Not so fast. That's what some New York Democrats are saying as Caroline Kennedy seeks to present herself as the inevitable successor to Hillary Clinton's Senate seat. Gov. David Paterson, charged with making the appointment, is now "frustrated and chagrined" by her camp's strategy, The New York Times reports. "You have people going around saying, 'Oh yeah, it's a done deal,'" an adviser said. "The quickest way to not get something you want is to step into somebody's face." State Dems are also troubled by Kennedy's ties to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an independent, and her refusal to publicly back a Democratic mayoral candidate. Though it's unclear if Kennedy's odds are damaged, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver publicly advised Paterson not to choose her and Rep. Jerry Nadler said he's also interested in the job.
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