Spin Cycle

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One woman in the audience was beaming Monday as Republican Legis. Peter Schmitt of Massapequa was breezing — Democrats grumbled that he was steamrolling — through his first session as the presiding officer of the Nassau County Legislature.

It was his wife, Lois.

“How’s he doing his first day?” she was asked.

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She beamed even more, touched her index to her thumb to form a circle and winked.