Spin Cycle

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

National GOP poster boy: Scott Brown.

Maybe he’ll take his U.S. Senate victory in Massachusetts and use it to pull the entire national Republican movement back into power.

Nassau GOP poster boy: Legis. Peter Schmitt.

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Maybe he’ll take his hefty pay raise and drag down the entire Nassau GOP, losing them seats in the state legislature this fall, and perhaps causing the loss of the county legislature in 2012, and the county executive spot in 2014.