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Spin Cycle: Naked ambition

In this photo provided by CBS News, former

In this photo provided by CBS News, former Secretary of State Colin Powell speaks on CBS's "Face the Nation" during a pre-taped interview in Washington. (Aug. 21, 2013) Credit: AP

Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? Vote at newsday.com/spincycle.

1. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell blasting North Carolina's new, more restrictive voting law.

2. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) voicing support for New Jersey GOP Senate candidate Steve Lonegan.

3. Former Clinton administration adviser Lanny Davis accusing The New York Times of an anti-Hillary Clinton bias.

Last week's "winner": Advocates of liberalized gun laws gathering in Newtown, Conn.

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