(Cue the score of intriguing music with uplifting undertones. Enter the successful oil tycoon onto the global dance floor stage right.)
In Trump’s latest creation of a dead serious gameshow milieu, Exxon CEO and object of affection to Vladimir Putin, Rex Tillerson, is the newest appointment as Secretary of State. The immediate door prizes include a cabinet membership for at least four years and the opportunity to reestablish the US as a first-rate superpower with an intolerance for dictatorships and the spawning of terrorism. The burgeoning regime will not make it official until confirmation hearings in early 2017, but the standing and reputation of one of the most powerful business leader’s on the planet is sure to stir-up a hornet’s nest of consternation from both sides of the ledger over the coming weeks.
Tillerson will endure an obvious reduction in pay and benefits, a testament to the trend that Trump is establishing by appointing individuals who fall outside of the spectrum of existing as effective collateral for lobbying efforts and the enticement of the vigor of influence and power. Already, headlines of the decision are appearing in the mass media are marred with the hysteria spawned by the current administration and leading to phrases such as “fossil fuel advocate” as an acceptable qualifier in describing the CEO. Is the core of the Green Movement beginning the slow retreat into obscurity with the pending reality of an oil magnate within ear shot of the President?
Tillerson’s many critics, including a slew of prominent Republicans, are not taking the climate angle, but cite his affinity for Putin and other officials of the Russian government as a possible blaring red flag in the potential to weigh difficult decisions without the enticement of coercion. Supporters for the Secretary of State candidate believe that these same concerns are actually inherent strengths in facilitating improved US and Russian relations. According to Fox News, Tillerson’s four decades of experience with Exxon, including lavish stock options, may prove to be a daunting puzzle in his transformation to a politician.
As a feasible repair protocol for US foreign policy remains a priority in effectively streamlining the discovery process for a viable solution to alleviate the hemorrhaging crises of unchecked immigration and assimilation failures throughout Europe and the Aleppo disaster, finding a Secretary of State with suitable qualities and worldly experience may prove arduous. Tillerson may look the part of a leader, but stay tuned for the next episode of the Nation’s Apprentice.
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