Spin Cycle

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

Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? (Vote at the right)

1. Former Gov. George Pataki keeping his name in play for a possible senatorial run, but showing no public activity.

2. Sen. Craig Johnson (D-Port Washington) siding with Gov. David Paterson — and against conference leader John Sampson — in a clash on charter schools.

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3. U.S. Sen.-elect Scott Brown thanking his family and saying of his two daughters, “in case anyone was wondering they are both available.”

Last week’s “winner”: Rev. Pat Robertson saying Haitians “swore a pact to the devil.”