Swamp Watch – 13 December 2016

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Rick Perry is in the house! After his comeback on Dancing With the Stars, Donald Trump has chosen him as his new Secretary of Energy. Why? I suppose it’s because Perry comes from Texas, so, you know, black gold. Texas tea. The guy must know a lot about energy, right? Plus there’s the fact that Perry famously said he wanted to eliminate the Department of Energy but couldn’t remember its name. So that worked in his favor.

We’re getting near the end, here. The only open positions left in Trump’s cabinet are Agriculture and Veterans Affairs.

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