Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry - who famously forgot that he wanted to abolish the Energy Department - has been tapped by President-elect Trump as Secretary of Energy.
Yes, the irony is both strange and delicious all at the same time.
Perry had a short-lived presidential campaign himself this last cycle, before dropping out to endorse fellow Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz. During those months, Perry called Donald Trump "a cancer on conservatism."
When the writing was on the wall, Perry eventually shifted his support to Trump saying that “I will be open to any way I can help” and that “I believe that Donald Trump should be our guy.”
Trump has chosen @GovernorPerry to lead the department he forgot in a list of agencies he wanted to abolish in 2012 https://t.co/t6JU9ajRiE pic.twitter.com/FlOxKLLhaI— POLITICO (@politico) December 13, 2016