“Palin even went as far as to lend her voice to the charge leveled by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) during the debate against Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R): That he allowed a law to go though requiring HPV vaccinations for adolescent girls because of a $5,000 campaign donation and his relationship with his former chief of staff, who went on to lobby for a pharmaceutical company.

“‘I knew there was something to it,’ Palin said of learning while she was Alaska’s governor that her Texas counterpart had given the go-ahead to the vaccine. ‘Now we’re finding that now, yea, something was up with that issue. It was an illustration or bit of evidence of some crony capitalism.'”