It's election season. Bring on the poor decision making, eyebrow-raising comments and "figurative statements" about President Obama and violence. Foster Friess, the multimillionaire who bankrolled a large portion of Rick Santorum's failed presidential bid, this week decided that the best way to make a clever statement about the president's use of teleprompters would be to reference deadly weapons.
From ABC News:
“There’s a lot of things that haven’t been hammered at because Rick and Mitt have been kind of going at each other,” Friess told Fox Business News’ Lou Dobbs on Wednesday. “Now that they’ve kind of trained their barrels on President Obama I’m afraid his, I hope his teleprompters are bulletproof.”
“I mean that figuratively,” Friess added after a short moment of total silence.
As soon as the words were out of his mouth, Friess seemed to realize his mistake.
“I’m sorry. I probably shouldn’t have said that,” the wealthy Santorum donor said, chuckling with what appeared to be embarrassment.
“No, you should not have said it,” Dobbs immediately responded before clarifying his guest’s comments. “We understand it’s a metaphor.”
This is the same guy who suggested that women put aspirin between their knees instead of using contraception. If people actually continue to put him on TV, we can't wait to hear what he comes up with next. Maybe he should get ahead of the game and just issue a few apologies in advance?
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