Christine Cuppycake Quinn

Perhaps he should have called her His Cuppycake?

Seriously, we all feel disgust over Christine Quinn. But here we find one of her aggrieved constituents using inartful and impolite words to express that contempt. And TWO reporters, who -- for some reason -- aren't covering any of the real issues of why so many Quinn constituents might want to express such sentiments, descend on this alleged faux pas of Bill Thompson, which is really nothing at all. Is Maggie Haberman trying to get the 2009 Dominic Carter prize for bad journalism?

And since the whorish question has now been begged, perhaps the Post will use it's massive resources to give the public a rundown of all the really offensive people that are, in fact, purchasing Christine Quinn's votes and for hundreds of thousands of dollars. From Wikipedia: in colloquial usage, the word "prostitute" is sometimes generalized to mean the selling of one's services for a cause thought to be unworthy, in the sense of "prostituting oneself" or "whoring oneself".

Is there some reason Quinn's landlord and developer money should not be seen as simple prostitution? Or is she just a crook?

From now on, when you have the urge to call Christine C. Quinn a "whore," we urge restraint and that you call her CUPPYCAKE ... and we'll all know what you really mean. Maggie Haberman, you can now uncup your offended ears, and stop shilling for Bloomberg and Quinn.

(read the Post article here, or after the jump)

Thompson Silent for Slur on Quinn
Guest at Forum Calls Her a 'Whore'

by Maggie Haverman and Lorena Mongelli
New York Post
July 31, 2009

Mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson sat by silently as a guest at a campaign event loudly called City Council Speaker Christine Quinn a "whore" who could "kiss my ass," The Post has learned.

The slur was made by Sean Kavanagh-Dowsett, the co-owner of the restaurant Tea and Sympathy, at a public campaign event for Thompson held at the eatery on Wednesday morning, according to audiotape of the event and the recollections of two witnesses.

The tape, which was provided by Mayor Bloomberg's re-election campaign, reveals British expatriate Kavanagh-Dowsett and his wife, Nicky Perry, discussing the perils for small businesses along with other Village entrepreneurs.

As Perry was slamming Quinn as "ignorant" to the needs of small-business owners, her husband interjected, "She's a whore, and you can quote me on that!"

As laughter ensued, Kavanagh-Dowsett added, "I'll drop my trousers, and she can kiss my ass."

Thompson was sitting a few feet away.

Eight to 12 people were at the restaurant for a roundtable discussion featuring Thompson, the city comptroller and the presumptive Democratic nominee for mayor.

The tape does not record Thompson saying anything to denounce the remarks, and two attendees told The Post that they had no recollection of the comptroller decrying Kavanagh-Dowsett's language.

One witness said Thompson laughed with discomfort and shook his head while looking at an aide, and covered his ears for a brief moment.

Asked why he didn't say anything, Thompson's campaign said, "Bill has great respect for Speaker Quinn and believes the comments made yesterday -- at a forum open to the public -- were inappropriate and offensive."

Kavanagh-Dowsett told The Post: "I don't recall saying that specifically. If I said that in any way, Bill Thompson certainly did not endorse that in any way, shape or form."

But Kavanagh-Dowsett declined to apologize, saying he dislikes Quinn, a Democrat, because of her close working relationship with Bloomberg, whom he views as anti-small business. Quinn declined comment.