In an administration chock full of complete idiots (including the brainless moron at the top), Secretary of Energy Rick Perry may well be the biggest imbecile to ever appear in a president’s cabinet.
Just in case you forgot, back in 2011, when Perry was seeking the Republican nomination, the then-Texas Governor said he would eliminate three government agencies. He then attempted to list them:
“The third agency of government I would do away with, Education, the uh, Commerce, and let’s see. I can’t, the third one, sorry. Oops.”
Ironically, we later learned the third agency Perry drew a blank on just so happened to be the Department of Energy, which he now heads. How’s that for putting the fox in charge of the hen-house?
On Thursday, Perry once again proved that his brain is often on break when he begins talking. During a visit to a coal mine in West Virginia, Perry said he was glad to see coal being produced and that it proved the old law of supply and demand:
“Here’s a little economics lesson: supply and demand. You put the supply out there and the demand will follow.”
What you hear in the background is the sound of every economist in the world groaning and rolling their eyes at the Energy Secretary. Yeah, you just put some shit out there and demand is gonna follow. Kinda makes you wonder why exactly every single product that reaches the market doesn’t make a trillion dollars in a month.
Thankfully, in the Age of the Internet, we had lots of people who were only too happy to tell Perry what a monumental doofus he is:
Nice to know Soviet economic theory is thriving somewhere. Now just order everyone to use that coal and the command economy will take off! https://t.co/iHlFHzR1JB
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) July 6, 2017
So weird then that no one will buy all these boxer shorts for dogs I made. I guess I'll just keep kitting them.
— Doug Gerr (@DoogerDoug) July 6, 2017
That's what I said at the opening of my buggy whip factory. Put out supply and demand will follow. Right, Secretary Perry?
— DanaBlankenhorn (@danablankenhorn) July 6, 2017
Perry must have taken his Econ class at Trump U.
— Jon Goldstein (@Jgoldie2393) July 6, 2017
— Jeff ??? (@jjhparker) July 6, 2017
"If simply packaged more attractively and made available by vending machine, demand for coal will soar" – Rick Perry pic.twitter.com/q73jLpBaSK
— JKRamon (@jkramon1313) July 6, 2017
Don't be so hard on him. He probably wasn't wearing his "I'm Smart" glasses when he said it.
— Ellis Weiner (@EllisWeiner) July 6, 2017
Oh, and just so you know: Perry, as head of the Energy Department, is also partially responsible for our entire nuclear arsenal and every nuclear power plant in the United States. Sleep well, America!
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