Openly Gay Former NY Council Speaker Calls Cynthia Nixon An ‘Unqualified Lesbian’

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Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn brought the claws out after former “Sex And The City” star Cynthia Nixon announced she would be running for governor of New York.

Quinn unsuccessfully ran for New York City Mayor in 2013 but is still very active in New York politics, and she doesn’t like the idea of another high profile lesbian coming for her throne.

“I’m surprised by this race. It’s a flight of fancy on her part,” Quinn told the New York Post. “Cynthia Nixon was opposed to having a qualified lesbian become mayor of New York City. Now she wants to be an unqualified lesbian to be the governor of New York. You have to be qualified and have experience. She isn’t qualified to be the governor.”

Sounds like somebody’s a little jealous. And taking a page from Hillary Clinton’s book of alienating hypocrisy.

Whatever happened to ‘women helping women?’ Aren’t lesbians supposed to stick together and fight the evils of masculinity? This doesn’t sound very progressive of Quinn. In fact, it sounds deeply dividing and – dare I say – patronizing. It sounds like the outdated playbook Hillary Clinton keeps toting around, where she claims the only reason she lost was due to other women’s ignorance. Kind of stands in direct opposition to her message of female empowerment.

I have no idea what kind of governor Cynthia Nixon would make. But why not let her try? If anything, she fits the perfect New York Democrat mold. She’s gay, she’s progressive, she’s rich, and she’s challenging a man.

Pumping gas so I can get the family home from the Hamptons post-screening.

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Christine Quinn might live in the Manhattan bubble where anything goes and everybody gets a trophy but popularity still exists in some parts of the world. Competition still exists. Fair elections still exist. And if Quinn isn’t willing to cope with that cold hard reality, she’ll just have to continue insulting people who should be her allies until she goes down in a self-defeating blaze of irony.

UPDATE: Christine Quinn has since apologized. She issued a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, claiming in part that “Cynthia Nixon’s identity has no bearing on her candidacy and it was not my intention to suggest it did.” See:

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