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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:39 PM

 

Christine Quinn for Mayor of New York 2013. "With Patience and Fortitude"

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/as-election-nears-release-of-quinn-memoir-does-too/

Its title could double as a campaign mantra: “With Patience and Fortitude.” And its cover has a warm, meet-the-candidate vibe, including faded snapshots of the author as a child and a smiling portrait complete with wedding ring and nonthreatening sweater.

The 352-page memoir of Christine C. Quinn, City Council speaker and mayoral contender, has been pitched as an intimate account of a middle-class Irish Catholic daughter who ascended New York politics while coming to grips with her sexuality and the early death of her mother from cancer. (edit to add-she also lost her brother to pancreatic cancer)

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Ms. Quinn wrote the memoir with Eric Marcus, who writes frequently on gay issues and helped write the 1995 autobiography of Greg Louganis, the Olympic diver, who is gay.

The title of Ms. Quinn’s memoir alludes to the two marble lions that guard the Fifth Avenue building of the New York Public Library, named Patience and Fortitude by Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in the 1930s.Ms. Quinn is fond of the sculptures, which she often passes during parades. The lions were also well liked by the Rev. Mychal F. Judge, the Fire Department chaplain who was killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Father Judge was gay and an inspiration for Ms. Quinn, who recently read his biography.

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:40 PM

1. BTW-Christine Quinn would be the first woman mayor of New York City ever.

 

and the first Gay mayor of NYC too.

History in the making.

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:43 PM

2. If she wins the nomination I will vote for her, but I am not likely going to vote for her in the

primary. She does the bidding of Lord Bloomberg all or most of the time. I have met her on many occasions and comes off as somewhat friendly but very ambitious. We shall see.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:03 PM

3. Yes. The last thing we need is a Bloomberg legacy. It's time for a clean break from him.

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