In a presidential debate in 2011, then-Texas governor Rick Perry, asked to name any federal agencies he would abolish if elected president, drew a blank on one of those agencies. Later, he explained that he meant to say the Department of Energy.
He said he would abolish that department if elected.
Last week President-elect Trump nominated Perry to run the department that just a few years ago Perry said shouldn’t even exist.
Is this a great country or what?