Spin Cycle

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

Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion? (See column to the right)

1. Ex-Rep. Tom Tancredo saying President Barack Obama won because of “people who could not even spell the word 'vote' or say it in English.'”

2. State Sen. Eric Schneiderman, looking to become attorney general, heading a high-profile push to expel Sen. Hiram Monserrate.

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3. State Senate Minority Leader Dean Skelos demanding public hearings into the pending Aqueduct slot machine deal.

Last week’s “winner”: Mayor Michael Bloomberg hiring a campaign operative as $200,000-a-year City Hall deputy.