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Madam Would-Be Mayor
January 29, 2013 10:34 AM   Subscribe

An early look at Christine Quinn's bid to become the first woman (and lesbian) mayor of New York,
posted by roomthreeseventeen (22 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
That makes me like her a lot more, the sound bites I hear on the news have left me cold. The post was predictably shitty today.
posted by shothotbot at 10:49 AM on January 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


I can't see how she loses. Look at the other options. Wall Street and the man on the street take a gander at the rest and are like 'what. the. fuck'.
posted by spicynuts at 11:06 AM on January 29, 2013


Great post - I like the writing.

Rebecca Mead also wrote a profile of Quinn in the New Yorker about a year ago, but unfortunately it is paywalled.
posted by KokuRyu at 11:11 AM on January 29, 2013


Her office sent me and my husband a very nice letter when we got married, plus a Macy's gift card.
posted by The Whelk at 11:14 AM on January 29, 2013 [9 favorites]


Her office sent me and my husband a very nice letter when we got married, plus a Macy's gift card.

Please don't tell Fox News about the gay marriage subsidies.
posted by shothotbot at 11:18 AM on January 29, 2013 [7 favorites]


Another NY mag fluff piece.

All I need to know about her is that she completely rolled over on the Atlantic Yards fight.

Here's a nytimes piece about her love affair with developers.

Not getting my vote
posted by overhauser at 11:18 AM on January 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


Another NY mag fluff piece.

It's interesting --- reading it, I kind of fell in love with her a bit as a person, but at the same time I think the article was quite clear on some things that would make me a bit cautious about her as a mayor --- he asks her repeatedly what kind of city she wants the city to be, and she doesn't really have an answer. She just seems to want to make it work the way it is. On the other hand, you get the impression from the article that she'd be spectacularly good at that; maybe that's enough, for a mayor.
posted by Diablevert at 11:26 AM on January 29, 2013


shothotbot: "That makes me like her a lot more, the sound bites I hear on the news have left me cold. The post was predictably shitty today."

I dunno. If "she's stylish!" and "she looks like a witch!" are the best your opponents can muster, you're probably doing ok.
posted by boo_radley at 11:32 AM on January 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


I was under the impression everyone steam rolled over the Atlantic Yards project.
posted by The Whelk at 11:33 AM on January 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


I dunno. If "she's stylish!" and "she looks like a witch!" are the best your opponents can muster, you're probably doing ok.

Dunno, it was enough to derail Christine O'donnell's run...
posted by Confess, Fletch at 11:35 AM on January 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


To be fair, everything Christine O'Donnell ever said derailed her run. Witchery was the least of her problems.
posted by Mister_A at 11:36 AM on January 29, 2013


I think Christine O'donnell had quite a bit more going against her then "witch".

"American scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains"
posted by edgeways at 11:50 AM on January 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


That's an almost entirely content-free piece about an almost entirely content-free campaign.
posted by willie11 at 12:03 PM on January 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


She looks like she teaches at Hogwarts

I think labelling this as a 'bad thing' really underestimates the way a number of people feel about the Harry Potter universe.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:08 PM on January 29, 2013 [6 favorites]


Houston's mayor is in her second term. Maybe she'll be governor some day.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:41 PM on January 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


She's basically a Bloomberg-in-name-only. If you want more Bloomberg, vote for her. She's definitely deep in the pockets of the richest folks in Manhattan.

I'm a big fan of Bill De Blasio's. He's against stop-and-frisk, he's an actual proponent of public education, and he's one of the few people to stand up to Bloomberg in a public way in the last 1 million years. Plus, his son's afro is amazing.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:47 PM on January 29, 2013 [4 favorites]


"American scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains"

And she was right.
posted by Sangermaine at 12:57 PM on January 29, 2013


I'm a big fan of Bill De Blasio's.

Me too but he scares Wall Street same way Spitzer did. So, doubt he has a chance.
posted by spicynuts at 1:05 PM on January 29, 2013


Christine Quinn has refused to allow a council vote on a proposal for paid sick days. The Act would require a minimum number of paid sick days for all employees, and it has enough support on the council to pass (in a veto proof majority). Presumably because of her need for business support, Quinn won't bring the issue to a vote. This position has lost her some support, such as the celebrity endorsement of Cynthia Nixon....
posted by cushie at 1:24 PM on January 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


he scares Wall Street same way Spitzer did

Fuck Wall Street, they don't buy our votes yet. I plan to be hopeful the American people can elect better representatives until they literally replace voting booths with ATMs.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:58 PM on January 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


She lives in Manhattan, and drives an SUV.

She's part of the problem, not the solution.
posted by Goofyy at 3:22 AM on January 30, 2013


Speaking as a human I'd wager we are all, ultimately, part of the problem.
posted by edgeways at 6:10 AM on January 31, 2013


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