Apparently, the Governor had chosen his pick to replace Hillary Clinton on Sunday and decided to hold onto that information until after the inauguration in hopes of not taking any attention away from that event.
Another interesting tidbit I discovered from listening to Andrea Mitchell of all people: the reason Andrew Cuomo isn’t in the mix is that if he goes, then Paterson’s arch-enemy Shelly Silver gets to pick the new Attorney General (actually, this is obvious but I hadn’t thought of it).
Update: Ben Smith, who knows his NYS politics as well as anyone says:
The leaks that she had, allegedly, tax and nanny problems, reportedly came from Paterson’s camp.
And because people are all talking about this (if my inbox is any indication), the rumor is that it will be upstate NYS Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand.
Update update: It’s probably Gillibrand.
Update update update: It’s Gillibrand. Got this from a good reporter.