In a radio interview today, Michele Bachmann was pressed ever so slightly by Sean Hannity about an anecdote she keeps re-telling that suggests Gardasil, an HPV vaccine that Rick Perry tried to make mandatory for Texan preteens, can cause “mental retardation.” Is that an actual side effect of Gardasil?
You know who else is busy? Voters. That’s why it’s wrong for a presidential candidate to tell them that Rick Perry tried to infect their kids with mental retardation.
Earlier: Debunking Michele Bachmann’s HPV Vaccine Anecdote
Hannity Asks Bachmann About Gardasil-“Mental Retardation” Claim: “Is That One Of The Side Effects Of This? Because I’ve Not Heard That” [Media Matters]