Dick Armitage… gone
Deputy Secretary of State Dick Armitage has said that he will resign from the State Department. He was Powell's boy – coming to State with the secretary – so one could assume Secretary-designate Rice would want her own deputy.
What sort of message does this send to France? That's not important, but I expect to hear the question asked by those in the MSM. If Chirac wants to matter, he can move to New York, run against Hillary Clinton in her '96 primary, and, if he wins, sit next to Schumer during debate.