I fixed up grammatical errors, revised some sentences, changed some punctuation and sent my thoughts about Rick Perry and the HPV vaccine to the online version of the LBJ School of Public Affairs Journal. If you want to read the same thing in a different font, it's here.
A professor summoned me to her office after class this morning to discuss my research paper proposal. She asked why I disliked Rick Perry, too. I told her it wasn't so much a dislike as a lack-of-being-impressed; that I really did think it was bold of him to alienate the republican legislature, when his lack of formal executive power requires him to be on their good side if we wants anything done on his behalf; and that even if cervical cancer isn't public health scourge, it's still a cancer whose incidence can be reduced (conceding Meredith's point that there may well be more cost-effective ways of achieving the same goal).
My professor said, "Maybe he's running for vice-president."
She said he's been mentioned as a possible running mate. Does anyone have any thoughts on the possibility of Vice-President Rick Perry?