If he did, he would not have done this:
Bypassing the Legislature altogether, Republican Gov. Rick Perry issued an order Friday making Texas the first state to require that schoolgirls get vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer.
By employing an executive order, Perry sidestepped opposition in the Legislature from conservatives and parents’ rights groups who fear such a requirement would condone premarital sex and interfere with the way Texans raise their children.
Beginning in September 2008, girls entering the sixth grade — meaning, generally, girls ages 11 and 12 — will have to receive Gardasil, Merck & Co.’s new vaccine against strains of the human papillomavirus, or HPV
Now, I don't live in Texas, but if I did, this would be enough for me to leave the State, and that's not something I say lightly.
I can't believe for a minute that a Governor who does this, would believe for a second that he'd get the Republican nomination for President.
I guess all those folks telling us Perry wasn't a Conservative were right after all.