Paterson Defiant Amidst Rumors

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“The only way I'm not going to be governor next year is at the ballot box... and the only way I'm leaving before that is in a box.” - Governor David Paterson, at a press conference (ostensibly to discuss tomorrow’s predicted snowstorm) this afternoon, in reference to The (Not-Yet-Completed) Story to End All Stories [Gothamist]

Update: The Times finally addresses the rumors in an unbylined piece tonight. Says Metropolitan editor Joe Sexton: "“Obviously we are not responsible for what other news organizations are reporting."