Sorry, it's not a joke, Rick (Dancing With The Stars) Perry was really named secretary of the Department of Energy. You can't make this stuff. The poor guy flunked chemistry and other science courses in college for crying out loud. Compare that to the guy who currently runs the department.
"Barring a coup during his confirmation hearing, former Texas Governor and failed Dancing With The Stars contestant Rick Perry will head up the Department of Energy – the agency responsible for, among other important things, controlling America’s nuclear arsenal. He is, without a doubt, one of the least qualified people in the country to do it.....
.......By comparison, the current head of the Department of Energy got a PhD in theoretical physics from Stanford and was the head of the physics department at MIT when President Clinton selected him to help run the agency. Obama would eventually re-hire him to head the whole thing in 2013. He also got a seat at the table when the White House negotiated the Iran nuclear deal because he, well, actually knew a thing or two about nuclear physics and could help Obama make sense of Iran’s nuclear program. In other words, as head of his department, he was an asset to the White House."
I don't know about the rest of you, but I kind of like smart people being in important decision making positions.
Fortunately for us trump says that he is really smart, and that he really doesn't need anyone else telling him what to do. Under Herr trump the Department of Energy will be huuuge.
Anyway, there is another guy trying to work his way into trump's inner circle by bringing him some good news on the Obama birth certificate front.
"Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio plans to hold a news conference on Thursday where he will announce the “newest” revelation about his investigation into President Barack Obama’s birth certificate"
.Details of the announcement are still sketchy, at best. However, a local news outlet in Phoenix is reporting they will carry the news conference tomorrow live online at 4:00 p.m. local time. Chief Investigator Mike Zullo is reportedly also expected to appear with Arpaio at the press conference.
Last month, the 84-year-old longtime sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona lost his re-election bid to Democratic challenger Paul Penzone, who will formally take office on January 7, 2017.
President-elect Donald Trump regularly invoked Arpaio’s name on the campaign trail, essentially saying the endorsement of Sheriff Joe was indication that he would be tough on immigration.
Although, the relationship between the two men actually goes back to when Trump was a “birther” himself. Arpaio and Trump were two of the most high profile purveyors of the Obama birth certificate theory in the past. However, Trump backed away from the issue in September of this year when he admitted Obama was born in the United States." [Source]
Let's see if the president-elect will change his mind after this "revelation" from Joe Arpaio and start up his birther claims again.
The bad news for President Obama is this: Now that trump will be president with the bully pulpit, he can really try to make this birther thing stick.
*Pic from chron.com