Skip to comments.Santorum: Not Responsible for Friess' "Bad Joke" (video)
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.
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Charlie Rose is second only to Chris Matthews in Obama-worshiping.
Now it is considered scandalous that some one should think that way.
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.
He doesn't have to defend himself, he does so because he is weak.
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.
I don’t get the joke. Can someone please enlighten me? Must have been funny before my time.
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.
[ I dont 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..
Ann Landers used that line in the 60’s. It is just a joke.
That is what I was thinking but was not sure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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..
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?