Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver accused Paterson of dragging his feet with the budget (gee, ya think?) because he's worried he'll be a lame duck when it goes through. He said at an Alliance for Downtown New York meeting, "Some have suggested that, given that his remaining time in office is running out, the governor's unwilling to do a budget now for fear that he will become irrelevant in the public arena." Though he later specified that this is just what "some people think," he said, "I'm meeting with [Paterson] today in an attempt to break an impasse and trying to move forward in the budget process." So he does admit it...a bit!