For months, New York Gov. David Paterson has claimed he's undecided about whom to appoint to Hillary Clinton's Senate seat. But according to the New York Post, several unnamed contenders for the seat believe that Caroline Kennedy's nomination is a done deal. Any assertion to the contrary is Paterson "trying to play mind games with the press," a friend of the governor said. Why pick Caroline in the wake of all the negative press she's received? Apparently, to pass Kennedy over could embarrass and humiliate her, and possibly offend Obama. One candidate said, "David goes with Caroline with the understanding that Caroline, and her family and its resources, go with David next year." Meanwhile, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the public's favorite, is reportedly out of the running because he couldn't line up the right kind of replacement.