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To the victor belongs the spoils, goes the old political saying, and that includes personal heroes in Nassau County.

Workers from the county’s Division of Museum Services were busy installing an Abraham Lincoln display case Thursday outside the county executive’s Ceremonial Chambers.

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Lincoln is a personal favorite of the new county executive, Edward Mangano, who concluded his inaugural speech on New Year’s Day with: "Abe Lincoln once said, 'Whatever you are, be a good one.' I promise to be a good one."

A display case in the same spot featuring Teddy Roosevelt, for whom the building is named, has disappeared. Teddy Roosevelt was a personal favorite of Tom Suozzi, who lost to Mangano.