There’s an amazing story out of Dallas about Rex Tillerson, Trump’s Secretary of State nominee.
While he was CEO of Exxon/Mobil, Tillerson was picked for jury duty.
It was a case of a sexual predator and a little girl.
The jury wanted Tillerson to be the jury foreman, but Tillerson declined. “Thanks, but I decline. I’m not interested in the spotlight,” he said.
Tillerson sat like everyone else hearing the case. Then, it appeared the jury was hung. They couldn’t agree on the outcome.
So Tillerson stepped forward.
“The trial concluded, and it was time for the jury to deliberate. The story was heartbreaking, and the facts of the case were clear enough to make the majority of the jury convinced of the guilt of this sexual offender of a little girl. But the defense did a good enough job to create a couple of hold-outs. As our deliberations came to a close, it appeared we might have a hung jury.
That’s when Tillerson began to speak. Humbly, delicately and without an ounce of condescension toward those who disagreed, he began walking us all through the details of the case. I even recall being moved by his thorough explanation about the nature of doubt and the standards set forth by our justice system.
With great patience, this man who strikes multibillion-dollar deals with foreign heads of state brought our scrappy jury together — to bring a sexual predator to justice and to deliver justice for a scared and deeply wounded little girl.”
Whatever you think of Trump, he’s very good at picking people. He’s very good at picking good people.
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