Is Trump Really Thinking Of Naming Rick "Oops" Perry Energy Secretary?
Or is Trump just enjoying humiliating Perry, the way he humiliated poor pathetic Mitt Romney by publicly dangling the Secretary of State job over his head, forcing him to prostrate himself at Trump Tower and then be photographed eating frogs' legs at a foo-foo restaurant. And to top it all off, Trump then named someone who's probably not confirmable to the post. Why would Trump do that to former Governor Perry? You forgot? Watch-- while remembering that Trump is a vindictive asshole and is proud of that aspect of his repulsive personality:
Or maybe Trump figures Perry's from Texas so he "gets" energy policy-- even though that was one of the three departments (albeit one he couldn't remember during a 2012 debate) that Perry claimed he wants to abolish.
Or maybe it's all about mutual mega-donor, Kelcy Warren. Warren, Chairman and CEO of Energy Transfer Partners-- the company putting in the North Dakota pipeline that is endangering Native American drinking water (DAPL)-- was Perry's #1 campaign contributor this year: $6,000,000. And, after Perry was driven from the race by Trump terrorizing him, he gave Trump $103,000.
Reports emanating from Trump Tower say el Presidente-elect Señor Trumpanzee's short list includes Perry, 2 red state right-wing Democratic senators, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Ray Washburne, a Dallas real estate investor and major GOP campaign contributor. Trump hung out with Washburne and Perry at the Army-Navy game in Baltimore Saturday. Tomorrow he's supposedly meeting with Manchin. He's supposedly leaning towards giving Heitkamp the Secretary of Agriculture gig and has Perry at the top of his list for Energy. I'll believe it when I see it.