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“Crony Capitalism Made Rick Perry Our Energy Secretary
The former Texas governor’s only experience for the job comes from stiffing the American people — and their environment. By Jim Hightower, DECEMBER 21, 2016, COLUMN, 308 WORDS
Rick Perry has taken quite a tumble since being governor of Texas. He was a twice-failed GOP presidential wannabe and then ended up being a rejected contestant on Dancing with the Stars, the television show for has-been celebrities.
But now, having kissed the ring of Donald Trump, Perry is being lifted from the lowly role of twinkle-toed TV hoofer to — get this — taking charge of our government’s nuclear arsenal.
That’s a position that usually requires some scientific knowledge and experience. But as we’re learning from Trump’s other cabinet picks, the key qualification that Trump wants his public servants to…
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