The Weekend Wonk: Is Tillerson Agent for Putin Petropower?
March 9, 2017
Ok, it’s not the weekend yet, but we have a lot to cover. Get coffee. I’ll wait.
While Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, was CEO, “Exxon has frequently and reliably actively worked against the interests of America.”
Do we expect that Rex Tillerson will change now that he is Secretary of State?
What are the implications?
If you are not watching Rachel Maddow’s series of analyses of the Russia/Putin/Trump/Tillerson nexus, you really, really, really should be.
I hope she has a bodyguard. Seriously.
Below, consider the wider implications of the GOP war on expertise. It’s not just about science.
It’s about people who know stuff. People who respect facts and truth and experience more than they respect the words of an autocrat. These are the true enemies of the Republican Party, and they are being systematically rooted out of the US government – with potentially catastrophic consequences.