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  • Gardasil and the GOP

    09/13/2011 2:48:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 188 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | September 13, 2011 | Henry I. Miller
    More than an hour into last night’s debate, Rep. Michele Bachmann attacked Gov. Rick Perry on the HPV vaccination controversy — or more accurately pseudo-controversy. It stems from an executive order issued by Perry in 2007 that required all Texas girls to receive Gardasil, a vaccine against the most common strains of human papilloma virus, before entering the sixth grade. However, Texas lawmakers blocked that mandate. Some critics argued that the vaccine was too new to have been confirmed safe, while others said that Perry’s order would preempt parental rights or give girls a false sense of security, possibly causing...
  • The right and wrong way to talk about Gardasil; Update: A really, really stupid attack on Palin

    09/13/2011 2:33:50 PM PDT · by rintense · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 09/13/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Its a freakingly obvious night and day difference Perrys MANDATE on families and the MANDATE on insurers going over the heads of the state legislature versus the Palin administrations decision to accept federal subsidies to increase access to those who choose to take it. (Note: Gardasil is not and never has been mandated in the state of Alaska.) Preston also objects to indirect costs imposed by the Palin administrations program on taxpayers outside the state. Newsflash: The Perry executive order would have ordered Texas health officials to use federal Medicaid funding to cover the vaccine for young women ...
  • Perry understates Mercks campaign donations around HPV vaccine order

    09/13/2011 1:32:15 PM PDT · by TLI · 51 replies
    The Washington Independant ^ | 09.13.11 | Mary Tuma
    During Monday nights CNN/Tea Party GOP debate, Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann took aim at Gov. Rick Perrys 2007 executive order requiring middle school girls to be vaccinated against the human papilloma virus (HPV), the most frequent sexually transmitted disease and a leading cause of cervical cancer. Bachmann called out Perrys financial ties to Merck & Co., the manufacturer of the vaccine, Gardasil a group, she said, that stood to gain from the order. Bachmann insinuated the governors decision may have been swayed by the companys donations to his campaign. We cannot forget that in the midst of this...
  • Michele Bachmann: Accidental Kamikaze

    09/13/2011 12:51:57 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 133 replies
    RedState ^ | September 13, 2011 | streiff
    Ive been leaning towards Rick Perry for a few weeks with Michele Bachmann as my second choice if he implodes. My first preference didnt change last night but my second place choice did. Last night Michele Bachmann lost my support. She not only lost it for consideration as a presidential nominee, she lost it period. Full stop. In my view she beclowned herself beyond redemption and the sooner she disappears from the national stage the better. For reasons that seem to have more to do with being behind Ron Paul in the polls and trying to scab some of the...
  • Palin takes aim at GOP presidential candidates

    09/13/2011 7:41:38 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 399 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2011 | Josh Lederman
    Palin even went as far as to lend her voice to the charge leveled by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) during the debate against Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R): That he allowed a law to go though requiring HPV vaccinations for adolescent girls because of a $5,000 campaign donation and his relationship with his former chief of staff, who went on to lobby for a pharmaceutical company. "I knew there was something to it," Palin said of learning while she was Alaska's governor that her Texas counterpart had given the go-ahead to the vaccine. "Now we're finding that now, yea, something...
  • The right and wrong way to talk about Gardasil; Update: A really, really stupid attack on Palin

    09/13/2011 12:27:11 PM PDT · by Anamnesis · 110 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 9/13/11 | Michelle Malkin
    The right and wrong way to talk about Gardasil; Update: A really, really stupid attack on Palin Tweet By Michelle Malkin  •  September 13, 2011 11:42 AM A month ago, I was “fringe” for spotlighting Rick Perry’s Gardasil problem. As I said then, it’s not just a “single-issue,” one-off problem. It’s about his instincts, judgment, non-apology apology, and ethics.For everyone still catching up, here’s my column from a month ago.Now, Gardasil is the search word of the day. And there’s a new development.After successfully highlighting Perry’s troubling abuse of executive power during last night’s debate, Michele Bachmann risks blowing it with some...
  • Opposing HPV Vaccine "Unethical" - M.D. Anderson Cancer Center President

    09/13/2011 11:03:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 216 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | September 13, 2011 | Reeve Hamilton
    Gov. Rick Perry's 2007 attempt to require that girls in Texas be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, commonly known as HPV, has become a political hot potato. But Dr. Ronald DePinho, the new president of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, says the vaccine is not just sound but "one of the great scientific advances in the history of medicine." In last night's GOP presidential debate, Perry faced repeated criticism from other candidates for his HPV push. Michele Bachmann said it was flat out wrong to require that innocent little 12-year-old girls be forced to have a government injection through...
  • The right and wrong way to talk about Gardasil

    09/13/2011 10:11:03 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 106 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 9/13/2011 | Michelle Malkin
    A month ago, I was fringe for spotlighting Rick Perrys Gardasil problem. As I said then, its not just a single-issue, one-off problem. Its about his instincts, judgment, non-apology apology, and ethics. For everyone still catching up, heres my column from a month ago. Now, Gardasil is the search word of the day. And theres a new development. After successfully highlighting Perrys troubling abuse of executive power during last nights debate, Michele Bachmann risks blowing it with some factually inaccurate assertions. Shes RIGHT on the principles, wrong on some of the details. She needs to stay on message and stick...
  • Negative Reactions to Gardasil

    09/13/2011 9:58:04 AM PDT · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Negative Reactions to Gardasil I think it would be interesting to see if anyone knows someone who had a negative outcome from this vaccine. I dont think the gov or the drug company would necessarily do everything to get this info out there. I have a 22 year old neighbor girl who was healthy as a horse who within 2 weeks of this vaccination has basically been a quad for the last several years. Anyone else know anyone who has had a negative reaction to this?
  • Vanity: Opting out of Vaccinations: Texas vs Alaska (Current as of 2009: Easier in Texas)

    09/12/2011 10:50:27 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 35 replies
    In Texas: "An affidavit signed by the applicant or, if a minor, by the applicant's parent or guardian stating that the applicant declines immunization for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. A form must be obtained at the Health Department." In Alaska:"Statement by M.D., D.O., P.A, or advanced nurse practitioner stating that immunizations would be injurious to the health of the child or members of the child's family or household OR "Affidavit affirming immunization conflicts with "tenets and practices of the church or religious denomination of which the applicant is a member"
  • Greta Interview with Palin and Bachman: Disgusting innuendo about Perry

    09/12/2011 7:40:37 PM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 270 replies
    Self | Self
    I saw the GOP debate and the Greta interview with Palin and Bachman. I am absolutely against Perry's mandate of the Gardasil vaccine. On policy grounds. Period. But, to see the two ladies pile on with corruption charges against Perry was truly disgusting. If they have any proof that Perry mandated the vaccine to profit Merck, I am the first one who wants it. And, if proof emerges that he did so, I will be the first one to revoke my support for him. It happens in the industry all the time. Acquaintances get you an audience. So, in this...
  • Levin Says Rick Perry "Up there with (Candidates) Acceptable to Me," After Perry Call

    09/03/2011 4:04:09 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 129 replies
    Radio Show ^ | Yesterday | Mark Levin
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry called in to Mark Levin's radio show and the two had a wide-ranging conversation. Levin ended by saying, while he is not endorsing anyone yet for the GOP Nomination, Perry is "up there with candidates acceptable to me."
  • Steve Forbes: I'm Leaning Toward Perry Endorsement

    09/01/2011 9:26:08 PM PDT · by Clairity · 90 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Aug. 31, 2011 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
    Forbes magazine editor Steve Forbes says he "very impressed" with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and is leaning toward endorsing him for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. "Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, is now the front-runner. He's had a good record even though liberals are now trying to trash it, along with perhaps some of his GOP opponents," Forbes, a two-time presidential candidate, tells Newsmax. "He did some very good things in reforming their personal injury liability system, very very positive reforms. He encouraged energy production instead of states like California that discourage it, and refused to put in a...
  • AB 499 Passes CA Senate Permits Consent for STD Vaccinations by 12 year olds

    09/01/2011 9:31:17 PM PDT · by Fred · 25 replies
    Catholics for the Common Good ^ | 090111 | Catholics for the Common Good
    SACRAMENTO, CA, September 1, 2011--AB 499, the bill that permits 12 year old children to give consent without their parents' knowledge for vaccines or other medication to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, passed the CA Senate yesterday on a 22-17 vote. The Governor could take action on the bill any time between September 9 and October 9. Ask the governor to veto AB 499. (See how senators voted) This bill is one of the most egregious violations of parental rights, next to the right to provide abortions for minors without parent knowledge. If it passes, parents will have no right to...
  • Rick Perry loves big government and other true political stories

    09/01/2011 9:06:58 PM PDT · by Tempest · 191 replies
    WSJ Marketwatch ^ | Cody Willard
    I spoke to a group of politically active, so-called conservatives last week at a hotel here in my New Mexico hometown. One of the topics that kept coming up was whether I despised Texas Gov. Rick Perry as much as I despised most other candidates that the Republican/Democrat regime is trying to force me to pick from in the next election. Lets think through some deep thoughts and do fact-checking on Perry and the entire Left/Right paradigm as most people seem to see it right now: You can spend about five minutes on the governors official website confirming that Rick...
  • Vaccine Cleared Again as Autism Culprit

    08/27/2011 2:07:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 74 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 25, 2011 | GARDINER HARRIS
    Yet another panel of scientists has found no evidence that a popular vaccine causes autism. But despite the scientists’ best efforts, their report is unlikely to have any impact on the frustrating debate about the safety of these crucial medicines. “The M.M.R. vaccine doesn’t cause autism, and the evidence is overwhelming that it doesn’t,” Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton, the chairwoman ... --snip-- The panel did conclude, however, that there are risks to getting the chickenpox vaccine that can arise years after vaccination. People who have had the vaccine can develop pneumonia, meningitis or hepatitis years later if the virus used...
  • Why CMA supported Perry's HPV vaccination order

    08/26/2011 10:46:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies · 1+ views
    One News Now ^ | August 26, 2011 | Bill Bumpas
    GOP presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry is taking a lot of heat from some conservatives for issuing an executive order in 2007 that required middle-school-age girls to be vaccinated for HPV -- a sexually transmitted disease that is a main cause for cervical cancer. Dr. David Stevens, CEO of the Christian Medical Association (CMA), says his group sent a letter to Governor Perry at the time. 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. "In most states, and Texas...
  • Have You Been Screwed by Rick Perry?

    08/25/2011 2:19:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 156 replies
    The Austin Chronicle ^ | August 26, 2011 | Michael King, Point Austin
    I'm sure most of you have been checking your old date books to determine whether you've ever had sex with Rick Perry. Of course, you might not remember, since Perry's talents as a paramour likely mirror his narcissistic approach to public policy. That sort of foolishness is brought to you courtesy of Robert Morrow, the Austinite who garnered national coverage last week with his full-page Chronicle ad requesting leads on the new presidential candidate's sex life. For the record, Morrow placed his ad (and alerted other publications) on his own; this news desk read it when our readers did. Morrow's...
  • Poll shows Gov. Perry tied for the GOP lead in N.C.

    08/22/2011 10:29:19 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 35 replies
    North Carolina News Network ^ | August 22, 2011 | Josh Zach/David Horn
    (RALEIGH) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been in the Presidential race for barely more than a week, but Tom Jensen with Public Policy Polling said a recent round of polling in North Carolina and Colorado already ranks Perry close to deserving front runner status. "We're already finding Perry tied for the lead in both North Carolina and Colorado and these polls were conducted before he even officially entered the race," said Jensen. In North Carolina Perry is in a three way tie with Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin. Each getting 17-percent. Perry also led a poll conducted in Virginia...
  • Perry's health policy perspective

    08/20/2011 3:08:58 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 18, 2011 | Benjamin Domenech, research fellow at The Heartland Institute
    With Texas Gov. Rick Perrys entry into the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, its worth taking a look at his views on health care, which remains one of the most critical domestic policy challenges facing the nation, and one where the next president will have a game-changing impact on the nations future. Perrys actions have made his position clear. He has consistently opposed President Barack Obamas health care law, has joined the state lawsuit against the individual mandate, declined to participate in the new federal high-risk pools, and made public his refusal to create a state-level health insurance exchange mandated by...