I was interested by this CNN take on the Romney vs Tillerson Secretary of State issue. Rex Tillerson would not have been my first choice for Secretary of State (I doubt I would have considered him at all), but I do not believe that President Elect Trump's decision was capricious. Concerning might be a better way to describe it--in that it exposes some of the different fractions and forces trying to influence Donald Trump's decisions.
Mr. Tillerson will face some questions and presumably his confirmation hinges on his answers. Mark Levin and Conservative Review has some pretty substantive criticism of Rex Tillerson. There are issues here (especially for me on Tillerson's support of a carbon tax) that give me real pause. But I also recognize why lots of public companies tend to go center left and politically correct on social issues (that does not make it right, but I understand it). In Tillerson's defense, there is this story.
Yes, Levin is right that Tillerson is the GOPe pick. That is troublesome, but he is the President Elect's pick. Powerline gives some good advice on this--we should wait and see how Tillerson responds to questions at the confirmation hearing. I hope he gets fair but tough questions.
While I may end up disagreeing strongly about this selection, picking Tillerson certainly does not mean Trump is a "unloyal American." That breathless over the top statement came from failed third party presidential candidate Evan McMullin. You would expect that sort of statement from the delusional left. We should criticize Trump when he wrong and congratulate him when he is right. Even Erick Erickson is willing to give Trump a chance (perhaps #NeverTrumper Neil Stevens will ban him).
EBL: John Bolton, Mitt Romney, and Rex Tillerson at State
Instapundit: Kissinger likes Tillerson (is that supposed to reassure us), Brand choice?, What Brand Choice?, Head Fake?, Game of Thrones, So Vox and Bernie were right?
Wombat: Mark Steyn: A note to my readers (and would be viewers) and Twitchy: Chris Hayes
defends sick Trump incest joke