Santorum is having to defend himself about something one of his supporters said. This is great!
1 posted on 02/17/2012 9:05:41 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Charlie Rose is second only to Chris Matthews in Obama-worshiping.


2 posted on 02/17/2012 9:07:29 AM PST by exist
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Mutley
3 posted on 02/17/2012 9:07:57 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("We need to teach the establishment a lesson!" Newt Gingrich CPAC 2-10-2012)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
This was kinda like George HW Bush vs. Dan Rather back in 1988.
4 posted on 02/17/2012 9:10:18 AM PST by exist
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To: sheikdetailfeather
This is a very old joke and the point was that people should take personal responsibility for their actions.

Now it is considered scandalous that some one should think that way.

5 posted on 02/17/2012 9:14:37 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I think it was a pretty good joke, and very much to the point. Much as it horrifies the MSM, abstinence before marriage is the best answer.


6 posted on 02/17/2012 9:21:49 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
"Yet Santorum is having to defend Yet Santorum is having to defend himself"

He doesn't have to defend himself, he does so because he is weak.


7 posted on 02/17/2012 9:25:22 AM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather; All
But, Rick is responsible for "his" comments like the one about women in combat and also when he said that contraception was "bad for America". Geeeesh!!! He'll be lucky to get 10 percent of the women's vote if he is the nominee. Santorum dude is out of touch with the real world. I'm returning to supporting Newt.
HOW IN THE HELL DID WE END UP WITH SUCH LAME CANDIDATES THIS YEAR WHEN OBOZO SHOULD HAVE BEEN EASY PICKINGS FOR DEFEAT? JUST DAMN!!!
8 posted on 02/17/2012 9:28:50 AM PST by no dems (I can't back Santorum anymore. He's so frickin' out of touch with the real world.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The “aspirin between the knees” joke has been around since I was a kid. It’s a foolproof method of contraception. Works every time it’s tried.


9 posted on 02/17/2012 9:35:08 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I don’t get the joke. Can someone please enlighten me? Must have been funny before my time.


10 posted on 02/17/2012 9:35:53 AM PST by trailhkr1
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To: oldbrowser
. . . women should hold a Bayer aspirin between their knees to use as contraception.

Correct. My Daddy told me the same thing when I was a teenager except it was just a plain aspirin, not a Bayer.

He also told me it was my responsiblity to keep the snake in the cage until I was married because when a guy's hormones turn on, his brain turns off.

Back in the day, it was a routine parental responsibility to have these type of father-son and mother-daughter talks when the children came of age. If one spouse wasn't up to the task, they could also be father-daughter or mother-son talks. My wife was too embarassed to talk about it, so I gave the same talk to my girls. That's the way responsible parents raised their kids and, most of the time, it worked.

Those rare times when it didn't, there were various responsible ways of dealing with it which didn't involve tossing the baby in a trash can.

11 posted on 02/17/2012 9:41:04 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: trailhkr1

[ I don’t get the joke. Can someone please enlighten me? Must have been funny before my time. ]

Duuugh... keep your legs closed and you will not get pregnant.. and with men... keep your Johnston behind your zipper..


12 posted on 02/17/2012 9:43:38 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Ann Landers used that line in the 60’s. It is just a joke.


13 posted on 02/17/2012 9:44:20 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: trailhkr1
I don’t get the joke. Can someone please enlighten me?

Can't spread your legs if you are busy holding an aspirin between your knees.
14 posted on 02/17/2012 9:44:35 AM PST by toddly
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To: trailhkr1
I don’t get the joke. Can someone please enlighten me?

Can't spread your legs if you are busy holding an aspirin between your knees.
15 posted on 02/17/2012 9:44:57 AM PST by toddly
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To: hosepipe

That is what I was thinking but was not sure.


16 posted on 02/17/2012 9:45:11 AM PST by trailhkr1
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To: sheikdetailfeather

ALthough, CBS posted the whole interview, the writeup doesn’t reflect the best part of Santorum’s smackdown......when he called the media on covering for obama sitting in Rev. Wright’s church for 20 years.


19 posted on 02/17/2012 9:56:25 AM PST by Girlene
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Dear Vigilanteman: Please rethink your post. As a Christian woman and fellow Freeper who supports Newt, I’m pretty sure you did not mean to refer to me as a whore and feminazi.


20 posted on 02/17/2012 10:00:20 AM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: oldbrowser

This exemplifies the doctrine that any internally-consistent world view has an opposing world view that is exactly contradictory in every particular...and equally internally consistent. The Christian world view holds that premarital sex is sinful, no matter who engages in it nor with whom. The American secularist world view holds that sex is always licit, no matter who engages in it or with whom. The difference couldn’t be put more plainly (not that Andrea Mitchell is in a position to notice).

For people like Andrea Mitchell, what was once bad is now good. Sort of like saying ‘What Were Once Vices are Now Habits’. These people live in a universe precisely opposite to mine (and, I think, yours). Rick answered perfectly, assuming he was too careful to be sarcastic, which would be the easy retort and get him into no end of trouble. He done good.


21 posted on 02/17/2012 10:42:13 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
This just adds to the certain meme the press/left will use against Santorum.

It won't even matter if the characterizations are accurate or true.

Independent women voters will hear ONLY that Santorum wants to take away birth control and is a religious net about it.

22 posted on 02/17/2012 11:17:05 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
Of course not. There are a few women who support Newt because he is a fantastic debater and, once upon a time, was a conservative leader and firebrand. FWIW, I'd be supporting that version of Newt myself if I thought that is what we would get. But I'm sure you aren't one who would vote for ObaMao over Santorum either because of this remark.

My post was only directed at those who think Santorum would be disqualified from getting 90% of women voting for him due to this remark.

A greater number are turned off by Newt because of his serial adultery, even though that is a lesser issue with me.

23 posted on 02/17/2012 11:47:27 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman
->>A greater number are turned off by Newt because of his serial adultery, even though that is a lesser issue with me.

Well, that's a head scratcher for me since the family value voters support Rush Limbaugh who had 4 or 5 failed marriages and was sleeping around with a young CNN anchor, now married to a girl mucher yonger than he...I guess people can forgive when they desire. none of us are perfect...that's for sure...

24 posted on 02/17/2012 12:02:46 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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I tell you, if this guy is the nominee (by stopping Romney), we will lose in a landslide. I just cannot believe people cannot see this. He is so plain. No inspiration, the social conservatives think they have a leader.. What a mess. I am sure Rick and his money man discussed that statement since Rick is so preachy and has his umbrella thinking over our lives to our marriages to babies... Imo..


25 posted on 02/17/2012 12:11:15 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Christie at the beach; Vigilanteman
Well, that's a head scratcher for me since the family value voters support Rush Limbaugh who had 4 or 5 failed marriages and was sleeping around with a young CNN anchor, now married to a girl mucher yonger than he...I guess people can forgive when they desire. none of us are perfect...that's for sure.

Well, good point of comparison (to bring up Rush as a point of comparison to Gingrich)...
...but if you're going to go all out in slander & gossip, at least get your facts straight.

4 or 5 marriages? (C'mon you're already knew when you typed that it wasn't accurate...nobody's married 4 or 5 times)

For the record 4 times...and per Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rush_Limbaugh)...his first wife filed for divorce -- not him...He filed for divorce #3).

But then again, in an adulterous-minded America, we don't know if other-spouse adultery prompted any of the filings.

Wikipedia doesn't mention who filed in divorce #2...since the ex-wife remarried the following year, it gives a clue that she wasn't necessarily a divorce "victim."

Finally, though, while you may want to continuing mentioning Rush as a point of comparison re: Newt...ya might also wanna remember that the character bar can be a bit lower for say, a talk-show radio DJ than...oh, THE leader of the free world. Right?

26 posted on 02/18/2012 8:13:28 PM PST by Colofornian ( BTW, what IS your quota for candidates being able to mention God (theology), after all?)
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