Mayoral Candidate Threatens To Slice Off “Private Parts”
The great state of New York, home to characters such as Nanny Bloomberg and Anthony Weiner, has more to offer. The New York Times profiled one of the candidates for Mayor of NYC, Christine E. Quinn, in a less-than-flattering light. It appears as if the Speaker of the City Council has a problem with her temperament:
As she pursues a high-profile bid for mayor, Ms. Quinn, a Democrat, has proudly promoted her boisterous personality, hoping that voters will embrace her blend of brashness and personal charm.
But in private, friends and colleagues say, another Ms. Quinn can emerge: controlling, temperamental and surprisingly volatile, with a habit of hair-trigger eruptions of unchecked, face-to-face wrath.
She has threatened, repeatedly, to slice off the private parts of those who cross her.
She is sensitive to slights: When a Queens councilwoman neglected to credit Ms. Quinn in a news release, the speaker retaliated by cutting money for programs in her district.
Ms. Quinn’s staff, concerned that angry tirades could be overheard by outsiders, added soundproofing to her City Hall office. Wary of her temper, they are known to ask one another: “Did she throw up on you today?”
I wonder if she’s met Howard Dean?