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

1. Sen. Charles Schumer seeking to keep rental companies from offering cars that are under safety recall.

2. The Young Americans for Freedom removing Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) from its board of advisers.

3. Paul's political director Jesse Benton saying, "I hadn't heard of YAF doing anything in years. I thought they were defunct."

Last week's "winner": Rep. Charles Rangeloffering constituents tax advice.

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