Trump’s Pick for Energy Secretary Should Just Say No
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry didn’t simply fail to recall the name of the Department of Energy in a past presidential debate, he failed Science.
According to his Texas A&M University transcripts, as reported by Joe DePaolo in Trump’s Energy Secretary Choice Rick Perry Flunked A Chemistry Course In College, MediaITE, December 14, 2016, “In the spring of 1970, he flunked Organic Chemistry II. He also got a C in physics, and a number of other C’s and D’s.”
Perry may be light on facts, but he’s also light on his feet. Suffice it to say, this sparkle-suited climate denier did better on Dancing with The Stars than he did in college. But how will he fare when faced with a determined, increasingly vocal scientific community? Based on Perry’s academic record, it looks like an experiment that’s bound to fail. Of course, academics are not always a true measure. Other factors in life might contribute to a person’s success or failure in performing a particular job.
In 13 Times It Sure Seemed Like Rick Perry Was High as a Kite on Drugs, Raw Story, June 15, 2015, Katie Halper chronicles all the Perry ‘Oops’ moments captured on video. Watch them and decide for yourself.
Perhaps the Democrats in Congress should stipulate drug testing as part of the confirmation process? Having suggested Hillary Clinton take a drug test before the second presidential debate, Trump can surely have no objection. Indeed, Perry himself has proposed drug testing for welfare recipients, prompting Texas State Representative, Trey Martinez Fischer [D-San Anotonio] to suggest that then Governor Perry be drug tested himself.
Drug Test Rick Perry, Says Texas Democrat, Arthur Delaney, Huffington Post, November 16, 2012.