Texas governor mandates VD vaccine

In a move sure to ignite controversy on many fronts, Texas governor Rick Perry has ordered schools to require that girls receive a vaccine for a sexually transmitted virus. The vaccine is manufactured by Merck, which has spent lots of money lobbying for mandates such as this. “One of the drug company’s three lobbyists in Texas is Mike Toomey, his former chief of staff.” Parents can opt out for religious and philosophical reasons. How ’bout price? It costs $360!