Rex Tillerson is the current CEO of Exxon. He’s a likely pick as Donald Trump’s Secretary of State. You know, that job that Hillary Clinton performed so amazingly well. She had been a lawyer and a director of Walmart and, umm, politics, wasn’t it?
And so to what Tillerson does for a living. As CEO of Exxon he dos not, you might be surprised to find out, go out and help out on the rigs when they’re a bit short handed. Nor does he man the hand pumps on the weekends to make sure the oil still moves through the pipelines. His actual job is to go around the world glad handing foreign politicians so that Exxon gets to do what Exxon desires to do under reasonable conditions.
One can see why Washington DC is in meltdown at the prospect of his becoming Secretary of State. Someone with actual experience of the job under discussion? What the fuck next eh? A demand for competence in political appointees possibly? And where would that leave the Beltway Class?
The Horror, the Horror, eh?