It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry's GOP rivals sharply criticized him during Wednesday night's debate over his 2007 executive order mandating that teenage girls be vaccinated to prevent cervical cancer — a move that drew strong opposition at the time from social conservatives and was later overturned by the state Legislature. But they failed to bring up a key part of the story that fueled the Texas controversy and which Democrats are poised to pounce on: Perry's order came after the drug company that manufactured the vaccine hired Mike Toomey, his former chief of staff, as one of the firm's top lobbyists in Austin.
"When he signed that executive order, it turned a lot of heads because it seemed so out of character and didn’t sit well with his base," said Craig McDonald, director of Texans for Public Justice, a group that tracks campaign contributions and lobbying in Austin. "Then people went looking." Once the Toomey connection was discovered, "it was so obvious ... This is a prime example of how he [Perry] does something for a crony.”
I'd be suprised to hear that Rick Perry wasn't corrupt. If this was Ron Paul who vaccinated young girls with a drug produced by a company that he was linked to, he would be ruined! I mean every MSM outlet would air that story like crazy.
Surprised he's in bed with Big Pharma?
Originally posted by 1825114
Big Pharma researcher admits to faking dozens of research studies for Pfizer, Merck
Guy fakes research for 13 years.
One of the drugs he passed (vioxx) killed anywhere from 88,000 to 139,000 people according to their own website.
And he only served 6 months in jail.
I'd love to see someone questioning perry on how he feels about that on the news...edit on 8-9-2011 by 1825114 because: (no reason given)