I guess if you are more-or-less financing a presidential candidate’s Super-PAC, you get to go on TV to speak for the candidate. That’s the only way I can understand how Foster Friess, whose only credential is his checkbook, wound up on MSNBC discussing the issues of the day with Andrea Mitchell. If you haven’t seen what happened in the interview, give it a gander:

It appears Friess was trying to make some sort of short-hand reference to the contraception mandate issue, arguing that it’s so inexpensive it shouldn’t be a matter of insurance coverage (an argument his candidate made at CPAC). That’s easy to say if you’re a billionaire–though again, perhaps nothing is easy to say for Foster Friess.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.