Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Michele Bachmann Slams HPV Vaccine Mandate at GOP Debate

She did fine in the debate: "Rick Perry's HPV mandate returns to haunt him."

It's the post-debate comments that weren't Bachmann's best moments. Ed Morrissey's got the main story, "Bachmann: Gardasil causes “mental retardation”." (Via Memeorandum.) And Los Angeles Times has a medical report, "GOP debates HPV vaccine, but medical community gives it OK."

I'll bet Bachmann recovers on this sooner than Perry. The mandate calls into question his bona fides as a small-government conservative. And the debate got heated today among right bloggers and on the Twittersphere.

AoSHQ has this: "Bachmann: I'm A-Goin' to Go Ahead and Push This Lunatic Vaccines=Autism Lie":
Michelle Bachmann is desperate. She's an ambitious, egotistical woman who started running for President just two short years after she first ran for Congress. In the past two months her support went from 13% and rising to 4% and falling.

So she needs something, doesn't she, and Rush Limbaugh warned her off her planned Social Security demagoguery.

So, instead, this bullshit.
And Dan Riehl's got this: "Perry Doesn't Look Ready to Lead America," and "So Much For NRO Being Conservative."

And Tabitha Hale on Twitter: "I think maybe I should abandon Twitter until primary season is over so I still have friends."

It's gonna get heavy like this on the right for a while. Folks are starting to really dig in behind their favorites.


Concerned Patriot said...

Bachmann was right then and any candidate that calls out Perry is right. Believe me I am not a Bachmann fan, but we Perry isn't going to win the general. I just like Perry less the more I see him. advancingthetruth.blogspot.com

Katielee4211 said...

I think Bachmann is desperate and is throwing wild punches. The HPV issue is the least of my concerns for this country. He explained his reasoning, admitted he didn't handle it right, he should have gone through the legislature. He went about it wrong and recognized that. She's beating a dead horse.

AmPowerBlog said...

CP: Bachmann's my candidate, but I think she should hold off on the mental retardation arguments.