Rick Perry Expected To Resign | Talking Points Memo

Another one bites the dust.

In the wake of Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) sending a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry about his U.S.-Ukrainian dealings, a resignation is reportedly in the cards for the Trump administration official who has largely flown under the radar prior to the scandal.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/?p=1253713
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Good Riddance to another Corrupt+Greedy Thugs-R-Us member!

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Remember when this jackass could arguably be called the dumbest national figure in the republican party?

Oh, those were the days.

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I’m laughing for three reasons.

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HahahahaHH!

Took me a few seconds, but I definitely got it in less than a minute.

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If Rick “Good Hair” Perry* leaves, how will we be able to tell?

*h/t to Molly Ivins

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Perry should leave now. As in asap. If only to save what little reputation he hss.

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I guess Rick feels the need to spend more time with his family. The decision might not have had anything to do with his role in the Ukrainian scandal but I bet he speeds up his departure because of it.

Rick Perry was always an odd duck for the job. Obama appointed a top level scientist to head the energy department. Trump appointed one of the three Republicans dumber than him for the job.

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I always thought of Perry s one of those total sycophants who was willing to sell his soul for a piece of the power pie. When I heard he was leaving the regime last night, I thought something must be really, really damaging if Perry’s willing to jump ship.

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When the lightbulb goes on for this dimwit, you know they’re on the slippery slope. Look out below!

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Which means that the Ukraine scandal is the singular reason that Perry is leaving, he’s not going to make it until November, and we’re about to learn a lot more about his role in all of it.

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All true. Shit’s already done splashed on the Rickster.

Rick%20Perry%20dancing

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If it isn’t Ukraine, then Rick must have just found out he’s worked long enough to get a nice federal pension to add to his Texas statehouse and governor pensions. Hopefully the energy industry says thanks, no thanks to Perry grifting off of it.

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Well, to be fair, an incredibly large amount of shit did hit an incredibly huge fan. It’s hard to imagine that anyone, even in the most distant recesses of the acting administration, didn’t pick up a significant splatter.

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Politico had an article recently about oil industry dissatisfaction with the trump administration - Perry may also be trying to generate some distance between himself and trump in order to protect his future for gravy-train jobs in the oil industry.

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/09/27/in-private-oil-industry-laments-few-wins-under-trump-006173

Essentially, oil industry executives expected rapid changes that would give them everything they wanted - but plenty of lawsuits have slowed these changes to a crawl. And in a few areas they aren’t happy with what trump is doing (gutting methane release regulations for one)

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Oops

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Okay. Perry, Carson and who else? It’s not that I can’t think of anyone else. I can’t narrow it down to less than about 30.

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He’s going to be able to work up his routines in an 11x7 space, assuming he can put the cot against the wall.

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Oops. Give me my percocet!

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You’d be hard pressed to top Louie Gohmert.

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