Spin Cycle

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

Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion? Vote in column at right.

1. St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa praising Arizona’s new immigration law.

2. The Rev. Jesse Jackson blasting actor Mel Gibson over an alleged racial slur.

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3. Blackwater chairman Erik Prince slamming “a sort of proctology exam” from Congress.

Last week’s “winner”: Rep. Steve Israel recalling Newt Gingrich’s intent to let Medicare die.