‘Aspirin between the knees’ billionaire bankrolls Dennis Rehberg

Rehberg could buy aspirins for nearly every adult woman in Montana with Foster Friess’ campaign donation

BILLINGS, Mont. – Foster Friess, the eccentric Wall Street billionaire who offended millions by suggesting women put aspirin tablets “between their knees” for contraception, earned a spot as one of Congressman Dennis Rehberg’s top donors this year.

Rehberg’s latest finance report shows Friess donated the maximum $2,500 to Rehberg’s Senate primary campaign on March 26 (here’s a copy of the actual document).

You can buy 500 aspirin tablets for $3.64 at Wal-Mart in Billings. And according to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 377,285 adult women in Montana.

That means for Foster Friess’ $2,500, Dennis Rehberg could buy 343,000 aspirins—enough for 91 percent of all women in Montana.

It would make sense for Rehberg who, as chairman of a House appropriations subcommittee, tried twice last year to zero out funding for Planned Parenthood.

In addition to supporting Rehberg, Foster Friess also bankrolls failed presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s conservative PAC called the Red White and Blue Fund. Friess also criticized Gov. Mitt Romney in another joke that fell flat at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Here’s our math, done in the Billings Wal-Mart: