Adopt the character of the twisting octopus, which takes on the appearance of the nearby rock. Now follow in this direction, now turn a different hue. —Therognis, Elegies
"...add to the stable of incompetents and moral cripples.." says it all.
My sense is that Tillerson was looking for an 'official' old hand (someone someone for whom official salary appears in the budget) Israel link. It would be naive to think that just because Elliot Abrams does not appear officially that those channels are inoperable. This might be regarded as an example of how the "narcissistic" is dismissed at the petulant while in reality, its driving people and dynamics underground, the better to avoid democratic processes. Call me paranoid...
How can a demon devoid of moral character, moral fiber, morals, morality, etc. be expected to choose anyone with those qualities? The emperor has no idea what a person of high moral character, integrity, self-respect, and dignity looks like as he has surrounded himself with the most base, greedy, loathsome people throughout his life...they reflect his sordid character.