When a company comes to me and says we have a cure for cancer, for me
say, ‘Please come into my office and let’s hear your story for
the people of the state of Texas, for young ladies who are dying of
cancer,’ would be the height of irresponsibility. Whether
or not they contributed to my campaign, I would suggest to you, are
some of those weeds that we are trying to cut our way through.
Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) expresses anger over widespread criticism of the executive order he issued earlier this month requiring that all girls entering the sixth grade in the state receive Merck’s new HPV vaccine. (Houston Chronicle). See Maggie Mahar: "Merck’s miracle vaccine: What is this story really about?"