Cynthia Nixon, a long time New Yorker and actress best known for playing sharp-witted lawyer Miranda Hobbs on HBO's long-running hit Sex and the City, recently showed being witty was something she had in common with her character.
Nixon recently announced she would be running for governor in the primary against Andrew Cuomo. Should she win, she would be the first woman and openly bisexual person to hold the office. Not everyone was celebrating her decision.
It seems Christine Quinn, City Council Speaker, is holding onto an old grudge against Nixon. When Quinn, who is also openly gay, ran for mayor in 2013, Nixon threw her support behind opponent Bill de Blasio. That had to sting.
Quinn recently threw some shade back at Nixon in 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.
As far as digs go, from one lesbian to another, it was pretty good, but Nixon tweeted back a quip of her own:
Other people had trouble with their certification too!
For her part, Quinn apologized for the funny crack, sending a message on Twitter:
Still, some felt that Nixon's response should be worth a vote:
All kidding aside, people do still want to know where Nixon stands on the issues:
We have no doubt these two women will quickly move past this, but it is entertaining.
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