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The Big Lie

If you are a Rick Perry supporter last night’s debate had to be painful to watch.

End of story.

I’m not going to mention the many cringe moments, by the Governor.

Really.

I won’t.

I want to, but I won’t

Why?  You’re asking, I hear you.

Because I’m going to point out one moment.

Michele Bachmann has been hitting Governor Perry for his executive order mandating a HPV vaccine shot for cervical cancer. She pointed out the drug company Merck lobbied the governor to implement the order. The Governor gave his well rehearsed and perhaps his best delivered line of the night:

  I got lobbied on this issue. I got lobbied by a 31-year-old young lady who had stage 4 cervical cancer, I spent a lot of time with her.  She came by my office  She talked to me about this program.   I readily admitted we should have had an opt-in but I don’t know what part of opt out most parents don’t get and the fact is I erred on the side of life and I will always err on the side of life as a governor as a president of the United States.

His best moment.

Too bad it is a lie, not a misstatement, but an out an out lie.

Why? I heard you again.

HE MET THE WOMAN AFTER HE ISSUED THE EXECUTIVE ORDER.

That’s right he met Heather Burcham when she was lobbing the Texas Legislature to uphold the Governor’s executive order. His statement was not a mistake, it was  disingenuous or as the say in the real world, A LIE.

Don’t believe me?

Look at the ABC news fact check.

The debate itself was entertaining, if you are a political junkie like myself. This debate more than the past debates gave the second-tier candidates a chance to breakthrough and be heard. The best line of the night went to Gary Johnson with his comment: “My neighbor’s dog has created more shovel ready jobs than Barack Obama.” 

So true, Gary, so true.

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