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Sarah Palin: Rick Perry Has Participated In "Crony Capitalism"

Sarah Palin says she is not afraid to call out fellow Republicans when she thinks they have been "part of the problem." On Monday night, Palin accuses Republican candidate for President Rick Perry of engaging in "crony capitalism." Perry, as governor of Texas, mandated that young girls get a vaccination for the HPV virus in an executive order. Perry is criticized for this in part because of his connections to the drug manufacturer Merck.

"Michelle Bachmann pointed out that Governor Perry's former chief of staff who then went to work for a drug company who made the drug that would be required of the Texan government to mandate that our young daughters would have to be inoculated against a potential disease from this company that his former chief of staff was lobbying for. That is crony capitalism. That's part of the problem we have in this country. People are afraid, even within our own party to call one another out on that. True reform and fighting the corruption and fighting the crony capitalism is a tough thing to do within your own party. You have to go up against the big guns. And they will try to destroy you, when you call them out on the mistakes that they have made. Believe me I know that. I have the bumps and bruises to prove it, because that's what I've been doing the last 20 years, local, state then on the VP trail, different levels of government, calling out the corruption in government. Michelle Bachmann tried to make that point tonight," Palin told Greta on FOX News.

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