Rick Santorum Invokes Jeremiah Wright, Accuses Media of Double Standard Over Foster Friess Comments

Rick Santorum invokes Rev. Jeremiah Wright and accuses the media of a “double standard” over the fallout from Foster Friess comments about about birth control during an appearance on MSNBC: “This contraceptive thing, my gosh, it’s so inexpensive. You know, back in my days, they used Bayer aspirin for contraception. “The gals put it between their knees, and it wasn’t that costly.” Foster Friess has since apologized for his ill-advised “joke.”

Rick Santorum accused the media of defending President Obama for comments his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, made from the pulpit.

The Hill:  “Santorum was reacting to criticism of comments Thursday by Forster Friess, who made ill-advised remarks about birth control. He said he shouldn’t be held accountable for every comment by one of his supporters, and said the media were playing “gotcha politics.”

“Santorum admitted that “it was a bad joke — it was a stupid joke,” but maintained that it was not “reflective of me or my record on this issue.” Friess is the largest donor to the super-PAC supporting Santorum’s candidacy.”

Well, that comment and his handling in the aftermath could be the kiss of death for his presidential aspirations if he doesn’t get in front of the controversy. Pointing fingers at then-candidate Barack Obama’s handling of the Jeremiah Wright scandal won’t serve him well. In fact, he comes across as pretty petty and childish. Um, Rick Santorum, Jeremiah Wright is so 2008. Come with something else. Just saying….