Waiting Game

Hillary's Successor Could Come Soon

New York Gov. David Paterson's choice to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate will be made public “right after the inauguration,” he told WFAN. "I would probably have done it this weekend, but I just kind of decided I didn't want to trample on Senator Clinton's ability to come back and say farewell to her constituents nor... the inauguration," he explained. "My job is not to pick the person who is popular today," he added. "It's the person who is going to be popular in 2010, when they run for re-election." But has he made up his mind? “He was leaning toward one person, but he has shifted to another," a source who knows him told the New York Daily News. Yet everyone is left in the dark, it seems. “He’s keeping his own counsel,” the source said.