The scrutiny of Rick Perry begins here…
posted at 10:52 am on June 14, 2011 by MadisonConservative
As with Trump months ago, here I come to harsh the buzz of conservatives who, understandably unimpressed by the field, felt a surge of energy when it appeared Rick Perry might be entering the fray. An appetizer:
At the Capitol on Monday, opposition grew against the governor’s order Friday to require the human papilloma- virus vaccine for girls starting in September 2008. Lawmakers who said their offices were inundated with angry calls and e-mails from constituents over the weekend rushed to file bills that would override the governor’s order, which they said revokes parental rights and could encourage young girls to be promiscuous. The governor, however, stood firm.
“Providing the HPV vaccine doesn’t promote sexual promiscuity any more than the Hepatitis B vaccine promotes drug use,” Perry said Monday. “If the medical community developed a vaccine for lung cancer, would the same critics oppose it, claiming it would encourage smoking?”
I think this one will vary in concern value. Some people are very edgy about any kind of forced vaccinations, for reasons even beyond the concept of government-mandated medical procedures. Others may give this a pass. I continue for the sake of the latter:
The group’s proudest moment came last week when Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill that makes important changes in the use of contracts-for-deed, a form of home lending that withholds a title from buyers until they have fully paid their loan.
Passage of the law, which will make it possible for buyers to convert their loans to traditional mortgages, was this year’s top Texas legislative goal for ACORN, which represents 175,000 low- and moderate-income families in 51 U.S. cities.
But hey, that can’t be too big of a deal, right? After all, John McCain was cozy with them as well, and he got the nomination in 2008! Not the only thing that he seems to have in common with John McCain’s ideology, either:
Legislation authored by border legislators Pat Haggerty and Eddie Lucio establishes an important study that will look at the feasibility of bi-national health insurance. This study recognizes that the Mexican and U.S. sides of the border compose one region, and we must address health care problems throughout that region. That’s why I am also excited that Texas Secretary of State Henry Cuellar is working on an initiative that could extend the benefits of telemedicine to individuals living on the Mexican side of the border.
This coming from the same guy who opposed Arizona’s immigration law. No, this is not an immediate “purity test” for conservatism. It’s a serious look at a person who seems awful close to asking us to elect them to be the leader of our country. Honestly, this governor from Texas looking to be president…seems a lot like the last governor from Texas looking to be president, in all the wrong ways.
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