Perry was left a clueless, stuttering mess in front of millions of viewers in a performance that haunts him to this very day.
Anyhoo, the agency he forgot he wanted to eliminate was the Department of Energy.
After the debate debacle Perry would drop out of the race and later chalk up his poor performance to, i'm not kidding, being under the influence of painkillers due to a ailing back.
While still in the race Perry didn't take kindly to Trump's campaigning style and correctly assessed the real estate magnate's presence in the race as such...
"He is without substance when one scratches below the surface. He offers a barking carnival act that can be best described as Trumpism: A toxic mix of demagoguery and mean-spiritedness and nonsense that will lead the Republican Party to perdition if pursued,” Perry said. “Let no one be mistaken — Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism, and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded."
So naturally Perry endorsed him when he dropped out.
After Perry gave up on his presidential dreams he had some free time on his hands and decided to take a spin on "Dancing With The Stars". Little did he know that he was actually dancing straight towards a prime spot in "President Cancer's" cabinet.
YES, President-elect Donald Trump has tapped former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to head none other than the unforgettable Department of Energy!!!!!
If confirmed, Perry would preside over the department that oversees everything from funding energy research and providing loans for alternative energy efforts, to tracking and analyzing American energy production and consumption, to securing the safety of America's nuclear weapons.
In any event Rick sure is lucky he wasn't elected back in 2008 because he would have eliminated the very agency he couldn't remember he wanted to scrap that Donald Trump just nominated him to lead... Ummm, yeah, something like that.
The current energy secretary, Ernest Moniz, is an actual nuclear physicist.
The appointment of Rick Perry would be a decided step backwards in the intellect department... Though Moniz is a famed scientist he reportedly does not own a pair of Rick Perry style "smart" glasses...