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Rick Perry In Saudi Arabia Is Exactly What You Never Knew You Needed

["Cabinet secretary with a Falcon" siren wails]

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Former Dancing With the Stars contestant (and current Energy Secretary) Rick Perry was in Saudi Arabia on Monday to sign something on carbon management.

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According to the press release the two countries released, it was a memorandum on figuring out how to make fossil fuels cleaner and manage all the carbon that they produce.

It's nice that Perry gets to do something involving fossil fuels, given that's what he assumed the majority of the Department of Energy job entailed when he agreed to it. (It's mostly about nuclear weapons, just FYI.)

It must have also been a nice reunion for Perry and Saudi Minister of Energy Khalid al-Falih, both of whom went to Texas A&M University.

An honor to greet my great friend and fellow Aggie Khalid Al-Falih in our offices yesterday. @TAMU proud!

(We can only hope that the two of them met in "Meats" class.)

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But that thing he signed while in the kingdom is ALMOST CERTAINLY less likely to produce a better future for us all than these pictures that al-Falih posted on Twitter.

أشكر معالي @SecretaryPerry على هذه الزيارة الهامة ل #المملكة لدعم مسيرة التعاون بين البلدين الصديقين في مجالات… https://t.co/RzF83y39Jo

I MEAN, JUST LOOK AT THEM.

  1. Which Rick Perry picture will stay with you the longest?

    Clearly the falcon. Clearly.
    The one where Rick Perry is on Tatooine.
    BREAD.
    The Project Runway picture!

Rick Perry In Saudi Arabia Is Exactly What You Never Knew You Needed

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Which Rick Perry picture will stay with you the longest?
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    Clearly the falcon. Clearly.
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    The one where Rick Perry is on Tatooine.
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    BREAD.
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    The Project Runway picture!

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