Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Rex Tillerson and the Unraveling of the State Department

Jason Zengerle, New York Times; see also.

Under Secretary of State (Public Diplomacy)
Irwin GoldsteinUpon Senate confirmation
(Sent to Senate; 09/29/17)
In the past few months, the pace of nominations for the State Department has picked up. But even so, few of the nominees have qualifications that match those of their predecessors. For instance, Tillerson’s nominee for under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs ... is a New York City marketing executive named Irwin Steven Goldstein who once worked at the same company as Peterlin’s [Margaret Peterlin, Tillerson's Chief of Staff] husband. ...

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