Gov's Advice To Caroline

Jan. 22 2009, Updated 3:59 p.m. ET

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RadarOnline.com has learned that when Caroline Kennedy called Governor David Paterson last night to inform him that she no longer wanted to be considered for the Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton, the governor had one word of advice:

Wait.

Paterson told Kennedy that she was still being considered for the seat and he urged her to sit on her decision. Kennedy has reportedly been distraught by the illness of her uncle, Senator Ted Kennedy, the last surviving brother of her father.

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She did consider the move, but only for a few hours. Rather than discuss the matter further with the governor or advisers, she released the statement reported earlier today officially withdrawing.

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