Spin Cycle

News, views and commentary on Long Island, state and national politics.

Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion?

1. Former Nassau Executive Thomas Suozzi, absent from his successor’s swearing-in, sending out an e-mail midway through the ceremony proclaiming his own accomplishments.

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2. New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein saying his New Year’s resolution is to “stay focused on the children.”

3. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) balking at the nomination of Erroll Southers to head the Transportation Security Admnistration, saying “we need to make the point” that the administration is “more about politics than security.”