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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Maureen Dowd, "Bill’s Turn at Bat": "You Can’t Just Vote Your Vagina"

Are you suffering from an identity crisis? Quiet contemplation of New York's mayoral contest might straighten you out. On the other hand, maybe it won't.

In her latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Bill’s Turn at Bat" (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/opinion/dowd-bills-turn-at-bat.html?_r=0), Maureen Dowd fails to mention that Democratic New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio was originally born Warren Wilhelm. Dowd then goes on to say:

"The 52-year-old public advocate [de Blasio] has spent the last few days surrounded by the liberal glitterati of New York: Cynthia Nixon and her wife; 'Boardwalk Empire' king Steve Buscemi; and ping-pong queen Susan Sarandon, who said she decided not to support Quinn because 'you can’t just vote your vagina.'

. . . .

Last spring, [de Blasio's wife] McCray did an interview with Essence magazine about her feelings about being a black lesbian who fell in love with a white heterosexual, back in 1991, when she worked for the New York Commission on Human Rights and wore African clothing and a nose ring and he was an aide to then-Mayor David Dinkins.

. . . .

De Blasio, in contrast to [Christine] Quinn, has a consistent and strong, if hard left, message: If you didn’t like the last 12 years of New York as a luxury product, elect me."

You will recall that Maureen devoted an entire op-ed to Quinn's teal toenails (see: http://jgcaesarea.blogspot.co.il/2013/08/maureen-dowd-whos-that-candidate-in.html). Today we learn from Dowd that Quinn's "shy wife . . . would prefer to live on a Vermont goat farm."

Fascinating.

I left New York almost 35 years ago, but not for a goat farm.

Now I know why.

[To know where and when women should "vote their vaginas," see: http://jgcaesarea.blogspot.co.il/2013/08/thomas-friedman-close-to-edge-you-cant.html]

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