|I knew if I started wearing these that somebody would think I was smart enough for a job.|
President-elect Donald Trump will nominate former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to serve as secretary of Energy, according to reports by CBS News and NBC News.
The former GOP presidential hopeful beat out two contenders for the Cabinet post: Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat representing West Virginia, and Ray Washburne, a Dallas investor working in oil and gas operations, CBS News reported.
On Monday, Perry attended a meeting at Trump Towers but didn't take questions from reporters.
The Energy Department is the same federal agency Perry wanted to eliminate — and then forgot to name when asked which departments he would shut down.
"I will tell you, it is three agencies of government when I get there that are gone: Commerce, Education, and — what's the third one there? Let's see," Perry said during a Republican presidential primary debate in November 2011.
Perry followed that last part up with an "Oops."
Which is exactly what every idiot who voted for Donald Trump should also be saying about now.
By the way Rick Perry is on the board of the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, which means those native American protesters better not get used to sleeping in their own beds anytime soon.
You know when I first suggested that Donald Trump was putting people in his cabinet to destroy the agencies they were responsible for I was half kidding.
This is no longer a joking matter.