Tillerson for Secretary of State

Chuck Johnson and company score a reporting coup:

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson is set to be nominated for the position of Secretary of State on Tuesday, according to a source close to the highest levels of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition team. The source tells GotNews that Trump-hating failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney is “not going to get it,” while Tillerson’s chances of being nominated are “100%.”

The public announcement of Tillerson’s nomination will come Tuesday, according to the source.

Tillerson is the chairman and president of ExxonMobil and has been CEO for nearly 11 years. He worked his way up to the top post since joining the company in 1975 as an engineer.

ExxonMobil is a multinational oil and gas corporation and one of the largest and most profitable companies in the world.

Tillerson was called the “worst Secretary of State contender” by The Washington Post for his and his company’s ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

I have no idea if it’s true or not, and I know literally nothing about Tillerson, but if the Jeff Bezos blog hates him, he can’t be all bad.

One leftist complains: “If Tillerson pick is accurate, Trump’s path is now clear. Corporate statism combined with aggressive white Christian supremacy.”

Sounds pretty good to me, so long as the corporate statism is corporate nationalism.