No surprise
Jan 11, 2017 | 11091 views | 0 0 comments | 510 510 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

Is anyone surprised that Donald Trump chose Rick Perry to head the Department of Energy? The same Rick Perry who couldn't remember during a 2011 presidential debate that the Energy Department was one of the three government agencies he wanted to eliminate.

If confirmed, Perry will replace Ernest Moniz, a nuclear physicist. Moniz succeeded Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning atomic physicist. Perry's most recent gig? Contestant on “Dancing With The Stars.”

Another excellent choice by Trump!

And the Republican-controlled congress got right to work, finding something more important to tackle than repealing what they call the "Obamacare debacle."

Gun reform? No. Fighting Isis? No. Improving Americas infrastructure? No. Conducting hearings on Obama's appointee to the Supreme Court? Please, don't make me laugh.

No, Republicans in Congress had a “closed-door vote" to neuter the Independent Office of Congressional Ethics created more than a decade ago. But after an uproar from Democrats and some "decent" republicans, they backed down, for now.

Basically, Republicans wanted to police themselves. It's called transparency, but evidently the only thing that is transparent is the lack of respect Republicans show for the intelligence of their constituents.

Is anyone really surprised?

Sincerely,

Robert LaRosa

Whitestone
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