Christine Quinn launches NYC mayoral bid

Christine Quinn launches NYC mayoral bid

There are 28 comments on the Salon story from Mar 10, 2013, titled Christine Quinn launches NYC mayoral bid. In it, Salon reports that:

Long seen as a leading contender, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn formally launched Sunday what she hopes will be a history-making mayoral bid.

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“You have a right to....”

Since: Dec 07

protect yourself from Liberals

#22 Mar 11, 2013
BS Detector wrote:
As mayor, wouldn't she be supposed to represent all New Yorkers, not just the gay ones?
you would think so; but just to convince me if she wins, she should replace all carpet's in Gracie Mansion with hardwood floors.
BS Detector

Los Angeles, CA

#23 Mar 11, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Stop it, you're better than this.
Stop what? Am I not to challenge a dumb remark that illustrates a bias? Don't you?

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#24 Mar 11, 2013
BS Detector wrote:
<quoted text> Stop what? Am I not to challenge a dumb remark that illustrates a bias? Don't you?
I guess I see what you were getting at. But the remark seemed to be snarking at Quinn, not the previous poster.

I hope you accept my apology for my own snark.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#25 Mar 11, 2013
BS Detector wrote:
<quoted text> Stop what? Am I not to challenge a dumb remark that illustrates a bias? Don't you?
In other days they said that women would not be able to be in power for they are too emotional, their periods, blah blah blah. If you think a gay politician is incapable of being unbiased, you have a lot to think about.

I voted for Obama, yet he is straight. I thought he would be able to rise above his heterosexuality, and it seems as if he is! Why do you think Ms. Quinn is not able to do so also?
BS Detector

Los Angeles, CA

#26 Mar 11, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess I see what you were getting at. But the remark seemed to be snarking at Quinn, not the previous poster.
I hope you accept my apology for my own snark.
Absolutely, and thank you. I was hoping it was just a mis-communication, and I'm glad it's clarified. No snark at all intended toward Ms. Quinn.

Won't it be nice when one's race, heritage, or orientation is a non-story?
BS Detector

Los Angeles, CA

#27 Mar 11, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>In other days they said that women would not be able to be in power for they are too emotional, their periods, blah blah blah. If you think a gay politician is incapable of being unbiased, you have a lot to think about.
I voted for Obama, yet he is straight. I thought he would be able to rise above his heterosexuality, and it seems as if he is! Why do you think Ms. Quinn is not able to do so also?
I made no comment re Ms. Quinn or her ability to do anything. I did challenge the previous poster who wrote, "She is a sell out. She does not represent the GLBT community." Is Ms. Quinn running for Mayor of New York? Or is she running as a representative of the gay community? My guess is that she is running for Mayor. Period. To me, silly person that I am, her orientation is irrelevant unless she makes it relevant.

Parenthetically, in the recent L.A. mayoral primary, I voted for the candidate who happened to be gay. Not because he was gay, or even necessarily because he was a Republican. I was familiar with his positions and agreed with them more than the other two leading candidates. In the general election, if I am going to vote for anybody (and I will), it will be a Democrat because those are the only choices left available.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#28 Mar 11, 2013
BS Detector wrote:
<quoted text> I made no comment re Ms. Quinn or her ability to do anything. I did challenge the previous poster who wrote, "She is a sell out. She does not represent the GLBT community." Is Ms. Quinn running for Mayor of New York? Or is she running as a representative of the gay community? My guess is that she is running for Mayor. Period. To me, silly person that I am, her orientation is irrelevant unless she makes it relevant.
Parenthetically, in the recent L.A. mayoral primary, I voted for the candidate who happened to be gay. Not because he was gay, or even necessarily because he was a Republican. I was familiar with his positions and agreed with them more than the other two leading candidates. In the general election, if I am going to vote for anybody (and I will), it will be a Democrat because those are the only choices left available.
Oh, BS, you confuse me so much. I never know if you are pro or anti! I guess it involves more careful reading of your posts from here on in.

Speaking of "anti", I think I will have spaghetti for dinner and have an ANTE pasta salad.
Logic

United States

#29 Mar 12, 2013
If you want more Bloomberg policies, then Quinn is your guy

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