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Long IslandPolitics

Spin Cycle: Naked Ambition

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

1. New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson saying in a forum for GOP presidential hopefuls: "Only Republicans are capable of solving the problems that exist right now."

2. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick joking about wearing a suit and workboots for the dedication of a wind-power project.

3. Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich barking on prosecutors' tapes: "The Obama people are pigs . . . Ain't giving us anything."

Last week's "winner": Indicted State Sen. Carl Kruger's as-if-nothing-happened newsletters.

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