Lying politicians certainly aren't anything new, but it's not everyday that someone is willing to put their money where their mouth is and call these politicians out.
A Bioethicist named Art Caplan seems to have had enough of Michelle Bachmann's outright lies, and he's decided to put up $10,000 if she can prove her latest claim that the HPV vaccine, which helps prevent cervical cancer, can cause mental retardation. There is currently no medical evidence to support this claim, and Bachmann is basing her opinion on a story she heard from a mother who says the vaccine triggered mental retardation in her daughter.
If Bachmann chooses to accept the challenge, and she can't have at least three reputable doctors back up her claims, she'll have to donate $10,000 to the charity of Caplan's choice.
Bachmann hasn't responded to e-mails or phone calls from Caplan, and it seems unlikely she will accept the challenge. Read the full article.