Should it be a surprise that Ken Cuccinelli plans to run for re-election as Attorney General?
He's done well in his time in office - issuing legal opinions and driving Democrats crazy. If he runs for another term as AG, he can keep doing that.
With Bill Bolling as a likely Republican gubernatorial candidate in 2013, there's no reason to rush ahead.
It's quite possible the senators from Virginia in 2015 will be Republicans George Allen and Bob McDonnell. Why leave a job he likes in two years to be put in a holding pattern in 2017 - finished with his term as governor and no senatorial jobs opening up.
Sure, he can work in the upcoming Palin administration. But until that offer comes, it's good he's happy as Attorney General.
And it's good liberals remain unhappy with him.