So what if Governor Paterson is trailing in the polls by dozens of points in a hypothetical matchup against Attorney General Cuomo—the governor was at Cuomo's birthday fund-raiser (for something) last night. Paterson told the Post, "I'm just here to wish Andrew a merry Christmas and a happy birthday... [He] thanked me for being here... I hope he raised as much money as he wants to...There's no reason we shouldn't be wishing him well." But an onlooker said, "Andrew looked shocked. The governor bum-rushed him. They greeted each other. It was stiff and cordial. It was like seeing your old girlfriend at the prom."