Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

WORD HAS IT THAT MOSCOW AMBASSADOR BOB STRAUSS IS not happy in his work. His former Washington law partners believe that a weary and frustrated Strauss will be back with them by year's end. But he won't drop the position until after November to avoid seeming disloyal to President Bush. On an even stickier point: it would look bad for him, as former Democratic National Chairman, to jump ship from the Bush Administration and show up helping the Democrats in the fall. So Strauss will have to stay put for now and be weary and frustrated for just a bit longer.

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