Michele Bachman is pressing her case against Rick Perry’s 2007 Gardasil order, labeling the move “Perrycare” in a low-budget campaign video on Youtube.
In the video, which features awkward lighting and a strong echo on Bachmann’s voice, the Minnesota Congresswoman decries Perry’s “crony capitalism” and compares the HPV vaccine decision to President Obama’s health care law.
“Whether it’s Obamacare or whether it’s Perrycare, I oppose any governor or president who mandates a family’s health care choices and in turn violates the rights of parents on these issues,” Bachmann tells the camera.
Not mentioned in Bachmann’s video: her unsubstantiated claim, loudly decried by medical experts and campaign rivals alike, that Gardasil causes “mental retardation” in young girls.
Benjy Sarlin is a reporter for Talking Points Memo and co-writes the campaign blog, TPM2012. He previously reported for The Daily Beast/Newsweek as their Washington Correspondent and covered local politics for the New York Sun.