Remember when Susan Rice was being pilloried by Congressional Republicans before she was even nominated for Secretary of State? There was much speculation by the punditariat that the reason for the GOP's rabid attacks on Ms. Rice was that they really, really wanted John Kerry to get that post, thereby freeing-up his Senate seat for their boy Scott Brown to win in the special election ...

Well, oopsie! ...

It probably was expecting a bit much of someone to run three Senate campaigns in four years (or four campaigns in five, if he wanted to actually have the seat full-time) ...

Ah, the best-laid plans ...