Yesterday it was reported that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson allegedly used the alias “Wayne Tracker” in emails to discuss climate change issues while he was the chief executive of ExxonMobil. The accusation was levied by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who is looking into whether the company hid info from investors and the general public about the link between climate change and fossil fuels.
Last night on his show, Stephen Colbert skewered Tillerson’s patently ridiculous alias by reading passages from a book about the rip-roaring adventures of Mr. Wayne Tracker. So of course he donned a cowboy hat and had steely guitar licks accompanying him, because what says “Wayne Tracker” more than that? A sturdy Texas accent, which he also trotted out.