- James C. Moore: Rick Perry, who pledged to abolish DOE as a candidate, now picked to lead it
- Being chosen by Trump positions Perry to help his friends (and donors) in the oil industry, Moore writes
James C. Moore is the co-author of "Adios Mofo: Why Rick Perry Will Make America Miss George W. Bush." Unless otherwise noted, facts here reflect that work and its research. He is a business and communications consultant who has been writing on Texas politics and policies for 40 years. The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author.
(CNN)Writing about Donald Trump and his Cabinet appointees is becoming a complicated task, because readers cannot readily discern satire from straight comedy, or even fact. But "facts," President John Adams once said, "are stubborn things."