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Rick Perry took an absolute beating last night over his decision to require Merck's HPV vaccine for Texas schoolgirls, not just during the debate from Michele Bachmann, but also afterwards from Fox's Sarah Palin and Greta van Susteren.

Palin was particularly harsh, invoking her experience as a half-term governor (she decided not to require the HPV vaccine) to make the case that Perry's decision was "evidence of some crony capitalism" at work.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN: There was the whole question about the vaccine in Texas and Governor Perry signing an executive order so that 11 and 12-year-olds would have this vaccine. You could opt out, but you were automatically in. And there was some context — or some discussion about they preferred that you — you know, you opt in, rather than you opt out. I’ll tell you what stunned me in the discussion is that she said — and I’m going to get more information from her later when she’s on — she said that the reason that Governor Perry said it, or she suggested it strongly, was because of a campaign contribution, that someone in his office or a prior employee went to work for the drug manufacturer. And I thought — I mean, that’s the same sort of thing that really makes Americans mad, the cronyism or the suggestion that things — you know, that it isn’t a level playing field out there. And I’m going to ask her about because that’s a serious charge to level against Governor Perry. But that — I was — I was very surprised by that.

SARAH PALIN: Well, someone? That someone, as Michele Bachmann pointed out, was Governor Perry’s former chief of staff, who then went to work for a drug company who made the drug that would be required of the Texan government to mandate that, that our young daughters would have to be inoculated against potential disease from the company that his former chief of staff was lobbying for. That’s crony capitalism. […] Fighting the crony capitalism is a tough thing to do within your own party. You have to go up against the big guns. And they will try to destroy you. […] Michele Bachmann tried to make that point tonight. And watch, she’s going to get — potentially, she’s going to get crucified by some in the party who say, Don’t, you know, don’t’ violate Reagan’s 11th Commandment and don’t call somebody out in your own party on something like that. Well, no, we have to call one another out on things that have led to the crony capitalism. […] I was governor of Alaska at the time that that issue came down, and I told our health and human services department Alaska was not going to mandate immunizations for our teenage daughters. And there had to have been something to that whole issue because it just didn’t sound like Governor Perry. Governor Perry was, you know, the proverbial anti-government type of maverick there in Texas, and yet on this issue, he decided that he was going to know better than a parent was going to know in terms of what the health care or health benefit would be for their teenage daughters. So I knew there was something to it. […] I knew even at that time something was up with that issue, and now we’re finding that, yes, something was up with that issue. And it was a — it was kind of an illustration or a big of evidence of some crony capitalism.

Beyond the particulars of this issue, the thing that struck me about both van Susteren and Palin is that their criticism of Perry went straight to the core of his character. It's not that they wouldn't support him if he won the nomination, but it's pretty clear that along with much of the rest of the folks at Fox, they do not want to see Perry as the GOP nominee.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 06:18 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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  •  I can't work out if Palin (2+ / 0-)
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    hayden, Debby

    is trying to make each one in turn love her, or each one in turn hate her!

    I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
    but I fear we will remain Democrats.

    by twigg on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 06:26:22 AM PDT

  •  Ho. Lee. Shit. (12+ / 0-)

    Her response was perhaps the longest run-on sentence I've ever seen.

    TEABAGGER: Totally Enraged About Blacks And Gays Getting Equal Rights

    by yg17 on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 06:26:40 AM PDT

  •  Perry is doing worse than I expected (4+ / 0-)

    I thought he was going to jump even further ahead in the debates but he's probably going to take a dip after the last two debates.

    Overall I'd say that Romney has the highest chance to defeat Obama of the declared candidates but I have my doubts that he will be the winner of the primary as the Republican base is fucking crazy.

  •  of course it is funny to see Palin decry (19+ / 0-)

    cronyism when her history is replete with her promoting buddies or picking up gigs on the basis of who her friends are.  Check out the archives at Mudflats for lists of her Wasilla Mafia

    •  Also funny how she seems to say that (3+ / 0-)
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      Clarknt67, entlord, YsosadisticGOP

      she and Bachmann are just now learning about the connection between gov Perry and his crony at Merck.  Like it was just now discovered.

      NOPE!  In Texas we've known about it for quite awhile.......it hasn't been any secret.  

      “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.” Albert Einstein

      by Texnance on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 08:26:18 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  I think it is Bachmann who described Schlafly (0+ / 0-)

        as the perfect woman and the woman she aspires to be.  If her wanting to be Phyllis does not scare you, read up on Ms. Aniti-ERA and her lifelong ambition to keep all other women in the kitchen chained to a stove while she is free to pursue the career of her choice

    •  Who Built Her Bridge To Nowhere? Or Her House? (2+ / 0-)
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      Clarknt67, rhonan

      If she were running, she could answer all those questions about the Wascilla rec center (serving those inner city Wascilla kids because Alaska has no recreation available) and how her house just appeared seemingly out of thin air.

      That would not be the first Alaska scandal about free massive home improvements.

      There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

      by bernardpliers on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 08:34:35 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Palin and Bachman will get behind Perry they are (9+ / 0-)

    just sending him this message "We are still major players, you better count on us and give us a juicy deal"

    No way Palin and Bachman will endorse Romney. No way.

    "Rick Perry talks a lot and he's not very bright. And that's a combination I like in Republicans." --- James Carville

    by LaurenMonica on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 07:09:24 AM PDT

    •  Agreed! (1+ / 0-)
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      LaurenMonica

      It's a message, only.

      Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi

      by DRo on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 07:41:34 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Bachmann might. (8+ / 0-)

      In exchange for the VP slot. That would be bride of Frankenstein move and a 2008 redux. But still Romney's only chance of securing the Tea Party and Evangelical vote.

      "A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."--Margaret Mead 

      by Scott Wooledge on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 07:49:26 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Dingbat Wing of the GOP (2+ / 0-)
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      The damage is done.  Somebody had to point out that Perry is a corporatist creep and I am rather amazed it came from his own party, especially the dingbat wing.  I appreciate the idea that the nutty ladies might want to be cut in on the action, but if he is tagged like this early on it the image will be hard to shake.

      "And once again, the forces of niceness and goodness have triumphed over the forces of evil and rottenness." --Maxwell Smart

      by emobile on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 08:05:12 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Not that someone pointing it out (1+ / 0-)
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        Will matter. The GOP base are very capable of ignoring any inconvenient facts about their annoited saviours. If the like Rick "I flipped the switch 240 times!" Perry it won't matter that someone showed them the puppet strings.

        "A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."--Margaret Mead 

        by Scott Wooledge on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 08:10:33 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

    •  Not before the convention. (0+ / 0-)

      Were he to be nominated, they'd very quickly forget every negative thing they said, or at least nuance it when addressing the media.  Bachmann may have Whitehouse aspirations, but I doubt Palin actually does.  They do both have political ambitions beyond this race, and both want to be seen as influential.  I think the party would have to nominate someone actively hostile to the conservative wing before either would even think of being seen as less than supportive of the party's nominee, and I'm not sure even then.

      Sarah Palin's greatest desire is to make sure that George Bush does not go down in history as our worst President.

      by rhonan on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 12:19:27 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Interesting (2+ / 0-)
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    divineorder, Clarknt67

    That the bachmann stated how upset she was as to a women's 'choice', these Orwellian Double Speak, as well as the key words they'll use then one finds out the rovian speak is actually what their doing or going to implement, i.e. revisionist history - death panels etc., are what should be attacked constantly, though their cult still won't get the real message of the lousy propaganda style!!

    CCR:"If you're a torturer, be careful in your travel plans. It's a slow process for accountability, but we keep going."

    by jimstaro on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 07:13:24 AM PDT

  •  Is me or Romney shot himself in the foot for (1+ / 0-)
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    shoeless

    the general election when he joined others bashing Perry on immigration?

    David Gergen(sp?) said on CNN, Romney appeared more to the right of Perry on Immigration which was a bad thing for his plan to attract latinos for the general

    "Rick Perry talks a lot and he's not very bright. And that's a combination I like in Republicans." --- James Carville

    by LaurenMonica on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 07:18:23 AM PDT

  •  I'd much prefer (6+ / 0-)

    if the debates didn't give the candidates so little time. They get to trot out their applause lines, their bumper sticker responses.

    I'd love it it they made them talk on few topics, for much longer time, with the moderator keeping them on topic.  Can you imagine Perry trying to spend 5 minutes on foreign policy?  

  •  Did Palin's kid get mental retardation from an HPV (4+ / 0-)
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    divineorder, drmah, qofdisks, Actbriniel

    vaccine at the age of 12?  That's what Bachmann is claiming she was told at the debate.  These women belong together.

    Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

    by darthstar on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 07:33:23 AM PDT

  •  Do these people have ANY self awareness at all? (7+ / 0-)
    Fighting the crony capitalism is a tough thing to do...

    This is the Republican party.  Speaking on Fox News.

    This is like having Bill Clinton lecture us about marital fidelity.  There's just some issues that some people should stay away from.

    Join us at the Amateur Radio Group. Serving the Left Side of the Dial since 2011.

    by briefer on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 07:36:55 AM PDT

  •  Perry is a plutocrat's dream. Mittens is Mormon. (5+ / 0-)

    Perry can be bought, just like Rod Blagoooooyaveech [insert Jon Stewart voiceover here].  How does the punch line to the old joke go?  "Well, we've already established what you are.  Now we're just haggling over the price."

    That's not to say that Mittens can't be bought.  Like any good Republican Tea Party member, it's just a matter of price point.  But Mittens has a Mormon problem.

    QED, Perry will be the nominee.

    Tea Party manifesto: We're resigned to our collective fate because we don't want no stinkin' collective future with the likes of you

    by Richard Cranium on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 07:39:55 AM PDT

  •  Reagan's 11th Commandment? I imagine I may (1+ / 0-)
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    PsychoSavannah

    have run afoul of Reagan's 1-10, if someone could fill me in on what they are...

    "There's been a little complication with my complication"

    by dash888 on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 07:40:01 AM PDT

  •  Perry, predictably, is another Repub Roman Candle (1+ / 0-)
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    DavidW

    Candidate.  Palin may have been the last too hot to handle candidate.

    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

    by accumbens on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 07:41:23 AM PDT

  •  Reversal of Values (2+ / 0-)
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    Clarknt67, PsychoSavannah

    Yup, Perry's doomed with the R primary electorate by probably the only two reasonable and responsible things he did as governor; sign a TX Dream Act and order HPV vaccinations.  Doing two sane and reasonable things is such a stain on his reputation, that he can't even make up for it with this crowd by executing innocent people, which is about the most positive thing they can imagine in a candidate.

    Tough crowd.  A "Give us Barabbas!" kind of crowd.  But I'm sure they're all good Christians, so that makes it all right.

    We should have destroyed the presidency before Obama took office. Too late now.

    by gtomkins on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 07:42:40 AM PDT

    •  I know. (1+ / 0-)
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      FindingMyVoice

      It is amazing to watch the right go ballistic over perfectly reasonable policy choices.

      The HPV vaccine really gets me. Seriously? You object to your daughter getting a vaccine that could protect her from potentially life-threatening cancer someday? Why is that bad? You don't believe the medical studies that illustrate the benefits? How about we just go back to blood letting and leeches?

      I can't believe America is even contemplating letting these people make serious decisions. 

      "A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."--Margaret Mead 

      by Scott Wooledge on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 08:21:41 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Their point (0+ / 0-)

        They object to HPV vaccinatioin for the same reason they object to birth control and abortion.  They want to control their wives and daughters through fear of the consequences of having sex.  HPV vaccination takes away much of the fear of getting cervical cancer from sexually transmitted HPV.

        Their plan for protecting their wives and daughters from cervical cancer is abstinence.  As long as abstinence is available, HPV vaccination is not only unnecessary, it is a positive evil because it removes part of the fear of having sex.

        We should have destroyed the presidency before Obama took office. Too late now.

        by gtomkins on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 11:40:09 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  Really? (8+ / 0-)
    "I’m going to ask her about because that’s a serious charge to level against Governor Perry" ~ Greta, Faux News[sic]

    Yeah Greta...that is a serious charge. If only there was some kind of organization out there that could investigate the merits of the charge and then report the results of that investigation to the American people. But that sounds like a lot of work. Better to just ask Bachmann to repeat it.

    Nuck Nox Fews

    If Liberals hated America, we'd vote Republican.

    by ord avg guy on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 07:42:55 AM PDT

    •  LOL. So true. (1+ / 0-)
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      ord avg guy

      If only there were some kind of organization that would sort out for people what is politically motivated charge without merit from what is demonstrably correct allegation and bring evidence supporting it to light.  

      That sounds like a great idea. We should create one.

      Or maybe The Daily Show can look into it for us?

      "A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."--Margaret Mead 

      by Scott Wooledge on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 08:30:57 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Pot to Kettle: You're Black! (n/t) (1+ / 0-)
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    pdknz

    Whenever loyalty to the enterprise becomes more important than simple morality, there you will find evil functioning smoothly -Roger Ebert

    by boojieboy on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 07:43:31 AM PDT

  •  If Romney wins the nomination, I'll campaign (6+ / 0-)

    for Obama and do my best to help him win.

    If Perry wins the nomination, I'll still campaign for Obama and do my best to help him win, plus I'll have ulcers worrying that Americans might actually vote for the fucker.

    Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

    by darthstar on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 07:43:32 AM PDT

  •  The half-term governor criticizes someone who's (0+ / 0-)

    been governing forever it seems....Please Sarah. STFU.

    (Of course, they are both disasters)

  •  Rove & Ailes want Romney (1+ / 0-)
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    txdemfem

    I expect to see that made plainer in coming weeks. For instance, the Fox debate will be an attempt to take Perry out at the knees.

  •  Sex is bad. (10+ / 0-)

    Republicans are obsessed with that idea.

    What else distinguishes the HPV vaccine from all the other mandatory vaccines that had never before risen to be a topic for Presidential debate politics?

    It protects lady parts. Oh noes!

    Sure, they can dress it up as some sort of "freedom" issue. They want the freedom to let your daughter get cancer because she didn't listen to their advice to save herself for marriage.

    They love everyone to have as much "freedom" as they want. Just so long as they aren't free to make choices the right disapproves of, like having abortion, pre-marital sex, or getting gay married.

    I am tempted to suggest we allow these people to opt out, out of respect for Darwin's Law.

    But of course their kids don't deserve to have their health compromised by their parents' stupidity. And many beloved Kossacks, and progressives were raised by fools like this. And our community is richer for them.

    "A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."--Margaret Mead 

    by Scott Wooledge on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 07:45:51 AM PDT

  •  What's the problem? (1+ / 0-)
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    Clarknt67

    The entire Republican Party is based on croney capitalism. It's how they roll. Sarah doesn't know this?

    A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.- Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by shoeless on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 07:46:01 AM PDT

  •  That Greta... (2+ / 0-)
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    PsychoSavannah, YsosadisticGOP

    just the best journalist ever I tell you. Also

    Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it. Lily Tomlin

    by DavidW on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 07:48:03 AM PDT

  •  Since I am pretty sure FOX would always (3+ / 0-)

    support the most right-wing possible candidate unless that candidate was sure or almost sure to lose to Obama, I can only conclude that they must think that Perry cannot win. Sarah and Greta do not figure in this, they say what they are told to say by those who sign their paychecks.

    We have only just begun and none too soon.

    by global citizen on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 07:49:33 AM PDT

  •  Probably was crony capitalisim (4+ / 0-)

    But at least it maybe saved a few girls their lives and the gov't a ton of money when medicaid doesn't have to pay for cervical cancer treatment.

    I would have liked to see a follow up question on that one asking if they just objected to the HPV vaccination because of their stupid idea it might make kids more likely to have sex(like they don't want to anyway) or whether they think kids parents should have greater leeway to send their kids to school unvaccinated for other diseases too.

  •  Many Republicans are IN FAVOR OF (3+ / 0-)
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    Clarknt67, JeffW, cassandracarolina

    cervical cancer.  That's how I'd spin it.  Is this an issue that Democrats can capitalize on?  Probably not.

    Barack Obama in the Oval Office: There's a black man who knows his place.

    by Greasy Grant on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 08:04:48 AM PDT

  •  And Romney is just sitting back... (0+ / 0-)

    Perry, being the current frontrunner, is gonna be under fire from all sides.  And, I agree with Jed here....Fox News and their ilk don't want Perry as the nominee in the first place.  So, while Perry fights for his political future against a number of big guns...Romney sits back to slide in after the smoke lifts.

    Good strategy.  

    - If you don't like gay marriage, blame straight people. They're the ones who keep having gay babies.

    by r2did2 on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 08:06:23 AM PDT

  •  NO ONE CARES WHAT PALIN HAS TO SAY (2+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, Clarknt67

    except her dumbed out supporters.  Should I give attention to every ignoramus that has something to say.
    I don't like seeing this grifters name in the news.  I would listen to a schizophrenic person before I would listen what she has to say.  She should stop wasting our time and go to the woods or something and hump a moose.  Maybe that would quell her frustrations.

  •  Palin© who™? (2+ / 0-)
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    slouchsock, Calamity Jean

    I just have to wait for diaries like this...

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 08:25:20 AM PDT

  •  Her crony comments actually do hit home a (1+ / 0-)
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    nils o

    bit ... she said it in a speech last week:

    She made three interlocking points. First, that the United States is now governed by a “permanent political class,” drawn from both parties, that is increasingly cut off from the concerns of regular people. Second, that these Republicans and Democrats have allied with big business to mutual advantage to create what she called “corporate crony capitalism.” Third, that the real political divide in the United States may no longer be between friends and foes of Big Government, but between friends and foes of vast, remote, unaccountable institutions (both public and private).

    In supporting her first point, about the permanent political class, she attacked both parties’ tendency to talk of spending cuts while spending more and more; to stoke public anxiety about a credit downgrade, but take a vacation anyway; to arrive in Washington of modest means and then somehow ride the gravy train to fabulous wealth. She observed that 7 of the 10 wealthiest counties in the United States happen to be suburbs of the nation’s capital.

    Her second point, about money in politics, helped to explain the first. The permanent class stays in power because it positions itself between two deep troughs: the money spent by the government and the money spent by big companies to secure decisions from government that help them make more money.

    “Do you want to know why nothing ever really gets done?” she said, referring to politicians. “It’s because there’s nothing in it for them. They’ve got a lot of mouths to feed — a lot of corporate lobbyists and a lot of special interests that are counting on them to keep the good times and the money rolling along.”

    Because her party has agitated for the wholesale deregulation of money in politics and the unshackling of lobbyists, these will be heard in some quarters as sacrilegious words.

    Ms. Palin’s third point was more striking still: in contrast to the sweeping paeans to capitalism and the free market delivered by the Republican presidential candidates whose ranks she has yet to join, she sought to make a distinction between good capitalists and bad ones. The good ones, in her telling, are those small businesses that take risks and sink and swim in the churning market; the bad ones are well-connected megacorporations that live off bailouts, dodge taxes and profit terrifically while creating no jobs.

    What is wacky is that strip if you her name from that - and it actually seems like a fairly cogent diagnosis.  Of course whether she means it or whether she knew it was coming up on the prompter or not is another thing.  Just interesting.

  •  Wow (0+ / 0-)

    I guess we can call Pain Pro-Cancer

  •  This is actually an interesting issue- (2+ / 0-)
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    Clarknt67, Pizzapotamus

    Perry made right decision for the wrong reasons!  On the one hand, immunization against HPV clearly prevents cervical cancer- and warts. On the other hand, Perry apparently decided to require it , not because the science supports it, Heaven forbid,but because of good ol' Americun capitalist cronism. (See tag line below...)

    In  Libertarian fashion, (really quite different from the right wing Tea Bag philosophy), Palin and Bachman seem to be arguing that no vaccinations should be required- despite clear evidence that everyone benefits form vaccination, not just the ones vaccinated.  Clearly they are arguing against any vaccination requirements, not just against HPV. It's Nuts.

    As my father used to say,"We have the best government money can buy."

    by BPARTR on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 08:50:29 AM PDT

  •  Rick Perry is the master of crony (0+ / 0-)

    capitalism and pay to play politics.   Make no doubt about it.  His biggest donors get rewarded by appointments to positions such as University Board of Regents, or they get tax cuts, contracts or grants.    Perry has been Governor for so long that the state is crammed packed with his political cronies and appointees.   They all step up to serve and please Slick.   If they don't they get replaced by another more loyal crony.

  •  Excellent comments! One more thing, "crony (0+ / 0-)

    capitalism" is one of the few left-wing frames that really works, really delivers a punch (like "death tax") and it's a good sign when you hear someone like Palin using the word, bringing it into not just mainstream, but right wing discourse!

    I am truly amazed at this!

  •  Palin is such a liar (2+ / 0-)
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    leftynyc, pdknz

     I was governor of Alaska at the time that that issue came down, and I told our health and human services department Alaska was not going to mandate immunizations for our teenage daughters.

    From adn.com 11/07/08:

    For the first time in more than 30 years, the State of Alaska will no longer offer all vaccinations free to all Alaska schoolchildren, the state Division of Epidemiology reported this week. 

    Since the HPV vaccine was first made available in June 2007, Alaska has distributed 33,000 free doses to girls between 9 and 18 years of age, said Laurel Wood, manager of the Alaskan Immunization Program.  Last year the state managed to cover that extra cost by tapping additional funds provided by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Wood said. But that was a one-time fix. 

    The vaccine is recommended for young women up to the age of 26, but it's not mandatory to attend public schools.


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    The vaccines had never been mandatory and Palin was never confronted with some dilemma about making them  mandatory. Made available in June 2007, Alaska was able to supply the vaccines free to everyone who asked; by 2009, Palin's budget couldn't pick up the $1.6 million shortfall necessary to make the HPV and meningococcal vaccines free to all schoolchildren. 

    Governor Perry was, you know, the proverbial anti-government type of maverick there in Texas, and yet on this issue, he decided that he was going to know better than a parent was going to know in terms of what the health care or health benefit would be for their teenage daughters. So I knew there was something to it. […] And it was a — it was kind of an illustration or a big of evidence of some crony capitalism.

    Or maybe he just wanted what you had, Sarah: free doses of HPV vaccine.

  •  She's got no use... (0+ / 0-)

    ...for that citified edukatin'

  •  WHY do we care (0+ / 0-)

    Why do we care what this radical right winger says or does?? Just stop posting her stupid ass crapola

  •  Obviously, St Sarah got her copy of the FAUX News (0+ / 0-)

    Talking Points

    Commandment #1: Take Down Rick Perry.

    "Reason is six-sevenths of treason," said one of his neighbors. "Intelligence is what the enemy uses," said another.

    by Misterpuff on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 01:06:31 PM PDT

  •  Why are we talking about here again...? (0+ / 0-)

    If we stop paying attention to her, maybe she will go away.

    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" - Edmund Burke

    by rclendan on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 01:18:00 PM PDT

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