Now that she’s collecting Social Security it’s finally time to mature as a voter. Sure took long enough.
At first, actress Susan Sarandon expected to back Council Speaker Christine Quinn in her bid to become the city’s first female mayor. But she had to evaluate her other priorities as well.
Citing Ms. Quinn’s positions on term limits and her foot-dragging passing paid sick leave legislation, Ms. Sarandon threw her support behind the city’s public advocate, Bill de Blasio.
“As a woman, initially I was interested in Quinn,” Ms. Sarandon declared tonight at a fund-raiser at the swanky SPiN Galactic New York ping pong club. “It became clear to me that, you know as a woman, you can’t just vote your vagina.”
“I was impressed with the idea of Bill’s focus on education because I believe that is what gives you a belief in the future,” Ms. Sarandon continued, adding that she found out about Mr. de Blasio from another one of his celebrity endorsers, actress Cynthia Nixon, who was also at the event.
Really deep stuff.