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Christine Quinn Thought Bulimia ‘Seemed Like the Greatest Idea I Had Ever Heard’

New York City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn speaks at a political forum aboard a boat in Manhattan on April 9, 2013 in New York City. Six mayoral candidates spoke at the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance's 2013 Waterfront Conference ahead of the November 2013 mayoral election. Christine Quinn.

In a recent New York Times Magazine tell-all, Anthony Weiner took the first steps toward humanizing himself in the eyes of voters, portraying himself as a reformed man battling and overcoming personal obstacles. Now, in her own interview with the Times, Christine Quinn — in what the paper deems an effort to "soften her often rough-edged political image" — sees Weiner's obsession with Internet crotch photography and raises him bulimia and alcoholism, both of which she suffered from for a decade until she entered rehab when she was 26 years old. “It seemed like the greatest idea I had ever heard,” Quinn says of purging, which she began doing around the time her mother was dying of cancer. 

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