Rick Santorum Distances Self From Hilarious 'Gals Should Keep Their Legs Closed' Jokester

Rick Santorum grimaced his way through another weird interview this morning. This time, though, he's not being questioned over something nutty he said, but rather something nutty one of the guys who is paying for his Presidential run said.

For those of you following along at home, yesterday, cranky old coot Foster Friess had an epic hateful conservative caricature moment on live TV. During an interview with Andrea Mitchell, he suggested that the debate about birth control was silly because birth control is cheap. Why, back in his day (the imaginary 1950's), gals who didn't want to get pregnant simply kept their legs closed. Problem solved!

This morning in an interview on CBS's This Morning, the Presidential candidate defended his record on birth control, pointing out that he actually voted in favor of Title X, which dedicated federal funding to birth control and that he can't control what his supporters say. He described the faux pas as an "off color, bad joke."

Santorum shouldn't be defensive; he should be relieved. We've finally found someone with views so offensive they make him appear reasonable by comparison.

Rick Santorum Disavows Foster Friess comments [Politico]