Who would’ve thought that a man that has depended upon fundy wingnuts to get elected would go behind their back and issue an executive order requiring a vaccination that they (the wingnuts) consider to be liquifide slutiness?
[link] Acting on an issue that is stirring controversy in the Legislature, Gov. Rick Perry on Friday made Texas the first state to require girls to get a new vaccine for a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer.
The executive order, which would apply to all girls entering sixth grade next year, prompted surprise and relief from one lawmaker who didn’t think her bill requiring the same would have passed. But it so angered many social conservatives who have consistently backed Perry that they suggested money and political ties to the vaccine’s manufacturer were behind the decision.
Perry’s office insisted that protecting girls ages 11 and 12 against the human papilloma virus was a public health issue, not politics.
“Requiring young girls to get vaccinated before they come into contact with HPV is responsible health and fiscal policy that has the potential to significantly reduce cases of cervical cancer and mitigate future medical costs,” Perry said in a press release.
Leading ‘conservatives’ are saying it’s all about the money and that’s probably not out of line, but it is amusing to see the general population benefit from government corruption for once.