NEW YORK (AP) — Mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner is being criticized for his soft reaction to a woman who used a slur when describing his Democratic opponent Christine Quinn.
In an audio recording from a Saturday event in Queens posted on the Washington Post website, Weiner asks the woman if she's a registered Democrat. She replies "yes," adding she wouldn't vote for "what's her name" and uses the slur for a lesbian.
Weiner says, "You really shouldn't talk that way about people" and tells her "it's not your fault" when she apologizes.
The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/10CYQOc ) says Assemblywoman Deborah Glick and state Sen. Brad Hoylman condemned Weiner for lacking "moral courage." Both are openly gay.