Thursday's HOT MIC
It's a fair question.
Tillerson has been presiding over the wrecking of the State Department ever since he was confirmed, and he has very little else to show for his tenure. It’s safe to say that the demoralization and hollowing out of the department will just keep getting worse the longer he is in charge. The trouble is that replacing Tillerson probably won’t change any of that, because the gutting of the State Department has been and continues to be an administration priority. The person Trump chooses to replace Tillerson is likely to have the same disdain for diplomacy and diplomats that he has.
I think the author says that like it's a bad thing. But out here in the sticks, we've seen enough self-dealing and fecklessness at State to understand that you could gut the entire department and nobody outside Georgetown would ever notice.
Which lead us to the chaser...