Entry: Did you know this about Condoleezza Rice? Monday, April 12, 2004



Bush isn't the only member of his Administration with strong oil ties.  Condoleezza Rice served on the board of Chevron for nine years and had a Chevron oil tanker named after her.

The tanker doesn't fly under a U.S. flag, though.  It's registered in the Bahamas, one of several countries which offer low tax rates and extremely minimal inspections to all comers.  Not that that was Rice's personal decision, though, I'm sure.

Chevron had the ship renamed in April 2001.  Was it to stop the perception of a too-cozy connection to the W. Bush White House?  Who knows, but that's what it sure seems like.

I didn't know that until I heard it somewhere on the radio.  I looked it up, and sure enough, there it is.

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