Rick Perry’s problem remembering the name “Energy Department” hasn’t subsided despite the fact he is now confirmed as its newest Secretary.

As was widely reported during the 2012 Presidential Election, Rick Perry promised to abolish 3 government departments in a primary debate, and famously couldn’t remember the name “Energy Department.”

In what Presidential historians called “the most ironic cabinet appointment ever”, Perry was nominated to lead the Energy department, even as he admitted to little understanding of what it did and after his stance that it should be abolished altogether.

Trying to win the confidence of Energy Department employees, Secretary Perry called an all staff meeting where he reportedly said, “I am so proud and so humbled to lead the Department of…of…oh, god, not this again.  Oops.”

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