Been a while since I post in the Politics section... here we go! www.kfoxtv.com/news/10916595/detail.html I doubt Perry bypassed the legislature out of his "good-willed" intention for vaccinating the children of Texas. Rather its the $$$ from Merck he received during his re-election campaign. Sickens me. If there is one thing I hate more than needles, it's government WITH needles. This is bothering the hell out of me. Funny a lot of my conservative friends are bothered by Perry's move (whom they voted for), but for different reasons. My issues: At $360.00 a pop, this is an expensive undertaking. Schools are a place of education, not vaccination. I get the chills. I understand people are required to take tetanus, hepatitis, measles and other vaccines to be admitted in school... and that bothers me too. So I guess this is just one more to the list? What is next? Let us fall down the slippery slope... Some have said this drug "promotes promiscuity," but teenagers do not need encouragement. I am not knockin' the drug. I am pleased to see we can prevent such things. But get the shot on your own.