See dissent is patriotic.

I disagree with Matt Knee’s post earlier quoting Megan McArdle and Bryon Preston on the Rick Perry Gardasil issue.

It’s not a huge issue for me, but it’s also not a health care issue since it’s a question of the mandatory nature.

The question is does it reflect a selective big government attitude, a lack of consistency. This is a concern I have had about Perry as expressed by me earlier with regard to tort reform. Perry seems to be in favor of national tort reform because he likes the results of that federal government intrusion, instead of leaving it to the states where torts traditionally have been handled.

It’s not a deal breaker for me as to Perry, but it’s also not going to be resolved just because Gardasil is good/bad/effective/not effective.

It’s not about the Gardasil.