Rick Perry signed excercise mandate for students

Rick Perry has taken a lot of heat from conservatives for issuing an executive order in February of 2007 requiring Texas girls to receive the HPV vaccination and has since admitted that he erred in mandating the vaccine. But that same year — just six months later — Perry signed “a bill that required each student to engage in ‘moderate or vigorous physical activity … throughout the school year,'” the Huffington Post reports. The measure may further undercut Perry’s attacks against Mitt Romney’s individual health insurance mandate and his previous claims that it is akin to socialism.

Karl Singer