“While remaining neutral, the CMA told him they were not opposed to his mandate, as long it included an easy opt-out for parents — which it did.”
No, it did not. The opt-out required parents to be opposed to ALL vaccinations, not to object to this one as unneeded for their children.
“Perry has since stated that issuing the order was a mistake — and when the Texas legislature eventually overturned it, he gave his signature of approval.”
Another dishonest statement. The facts:
“In an emotional speech to reporters Tuesday, during which the governor surrounded himself with women whose lives have been affected by the cancer-causing infection, Perry laid blame for future cervical cancer deaths at the feet of lawmakers who supported the bill.
Perry thanked the minority of legislators who voted against the bill and said, “No lost lives will occupy the confines of their conscience, sacrificed on the altar of political expediency.”...
...Tuesday was the last day for the governor to sign or veto the HPV bill, which would prevent vaccination against HPV from becoming a requirement for school entry until at least 2011. As he has done neither, the bill goes into law.
Perry said he decided not to prolong the debate because the Legislature had enough time and enough votes to override a veto.”
He did not approve the repeal, nor did he sign it. He used the veto-proof override to attack the GOP, saying they “sacrificed [women’s lives] on the altar of political expediency”.
Perry may win the nomination, but lying about what he did is inappropriate. I don’t expect any candidate to agree with me 100% of the time, or even 90% - but I do NOT like LIARS.