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He’s Proud to Be a Merck-an

From PERRY Presidential:

AUSTIN — Although never mentioned by name, Austin lobbyist Mike Toomey’s presence was felt keenly at Monday’s Republican presidential debate when Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann harshly criticized Gov. Rick Perry for his 2007 executive order mandating that Texas teenage girls receive an HPV vaccine that would have been worth millions in sales to Toomey’s client, Merck Pharmaceutical.

Calling it “flat out wrong,” Bachmann noted Perry had received campaign contributions from the drug maker and questioned Perry’s motives. “Was it about life or about millions of dollars to a drug company?”

Perry’s response — that he was “offended” by Bachmann’s suggestion that he “could be bought for $5,000” in campaign contributions from the drug maker — belied the powerful role that Toomey, a Houston native who once served as Perry’s chief of staff, has played in the governor’s political career. From advising Perry on personal legal issues to paying $10,000 to help the Green Party siphon votes from Democrats, Toomey has been a loyal and constant Perry political ally throughout his career.

Original DVD cover
(left to right: Mike Toomey, Grover Norquist, Governor Little Ricky Goodhair, Botox Batshit Bachmann, Dave Carney, Rick Man-on-Dog Santorum)
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L’Austin Space

From The Dallas Morning News:

A group of Republican women supporting Kay Bailey Hutchison is demanding an apology from the Rick Perry campaign for remarks that they say disparage women. In a letter to the Perry camp, the group accuses adviser Dave Carney of likening the Republican senator’s campaign to a “whorehouse.”


Original movie poster.

(l to r:  Chimpy, Governor Little Ricky Goodhair, Kay Thrown-Over-for-Princess-Sarah Bailey Hutchison, Anita Stepford Beard Perry, Poppy Bush, Dave Foot-in-Mouth Carney, John Giant Head Cornyn, Babs Let-’em-Eat-Cake Bush, Laura Pickles Bush)
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