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Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:42 PM

Tillerson: "I didn't want this job."

http://ijr.com/2017/03/814687-trumps-diplomat/

Lots of good info in this article about Tillerson's "approach" to diplomacy. This nugget is way down.



“I didn’t want this job. I didn’t seek this job.” He paused to let that sink in.

A beat or two passed before an aide piped up to ask him why he said yes.

“My wife told me I’m supposed to do this.”

After watching the contortions of my face as I tried to figure out what to say next, he humbly explained that he had never met the president before the election. As president-elect, Trump wanted to have a conversation with Tillerson “about the world” given what he gleaned from the complex global issues he dealt with as CEO of Exxon Mobil.

“When he asked me at the end of that conversation to be secretary of state, I was stunned.”

When Tillerson got home and told his wife, Renda St. Clair, she shook her finger in his face and said, “I told you God’s not through with you.”

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Reply Tillerson: "I didn't want this job." (Original post)
RedWedge Mar 2017 OP
Renew Deal Mar 2017 #1
sunonmars Mar 2017 #34
mshasta Mar 2017 #2
msongs Mar 2017 #3
chillfactor Mar 2017 #4
Initech Mar 2017 #5
kairos12 Mar 2017 #18
HipChick Mar 2017 #6
Johonny Mar 2017 #49
Hortensis Mar 2017 #50
Bleacher Creature Mar 2017 #7
Jonny Appleseed Mar 2017 #8
NCjack Mar 2017 #9
Caliman73 Mar 2017 #10
Wellstone ruled Mar 2017 #11
Alice11111 Mar 2017 #16
Wellstone ruled Mar 2017 #22
Alice11111 Mar 2017 #23
Wellstone ruled Mar 2017 #24
Alice11111 Mar 2017 #26
oasis Mar 2017 #12
ProudLib72 Mar 2017 #13
AgadorSparticus Mar 2017 #14
Initech Mar 2017 #20
Post removed Mar 2017 #15
Binkie The Clown Mar 2017 #21
Buns_of_Fire Mar 2017 #25
DesertRat Mar 2017 #47
kairos12 Mar 2017 #17
ecstatic Mar 2017 #19
alwaysinflux Mar 2017 #27
Ilsa Mar 2017 #32
Warpy Mar 2017 #28
JI7 Mar 2017 #29
democratisphere Mar 2017 #30
Warren DeMontague Mar 2017 #31
Blue_Roses Mar 2017 #33
VOX Mar 2017 #35
jeanmarc Mar 2017 #36
Hokie Mar 2017 #37
hatrack Mar 2017 #38
Tanuki Mar 2017 #39
dalton99a Mar 2017 #40
Mr. Ected Mar 2017 #41
HAB911 Mar 2017 #42
Vinca Mar 2017 #43
FSogol Mar 2017 #44
Baitball Blogger Mar 2017 #45
MoonRiver Mar 2017 #46
demmiblue Mar 2017 #48

Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:45 PM

1. Trump picked Russia's approved man

Trump wanted a guy that was acceptable to the Russian's that wouldn't get in the way. He found his guy.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 06:30 AM

34. precisely this, he's another russian agent.

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:47 PM

2. No is not

God that it was talking is the freaking devil




And if you don't want the job fuking leave already......same with the other fuc..er.
Like the American people should be grateful to have them

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:47 PM

3. god is not through with you....frightening nt

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:47 PM

4. oh God is through with him..

he is useless in this job.......it is his wife who wants the prestige.....sounds like tillerson is wrapped around his wife's apron string...poor baby.

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:48 PM

5. My wife!!!!



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Response to Initech (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 01:11 AM

18. LOL. Tillerson is second best Oilman Putin bootlicker in Amerika. Borat speaks.

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:48 PM

6. Putin chose him..

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Response to HipChick (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 12:49 PM

49. +1

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Response to HipChick (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 12:54 PM

50. Putin proposed through channels, Rump disposed. Businessmen

who confuse their profiteering with serving god's will are disgusting, and at that level scary.

I do think we still do not know just how small, limited a man Tillerson may be OR what ability and character he might have to rise to serve his nation.

Not an admirer, don't expect to be impressed, afraid will be enraged, but just don't know.

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:54 PM

7. I agree with Rex!!!

I don't want him to have that job either!!

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:54 PM

8. So Vlad gave him a name and Donny put on a shitty routine to give him SoS?

 

Thank god Tillerson was fucking stupid amiright Donny? A moron could've seen through that flimsy excuse. "Why would anyone offer an exxon CEO SoS? Oh... wait... Don't I have a friend of Russia award?"

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:57 PM

9. He didn't want the job. We don't want him in the job.

Rex, make yourself and us happy.

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:57 PM

10. Throwing the BULLSHIT flag....

on this pile of manure. "I didn't want this job..." what a load of crap. He saw dollar signs just like Trump and Putin did. They are all full of shit.

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 12:14 AM

11. Give the Guy 90 days and he out the door.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 01:05 AM

16. I think he will resign after a respectable period of time.

How would you like a job being DTs stooge to the world, when the whole world knows he has no authority. He is used to running the 1st or 2nd largest company in the world. He looks like he hates it. Anyone would.
Everyone knows the real Sec of State now is Kushner.

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Response to Alice11111 (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 01:32 AM

22. I think he figured out he was

being used by the Trump Crime Family as a pawn to keep the Feds from the front door.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #22)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 01:36 AM

23. Or just a stooge while only Kushner has authority.

He knows it now. He is waiting for an opportunity, medical, whatever, spend more time w his family...though his wife pushed him into it.

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Response to Alice11111 (Reply #23)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 01:42 AM

24. Once his wife figures out how he is being used,

she will drop the hammer.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #24)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 02:23 AM

26. Good idea

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 12:17 AM

12. "God's not through with your poisoning of the planet".

"Noah.....Noah, forget the ark, build me an oil tanker".

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 12:20 AM

13. Is this an excuse to tell Kim Jong Un?

I didn't want the job, but my wife told me that God wanted me to accept.

Seriously, he is supposed to work out complex diplomatic solutions by eliciting God's help through his wife? Does he have a magic 8 ball to use on less serious matters?

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 12:40 AM

14. HIS WIFE MADE HIM DO IT?!?!?!! C'moooooon, that has to be the lamest excuse ever!

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Response to AgadorSparticus (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 01:15 AM

20. As the late, great Marcia Wallace said "Pretty lame, Milhouse!"

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Wed Mar 22, 2017, 01:25 AM

21. So Trump grabbed him by the pussy whip? n/t

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Response to Post removed (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 01:49 AM

25. Pussy Whip can be found in your grocer's dairy section, next to the Cool Whip.

I think it's a dessert topping for cats. Or a floor wax.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 10:38 AM

47. I don't think you know what that expression means. nt

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 01:09 AM

17. He got the job because he's already got the Hero of the Soviet Union medal from Putin.

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 01:13 AM

19. Likely story

Not!

He's a snake overseeing the dismantling of our state department.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 02:26 AM

27. I read somewhere

That the state dept firings weren't his choice. Maybe he's so media shy because he's in way way over his head and is embarrassed.

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Response to alwaysinflux (Reply #27)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 06:14 AM

32. It all makes me wonder how he became

CEO of Exxon Mobile if he doesn't assert control over his dept.

I'm wondering if he also hates the degree of travel required by this job.

But more than anything, I think he's ready to distance himself from the people likely to be thrown into prison or at least disgraced.

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 03:29 AM

28. Then it's incumbent on you to resign, Tillerson

and hope by chance he manages to find one from Central Casting who knows what the job is and intends to do it without having to cozy up to the Russians.

Hint, Buddy, the government is not a corporation and can't be run like one, no matter what your boss thinks. And Renda is too god addled to give anyone sound advice, by the looks of it.

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 04:36 AM

29. i wonder if Putin or others connected with Putin told Tillerman to take it also

 

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 06:08 AM

30. Got to love our Putin appointed Secretary of State.

What an unbelievable mess!

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 06:11 AM

31. Amateur hour in the Oval Office continues.

Boy, oh boy, talk about "winning"

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 06:24 AM

33. Hillary has got to be to laughing her ass off

over this. Well, at least snickering. These clowns can't hold a candle to her. And all that BS Trump was spewing about a woman being weak...give me a break...

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 06:45 AM

35. Rex the Wonder Lap-Dog: "God IS through with me."

The only logical (!) statement he must have made at some point. Otherwise, why is da missus saying, "I told you...etc."

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 06:48 AM

36. A guy like that doesn't take a job because his wife coached him. It's BS.

I only think he took it to get those sanctions gone and let the Exxon deal go through. He's rich enough though. I don't understand these people. They are reptiles.

Tillerson, resign. Go to the beach. Have some fun. Don't pretend to be Secretary of State as you suck at it. And this country could use a Secretary of State.

I hate nearly everyone of these appointments. They are terrible.

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 07:26 AM

37. What a nauseating puff piece

I suppose this is what passes for journalism on the far right.

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 07:32 AM

38. So, pin it on the Putative Vaporous Sky Fairy? Grow the fuck up, Rex . . .

Let's not pay any attention to the character of the venal clown in office, and the band of racist, corrupt fucks he's surrounded himself with, or the fact that he takes daily swims in a sea of lies.

Let's not pay attention to your total lack of interest in a job offered by someone you had never met.

No, no! Let your wife's finger-shaking invocation of Teh Duhvine Plannnn be the deciding factor.

You ignorant, self-important BUFFOON.

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 07:42 AM

39. Erin McPike, author of the article, was the only journalist Tillerson

allowed to accompany him on the plane on his recent Asia trip, much to the consternation of veteran reporters with far more experience and knowledge of the region and world affairs. McPike was said to have been elevated to this because,of a piece she had recently done on the same right-wing media platform in which she pretty much uncritically passed along the glowing image that Tillerson’s p.r. spokesman wanted to propagate. I would keep this in mind in reading what she says about Tillerson or any other subject.

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 07:46 AM

40. Yeah, his wife also forced him to climb the corporate ladder at ExxonMobile

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 07:48 AM

41. Trump just asked him a few questions about his world view

And BOOM, offered him the job.

The lack of critical thinking in making his cabinet appointments is enough to make you want to scream.

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 07:50 AM

42. There are pills for hearing voices in her head

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 07:52 AM

43. God needs to sue for slander.

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 08:10 AM

44. The Lazy rich. For once in his life, sycophants aren't clapping him on the back or giving him stuff

He's expected to work for once and it bugs him.

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 09:37 AM

45. Don't blame it on God.

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 09:40 AM

46. Low energy. SAD!

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 12:37 PM

48. Then, by all means, resign. n/t

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