Tillerson is no Putin stooge – but he is a potential embarrassment
Rex Tillerson’s official nomination by Donald Trump to be the next secretary of state has led to predictable outcry about having the former Exxon CEO in the White House. But most of this commentary is as malodorously confused as smoke emitted by a Texan oil refinery.
Just about the only person who hasn’t expressed an opinion is Nigel Farage, the mini-Donald, who for some reason has felt it unnecessary to give one of his warnings about Big Business influencing politics. Or have I missed it?
Tillerson isn’t necessarily a good candidate. But the confused outbursts are yet another example of how, in …read more