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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

As Dr. Okun said in Independence Day, "Mr. President! Wow! This is... what a pleasure. As you can imagine, they... they don't let us out much."



Yesterday, the Secretary of Energy was summoned to present the President's latest week: Energy.

Across the nation, American perked up, and ancient prophecies were retold:

Ars Technica reports:
Perry is also a supporter of nuclear energy. “No clean energy portfolio is truly complete without nuclear power,” Perry added this afternoon. Research into advanced nuclear reactors and small modular reactors, he said, would be “a game changer.” The secretary was vague on details about how exactly the Department of Energy (DOE) would boost the ailing nuclear energy industry—this year, major reactor builder Westinghouse suffered a bankruptcy—but he did offer a few ideas. “One of the things we want to do at Department of Energy is make nuclear energy cool again” to young people who might want to study it, Perry said.
Mostly, Perry came across as a garrulous but entertaining dolt, assuring reporters he is all in for, if cut out of, his department's budget:
The $28 billion budget proposal, which Perry made clear to senators he did not write, would slash funding for energy efficiency, renewable energy and basic science, and would also eliminate research for advanced energy technologies, according to the Associated Press.
The Secretary has never discussed one of the most important issues in his portfolio with his boss (who has been too busy not discussing how to prevent a second Russian cyberattack):
Perry had so much fun he wouldn't get out of the way so Sarah Huckabee Sanders could get back to insulting the press corps:


This was about when Perry started talking about legalizing pot in Colorado.

Perry was finally dragged offstage, as reporters cried, "Come back! Come back!" and one viewer summed up The Rick Perry Energy Experience:

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