A recent tweet-reply to my Congresscritter/Toothache Carol Shea-Porter:
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spends his first weeks isolated from an anxious bureaucracy. Inauspicious beginning:
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson takes a private elevator to his palatial office on the seventh floor of the State Department building, where sightings of him are rare on the floors below.
Fearless speculation: it's the same "private elevator" and the same "palatial office" used by Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. Somehow, the WaPo didn't manage to notice that until just now.
But what sent the progressive fingers to keyboards was:
Most of his interactions are with an insular circle of political aides who are new to the State Department. Many career diplomats say they still have not met him, and some have been instructed not to speak to him directly — or even make eye contact.
No eye contact? Who does Tillerson think he is, Katy Perry?
Matt Lee, the chief diplomatic writer for the Associated Press, calls BS on the implausible “no eye contact” rule: “This is not true and people repeating it are making it more difficult to address very real issues. I was told of this allegation – weeks ago – and checked it out.”
Also see the link in my tweet. CSP is a careless mud-thrower.