Shortly after Cynthia Nixon issued her “Miranda Warning” that she’d be running against Governor Andrew Cuomo in this year’s Democratic primary, she received a bit of a warning herself from Cuomo surrogate Christine Quinn.
Quinn, who appears to be maybe, slightly, just-a-little-bit still bitter about Nixon’s strong support for Bill de Blasio over her during the 2013 mayoral race, attacked the famous first-time candidate for being an “unqualified lesbian.” Seriously.
In true Miranda fashion, Nixon quickly hit back with a quick quip of her own:
“When I announced yesterday that I’m running for gov, one of Cuomo’s top surrogates dismissed me as an “unqualified lesbian.” It’s true that I never received my certificate from the Department of Lesbian Affairs, though in my defense there’s a lot of paperwork required.” 🤷♀️— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) March 21, 2018
Now, after Nixon also used the attack to attract people to a fundraiser at Stonewall Inn, she’s offering supporters a chance to get a piece of the appellation action themselves. You can now buy an “Unqualified Lesbian” button for $5 (available in either blue or white) on the official site of Cynthia for New York.
Better yet, a disclaimer at the bottom of the page states: “Cynthia Nixon is solely responsible for producing and shipping your gift.” So feel free imagine her going ham on a button maker to get all this extra timely merch out the door.