How is everyone doing? Not OK? Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one. And now that this nightmare is a reality, all of the idiots are coming out of the woodwork to join in the party. Enter fervent Donald Trump supporter Sarah Palin, who is already picking out a job for herself in his upcoming administration. Her pick? She’d like to run the Department of Energy for a short while.
And then eliminate it. Off to a promising start, eh, America?
Only one small problem, though. It seems that Sarah Palin has no idea what the Department of Energy actually does. In an interview with CNN she said:
“I think a lot about the Department of Energy, because energy is my baby: oil and gas and minerals, those things that God has dumped on this part of the Earth for mankind’s use instead of us relying on unfriendly foreign nations.
“I’d get rid of it. And I’d let the states start having more control over the lands that are within their boundaries and the people who are affected by the developments within their states. If I were in charge of that, it would be a short-term job, but it would be really great to have someone who knows energy and is pro-responsible development to be in charge.”
Except that the Department of Energy has nothing to do with any of those issues. Their tasks include maintaining and running the country’s nuclear program, operating national labs, and overseeing energy research and development.
Sarah, what you’re really looking for is to be in charge of the Department of the Interior. They’re the department that oversees drilling for oil and natural gas on federal lands and offshore. Not to mention, you can’t actually abolish a department on your own.
But you know, she would actually need to know something about our federal government and laws to realize that.
Off to a great start. Way to go, America.
Watch Sarah Palin’s CNN interview here:
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