Rick Perry, the Texas governor appointed by Donald Trump to run the Energy Department, will report to work in January to a department whose name he couldn’t recall in a gaffe that effectively ended his 2012 primary campaign. A rocket scientist he is not.
John McCain’s inability to remember his number of residences (or, more accurately, Cindy’s) certainly exposes his inability to relate to ordinary Americans. Of course, the same is true of Obama, though to a less extreme extent.
Ted Rall is the political cartoonist at ANewDomain.net, editor-in-chief of SkewedNews.net, a graphic novelist and author of many books of art and prose, and an occasional war correspondent. He is the author of the biography "Trump," to be published in July 2016.