From the strange bedfellows department, the state Liberal Party, chaired by Jack Olchin of Nassau County, last week endorsed Democrat Adam Haber for county executive.

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Olchin, 90, was appointed in 2010 by Republican County Executive Edward Mangano to a $15,000-a-year part-time post on the county's Assessment Review Commission. He's held positions under both GOP and Democratic administrations, including as a deputy county attorney. Of his being a Haber backer and a Mangano appointee, Olchin said: "One thing has nothing to do with another."

Haber campaign manager Justin Myers hailed Olchin as having spent his "career fighting to protect a woman's right to choose and expanding civil rights for all."-- Robert Brodsky