Spin Cycle

News, views and commentary on Long Island, state and national politics.

Now the Post reports that Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr. wants jail time for Queens Republican player John Haggerty, in connection with campaign spending by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in a probe that has also touched on the Independence Party.

In the 1980's, public officials making private profit was the focus of New York City's scandals. With a generous billionaire mayor, the suspicious flow of money goes the other way -- from the public official to the private profit of others....