Donald Trump has appointed former Texas Governor Rick Perry Secretary of Energy. Perry is a great choice for Energy, but frankly, he would be a terrific choice for just about any executive branch position. Rick Perry is perhaps the most successful governor of modern times; his track record as an administrator is unexcelled. Give Perry a department, and he will run it well.
Liberals fear that as Secretary of Energy, Perry will favor fossil fuels over “green” energy. I certainly hope so, but that may not turn out to be part of his job. In any event, it will be far better to have Rick Perry running the Department of Energy than the ridiculous Steven Chu, who wanted Americans to pay $8 per gallon of gasoline, and who completely failed to understand America’s vast fossil fuel resources.
Trump also will nominate Congressman Ryan Zinke of Montana as Secretary of the Interior, although it is not yet clear that Zinke will accept the nomination. Zinke, a former Navy SEAL, is detested by liberals for all the right reasons:
He advocates greater use of public lands for energy production such as oil and natural gas.
Zinke has prioritized development of oil, gas and other resources on public lands and has advocated for state control of energy development on federal lands, a stance that some environmental groups say threatens national parks.
All good. This adds entertainment value:
Zinke attracted attention in the 2014 campaign for calling Hillary Clinton “the antichrist.”
“Do I really believe that she is the antichrist? That answer would be ‘no,'” Zinke said in an interview with The Associated Press. “But I do get a little emotional about Benghazi, and I like the rest of America want answers.”
Then there’s this:
During his re-election campaign, Democrats attempted to label Zinke as a radical conservative who would sell off federal lands to private interests or transfer them to state control.
That would be a good thing, but Zinke says the charge is false. Zinke has no real track record as an administrator, but, like all of Trump’s appointments, he is sure to be a vast improvement on anyone selected by
the Antichrist Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump continues to impress.