Michele Bachmann finally gets a chance to prove the naysayers wrong. And she can earn money for charity, to boot!
It seems that a bioethicist named Art Caplan is challenging the perpetually fact-challenged representative from Minnesota to prove her televised claim about a woman who told her after Tuesday’s Tea Party debate that her daughter became mentally retarded after receiving an injection of Gardisil. Never mind, of course, that the injection against HPV is usually given at age 11 or 12, which is hardly the time of onset of mental retardation. But I digress. As we know with Bachmann, facts can be such pesky things.
Nevertheless, Caplan says he will donate $10,000 to Bachmann’s charity of choice if she can find the elusive tween or teenager who became mentally damaged after being injected with Gardisil. “It’s ethically obscene,” Caplan said. “The stakes are too high to try to get political advantage by putting young women’s lives at risk.”
Ok, Michele, the battle is now joined. You can sock it to the liberals in the media once and for all by proving that your assertions are not merely the wild and unsubstantiated ramblings of a nut case. And, you can do it with science, proving also that the GOP is not a coterie of anti-science zealots living in the 18th Century.
Go for it, Michele. You can kill two birds with one stone.