Spin Cycle

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Former Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey opened the state Conservatives' nomination event with a blistering attack on President Obama’s health care reform. “We are not Europeans,” she exclaimed.

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McCaughey went on to declare that state Democrats are impinging on “our way of life.”

“The politicians right here in New York are permitting the building of a mosque, a temple to terrorists, right next to the 9/11 site. Right where our New Yorkers jumped from the 110 stories, jumped to their deaths to avoid an even worse fate.”