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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