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Susan Rice: If at first you don't succeed...

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...withdraw your name from nomination for Secretary of State, and instead, get appointed to a different position -- one that doesn't require Senate approval, public scrutiny or answers to tough questions:

Citing an “administration official familiar with the president’s thinking,” The Washington Post reported on Saturday that Rice is a heavy front-runner to become the next national security advisor after Thomas E. Donilon steps down from the job.

Rice’s decision to remove herself from contention for the secretary of state job, cleared the way for former Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton. Rice withdrew when it became clear her political troubles were not going away, and support inside the White House for her potential nomination had been waning.

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