Rick Perry’s presidential campaign imploding in wake of Gardasil scandal
Friday, September 30, 2011 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer
Many media pundits have been working overtime to defend Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s detestable 2007 executive order mandating the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil for all young girls in the Lone Star State. Far from saving his campaign, however, such desperate efforts to spin one of the most disturbing political scandals in recent history will more than likely quicken the complete debacle of Mr. Perry’s presidential campaign.
After Mr. Perry exposed himself as a blatant liar during last week’s gubernatorial debate in Orlando, Fla., claiming that a woman he met after issuing his executive order was partially responsible for spurring his decision to issue it, many in the media downplayed his answer as a “misstatement.” They then proceeded to provide excess media coverage of his sappy “err on the side of life” rhetorical spiel, which ultimately failed to vindicate the decision as was intended.
The media then decided to go on the offensive against Rep. Michelle Bachmann, the candidate at the debate who brought up the issue of Gardasil in the first place, and who spoke the truth about the vaccine’s link to causing brain problems. Some pundits went so far as to claim that Bachmann’s statements about Gardasil’s dangers were “shameful” and “dangerous.”
But what is truly shameful and dangerous is the media’s unscrupulous handling of the whole situation, as it continually denies the very real dangers associated with a vaccine that is being heavily pushed on the nation’s youth, and coddles a supposed presidential “frontrunner” who tried to force preteen girls in Texas to be jabbed with it. After all, Gardasil is linked to causing migraine headaches, neurological disorders, autoimmune disorders, paralysis, Guillain Barre Syndrome, seizures, blindness, hearing loss, memory loss, and death (http://truthaboutgardasil.org).
The good news is that an increasing number of Americans simply are not buying what the media and its political darlings are trying to sell them. The Great Texas Gardasil Scandal of 2007 is not going away any time soon, and as more and more people learn the truth about the vaccine and Mr. Perry’s role in promoting Gardasil, his campaign will self-destruct faster than the time it took the Texas State legislature to annul his executive order.