August 18, 2011
Rick Perry Admits Mistake on Gardasil-HPV Vaccine Decision ~ Name Even One Other Politician That Admits He was Wrong! God Bless Perry!
Rick Perry Admits Mistake on Gardasil-HPV Vaccine Decision
On his first day on the campaign trail, Texas Gov. Rick Perry admitted he made a mistake on the sole issue some pro-life advocates bring up as a concern despite his sterling pro-life record.
Perry, in a conversation with a New Hampshire voter, walked back his decision to mandate the vaccine Gardasil to 11-year old girls. According to a Politico report, a voter confronted him on the issue — explaining his remorse for the decision and indicating he put an opt-out provision in place allowing parents to decide not to have their young girls receive the vaccine.
Perry explained that, in his zeal to protect children, he went too far.
“I signed an executive order that allowed for an opt-out, but the fact of the matter is I didn’t do my research well enough to understand that we needed to have a substantial conversation with our citizenry,” he said. “I hate cancer. Let me tell you, as a son who has a mother and father who are both cancer survivors.”
“I hate cancer. And this HPV, we were seeing young ladies die at the early age. What we should have done was a program that frankly should have allowed them to opt in, or some type of program like that, but here’s what I learned — when you get too far out in front of the parade they will let you know. And that’s exactly what our legislature did.”
UPDATE: “I made a mistake on that,” Perry told Iowa Radio later in the day Monday, calling it “an error in not having a conversation with the people of the state of Texas.”
“I agreed with their decision. I don’t always get it right, but I darn sure listen,” he said of the legislature responding to his decision.
“One of the things I do pride myself on, I listen. When the electorate says, ‘Hey, that’s not what we want to do,’” Perry told Houston’s ABC affiliate on Monday. “We backed up, took a look at what we did. I understand I work for the people, not the other way around. There was a better way to do that, I realize that now.”
UNFORTUNATELY that is not enough for the likes of Michelle Malkin and her ilk. So Michelle wrote a hit piece, beyond over the top about Perry. I will only be posting the link of it as I do not want her trash writing at my blog. ~ Wild Thing
Rick Perry’s bad, Obama-style medicine by Michelle Malkin
Wild Thing's comment.........
Has Romney admitted he made a mistake with Romneycare. NO Have any other politicans admitted they made a mistake about anything? Not that I can remember. BUT Perry has admitted he made a mistake.
Let me point out one other thing about the individual that wrote the POISON Pen article. Malkin December 2008 wrote a scathing article called " Truthers to the left of me, truthers to the right". It was a hit piece attacking those of us that are called "birthers" and Malkin said we were the same as the Truthers.
But she was not done with her horrible rant and comparison, no, she had to bring it up again in April of this year with yet another article titled " The birth certificate circus". That was written because Obama showed his FAKE birth certificate and Malkin felt the fake was enough and should satisfy the 'Birthers". Now she writes a hit piece about Perry and knowing all along that he has said he made a mistake.
Very disappointing indeed to see this happening.
And they say Democrats eat their own! Eat your own much Michelle???
Posted by Wild Thing at August 18, 2011 05:45 AM
I for one am not a strong supporter of Rick Perry. I know that this puts me in the minority among the visitors to this Blog.
The Liberal Media is pulling out all of the stops to try and discredit him, and I believe that he is doing a good job defending his actions and his positions.
However, he is a Governor of a Border State, yet he did not support the actions of Governor Brewer in her legislation, in Arizona. His stance on Illegal Immigration is a real problem, as far as I am concerned.
I realize that this a single issue, but I think that it is important enough to consider.
Posted by: Sean at August 18, 2011 11:00 AM
Sean, actually no this blog is not a Perry blog anymore then it is a Sarah blog.
I stated the other day I have not made a final decision, but I learn toward Perry yes if that is what you meant, especially since Sarah has not entered the race. I promise when I really committ to Perry I will do a post about it so every one will know.
I posted things about Herman Cain who is also a favortie of mine, but I just don't think he has a chance at all. But he is a really awesome person I admire.
Michele I have no problem with, but she needs to be making more news to get in the headlines.
The bottom line for me is other then Romney and Ron Paul., any of the people left would be better then Obama. No fan anymore of Newt but he would even be better then Obama.
I know what you mean about Texas and the border too and that is very important.
Thank you Sean for your comment and your wonderful input you always bring.
Posted by: Wild Thing at August 18, 2011 05:35 PM
Newt dispite his personal short comings has delivered more years of balanced Federal Budgets than anybody since Calvin Coolidge. Reagan is the only politician since Calvin Coolidge who excedes him in accomplishmentes. So be nice his temperment may not be right for the job but we know that Newt can do the job. Ron Paul would be several steps up too.
As for Perry we already knew that he could correct himself when he is wrong. After all he used to be a Democrat.
Posted by: Avitar at August 18, 2011 06:13 PM