December 12, 2016

Rex Tillerson, friend to Vladimir Putin and president of Exxon-Mobil is expected to be named by Trump as our next Secretary of State.

Speaking as someone who was closely related to a diplomat, this is devastating on so many levels. But it seems that it is to be, and so we will spend the next four years watching the world melt and descend into oil wars.

Washington Post:

Tillerson’s nomination could face intense scrutiny in the Senate, considering his years of work in Russia and the Middle East on behalf of the multinational petroleum company. GOP advisers have warned that a growing number of Republican senators may be unwilling to vote to confirm Tillerson because of his ties to Russia.

As a consolation prize, however, you can drink Mitt Romney's tears.

Wrong. Now that Trump has settled on chief executive of Exxon Mobil Rex W. Tillerson to be his secretary of state, it's clearer than ever that Trump was never planning on appointing Romney—he just wanted to rub his nose in the carpet.

Poor Mittens put a statement out on Facebook before the Tillerson news broke.

It was an honor to have been considered for Secretary of State of our great country. My discussions with President-elect Trump have been both enjoyable and enlightening. I have very high hopes that the new administration will lead the nation to greater strength, prosperity and peace.

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