Quoted in this page: Perry was Texas’ longest-serving governor link
Perry is the longest serving governor in Texas, having served 14 years.
Quoted in this page: California’s electricity crisis amid the Enron scandal had spooked several states about following a similar path. link
After Enron imploded, many other states were spooked by deregulation.
[CNN]https://hyp.is/ToUAJsxgEeaeVDva6ADDpA/www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/views/y/2001/01/feldman.power.jan3/ (Contemporary report)
Quoted in this page: price spikes in 2005 following hurricanes Katrina and Rita link
There were price spikes after Katrina.
[Texas Tribune]https://hyp.is/mqO5MMxfEeaaQ48AmKj4yA/www.texastribune.org/2012/04/19/pat-wood-tt-interview/ (said by Pat Wood)
Quoted in this page: Perry took over the governorship in late 2000, following Bush’s White House win, link
Perry ascended to the governorship after George W. Bush's presidential win.
Quoted in this page: A Texan himself, Wood link
Pat Wood grew up in Port Arthur, Texas.
Quoted in this page: Brian Waidmann, a former top aide to George W. Bush administration Interior secretaries Dirk Kempthorne and Gale Norton link
[Archives.gov]https://hyp.is/6RthlMxaEeaE2McrfAqYHQ/research.archives.gov/id/5632430 (Gale Norton)
[Archives.gov]https://hyp.is/PNattsxbEeajiuMaReKfaw/research.archives.gov/id/7920759 (Dirk Kempthorne)
Quoted in this page: Ray Sullivan, another former top Perry aide link
Sullivan was for Cheiif of Staff for Governor Perry and communications director on his presidential campaign.
[Texas Tribune]https://hyp.is/Sn9eAMv2Eea3jiumDsD1Zw/www.texastribune.org/2011/09/02/perry-campaign-announces-top-staff/ (Chief of Staff)
[UCSB]https://hyp.is/1CsKRsv2EeaaKGvt3c5oDw/www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=97215 (Communications Director)
Quoted in this page: David Garman, an energy undersecretary in the George W. Bush DOE link
An archive of of Garman's former bio page for the Bush Administration is [here]https://hyp.is/yPxqbMv1Eea5KH9vFnoicA/georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/government/garman-bio.html
Quoted in this page: former state and federal regulator Pat Wood said link
Wood worked on the Public Utility Commission during 1990s deregulation, then later served under President Bush as FERC chairman.
[Texas Tribune]https://hyp.is/l6AN1sxcEeafPCtYA9OL2w/www.texastribune.org/2012/04/19/pat-wood-tt-interview/ (State Regulator)
[Texas Tribune]https://hyp.is/2mA-IMxcEeaR0wuybMxtfg/www.texastribune.org/2012/04/19/pat-wood-tt-interview/ (Federal Regulator)
Quoted in this page: his ride to the White House shocked the political establishment of both parties link
Both Democrats and Republicans were surprised by Donald Trump's win. See [Gallup]https://hyp.is/Cv3_dsv1Eea6pUPbtIg20w/www.gallup.com/poll/197375/trump-victory-surprises-americans-four-afraid.aspx for poll results directly after election.
Quoted in this page: Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey, the top Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee link
[Democratic Committee Page]https://democrats-energycommerce.house.gov/about-ec/meet-the-ranking-member on House.gov
[House.gov]https://hyp.is/c8sBHsvjEea_3GcJyMQjFg/pallone.house.gov/about-me/committees-and-caucuses page on Pallone
Quoted in this page: wrote this month. link
Quoted in this page: Perry unseated as the state’s agriculture commissioner in 1990 link
Hightower has since become a liberal pundit.
Quoted in this page: former MIT physicist link
This is true, however the wording is slightly off. Moniz is technically a _current_ MIT Physicist, even if acting under emeritus status. "Former" is not quite right.
[MIT Faculty page]http://web.mit.edu/physics/people/faculty/moniz_ernest.html
Quoted in this page: outgoing Secretary Ernest Moniz link
Yep, Moniz is the current secretary.
[Business Insider]http://www.businessinsider.com/energy-secretaries-before-rick-perry-2016-12/#2009-2013-stephen-chu-12 (List of all Secretaries of Energy)
Quoted in this page: drew immediate derision from the former governor’s critics link
Quoted in this page: former governor advocated during his 2012 presidential campaign link
Quoted in this page: leading the Energy Department during President Barack Obama’s first term. link
[Energy.gov]https://hyp.is/DZ1LuMvKEeaAyRcB2Q3JtQ/energy.gov/contributors/dr-steven-chu (Govt. site w/ dates served)
Quoted in this page: endured rocky relations with Congress link
[LA Times]https://hyp.is/nyPF_svJEeaAyMf99B4NbA/articles.latimes.com/2011/nov/17/business/la-fi-chu-solyndra-20111118 (congressional fight about Solyndra)
Quoted in this page: Nobel-winning physicist link
Quoted in this page: former regulators there credit him with policies that streamlined energy permits and helped drive a big expansion of wind power link
[Texas Tribune]https://hyp.is/3DGVbsvGEea_1W-AWZ1r1w/www.texastribune.org/2016/12/13/recap-rick-perrys-texas-energy-legacy/ (wind energy boom)
Quoted in this page: that oversees the security of the U.S. nuclear arsenal link
Yes, this is true.
[NNSA]https://hyp.is/DYUKjMu5EeaaFKNwprYc0Q/nnsa.energy.gov/ourmission (U.S. Government site)
Quoted in this page: federal agency he's just been tapped to lead link
Perry was chosen by Trump to be the next Secretary of DoE.
Quoted in this page: and infamously forgot the name of the Energy Department link
Video of debate:
Quoted in this page: got a "D" in a college class called "Meats" link
![Perry's Transcript, Page Two]https://html2-f.scribdassets.com/85ewun3kqo12giph/images/2-e432155d61.jpg
Validity of transcipt: [Huffington Post]https://hyp.is/5e3JpMu0Eea3d-OeaEButg/www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/05/rick-perry-college-transcript_n_919357.html
Quoted in this page: Rick Perry did the cha cha on “Dancing with the Stars,” link
Video of Dancing with the stars appearance:
Quoted in this page: Marc Palazzo, a former lobbyist for a Koch Industries subsidiary link
[LinkedIn Page]https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-palazzo-08a8472a showing Palazzo worked for Koch as public affairs rep.
Quoted in this page: But President-elect Donald Trump's team and Perry have not said definitively whether they want to ax the entire department link
Hard to prove a negative. But:
Quoted in this page: Perry stuck with the plan link
Quoted in this page: Wood, who was soon jetting off to become FERC chairman in the summer of 2001 link
Quoted in this page: Texas was in the midst of overhauling its electricity system to create a deregulated market link
Quoted in this page: Wood, who has known Perry for more than two decades link