Michele Bachmann finally figured out the public's problem with her opposition to the HPV vaccine: Not enough branding!
So, in the tradition of "Obamacare," her favorite word for Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Michele has coined the term "Perrycare" to refer to Rick Perry's attempt to keep little girls in Texas from getting cervical cancer. This is probably the first time Rick Perry has ever been associated with the word "care."
Bachmann's using the term in a new e-mail blast, and it also features in a cheaply-made campaign video that pretty much makes it look like she's been kidnapped, and is being held in the lobby of a dentist's office.
[jump] "I believe that parents are the ones who should decide whether or not our young daughters should receive injections for sexually transmitted diseases," Bachmann says. "I think these are decisions that are best left to parents, to our children, to their doctors."
To our children? What? "Hey Jennie, I know you're only 10, but what do you think we should do about that stomachache? Your call."
Then comes the line that tries to link Rick Perry to Barack Obama in the viewers' minds.
"Whether it's Obamacare, or whether it's Perrycare, I oppose any governor or president who mandates a family's healthcare choices, and in turn, violates the rights of parents on these issues."
So, there you have it. This it the end for Rick Perry. We all remember how Tim Pawlenty coming up with "Obamneycare" sank Mitt Romney, forced Barack Obama's impeachment trial, and shot Pawlenty right to the top of the Republican presidential field.
Here's the awful video, which must've literally taken several minutes to produce, and cost about $3.50 to make.