With all the media attention being given to Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, occasional human being and Republican presidential candidate, Michele Bachmann, has found her relevance in today’s tweet-of-the-moment media environment fading ever-so slightly. So, if Mrs. Bachmann wished to remain a viable candidate in the GOP’s presidential insane (or is it inane?) clown posse, she had to match the craziness of frontrunner Rick Perry with her own special brand of hysterics.
Bachmann opened fire on Texas Gov. Rick Perry during last night’s Tea Party Republican debate on the issue of Governor Perry’s compulsory HPV vaccine
“To have innocent little 12-year-old girls be forced to have a government injection through an executive order is just wrong,” Bachmann said. “Little girls who have a negative reaction to this potentially dangerous drug don’t get a Mulligan.”
Governor “good hair” Perry, who exasperated religious conservatives in Texas in 2007 when he became the first governor in the country to order young girls to get a vaccine against a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer, recently distanced himself from the HPV vaccine decision. Especially after facts emerged that Perry was close to one of the lobbyists of the maker of the vaccine.
Ever the science guru, Michele Bachmann recently consulted with her personal group of
talking Jesus bobbleheads experts and her findings were awfully dramatic: the Gardasil vaccine is making girls mentally retarded.
It just so happens that some random lady approached Michele Bachmann immediately following last night’s debate (expert political timing, no?) and explained to Michele that the HPV vaccine made her daughter “suffer mental retardation thereafter.” No grounded medical research can refute the expert testimony of some random woman’s opinion!
In short, it looks like Sarah Palin has some competition in the department of miserably uninformed and terrifyingly unqualified pretty ladies who use special needs children as political props. I think it’s time for Michele to pop another migraine pill.
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