A little note on how bizarre our political discourse has become, courtesy of Steve Benen

Preventing cancer leads to sex,and to campaign contributions

The whacked-out “reasoning” behind much of what comes from the mouths of the Far Right is something to behold. Be interesting to hear how Roland Barthes or Noam Chomsky would interpret this dialogue. On one hand, Rick Perry is attacked by the loon his candidacy is relegating to the shadows, Michele Bachmann, for his program to get HPV vaccine to young women. At the same time, the story of the relationship between Merck, the pharmaceutical company who makes the vaccine, and Perry (including their hiring Perry’s former CoS as a lobbyist and making campaign contributions) has provided its own moments of mirth.

Perry signs order for HPV vaccine



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