Negroponte leaving intelligence to go to State

This is a shocker. John Negroponte, Director of National Intelligence, is leaving his post to become deputy secretary of state! Does the need at Foggy Bottom outweigh the need for continuity at intelligence, w/c has major problems??? He's been DNI less than two years! Couldn't Condie find someone else?

I say the administration is its usual stupid self to be playing this shell game and Negroponte is selfish to put his ambition above our country's welfare. They're all calling it a step down but why else would he take the job if not to position himself to eventually head State? That's his goal in life, isn't it? Career diplomat, yada, yada...