In Which Rex Tillerson Speaks For All Of Us

Rex Tillerson made a joke during an international trip yesterday that sounds like more than a joke:

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that there are days where he feels like he needs to “curl up in a ball.”

“Yeah, some days I feel like I need to do that. Curl up in a ball,” Tillerson said during a visit to Geneva, Switzerland, while observing a sculpture that depicted two people curled up into a ball.

We all feel that way, Mr. Secretary.

Doug Mataconis
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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Mark Ivey says:


  2. Moosebreath says:

    We all feel the need for Rex Tillerson to curl up in a ball? No, he’s not even on my Top 10 list.

  3. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @Moosebreath: You gotta start somewhere.

  4. CSK says:

    What’s the over/under on how long he’ll last? I have no trouble at all believing he called Trump “a f@#king moron.”