A Texas Governor could be forgiven forgetting the tricky words "Energy Department," as Texas has few energy resources, energy-related jobs, energy income, and little energy history.
I checked Perry's official state website today, and found only the top news story at the opening of the page is about the oil and gas pipeline industry.
Moreover, only one of seven "Initiatives" buttons on the site is called "Energy."Monday, November 07, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Press ReleaseGov. Perry Announces TEF Investment in Flexsteel Pipeline Technologies to Create 130 Jobs in Baytow
With this ambiguous, forgettable introduction that mentions "energy" only four times in three sentences :
So cut the guy some slack. End of statement. Period.