But I Can Be Bought for $385,000

Playing off one of the most delightful lines from Monday night’s debate — “If you’re saying that I can be bought for $5,000, I’m offended” — WaPo digs in:

Perry’s gubernatorial campaign, for example, received nearly $30,000 from the drugmaker since 2000, most of it prior to his decision in 2007 to order young girls to obtain Merck’s vaccine against the human papillomavirus, or HPV.

Merck has also given more than $355,000 in donations to the Republican Governors Association since 2006, which was the year that Perry began to play a prominent role in the Washington-based group, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics.

Perry served as chairman of the RGA in 2008 and again this year until he decided to run for president. The group also ranks among Perry’s biggest donors, giving the Texas governor’s campaign at least $4 million over the past five years, according to Texans for Public Justice.

So now we know the nature of Perry’s offense: He’s not a whore — he’s an escort.

Perry has deep financial ties to maker of HPV vaccine [WaPo, via Political Wire]

Perry, that dumb fucker, is one inch away from parting his hair down the middle. What an Texas sized a$$hole.

Is this the famed Stinque World Domination HQ? I think it might be. The feet give it away. But why is there no telly showing endless loops of Jetsons?

@Benedick: Looks more like an Argentinian prison or an Italian hostel than an apartment in Sandy Eggo.

@SanFranLefty: Mexican drug-lord hangout. It’s hard finding something evocative of “money on the dresser”.

Lefty, does Perry wear a toupee? You’re from Texas, you all this stuff.

Perry was willing to look like a Socialist just to get at that sweet, sweet Pharma money. Because his HPV initiative was straight out of left field and very Big Government of him.

On another note, I believe that’s his hair, but I do know for a fact that he can be a real dick in person.

@nojo: Did this cross your mind at all? It did mine.

I’d be happy to have his hair. I’d also get it cut better. This is an area in which Johnny Earle really comes in to his own. He can go five rounds and still look fresh as a daisy.

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