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Cynthia Nixon, the actress known for playing career-driven Miranda Hobbes in Sex and the City, announced Monday she’s running for governor of New York. The internet responded in the only way it knows how—with memes and jokes.
Nixon’s campaign will focus on inequality in New York and public education, but her fans can’t help but focus on the iconic Sex and the City moments that perfectly encompass the mood following her announcement.
And the missed opportunity.
Too bad Cynthia Nixon isn’t running for police commissioner because she’d be great at reading people their [lowers designer shades] Miranda Rights.— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) March 19, 2018
People also reminisced on Samantha Jones’ infamous line about politics.
Samantha: I don't believe in the Republican party or the Democratic party. I just believe in parties.— Caro (@socarolinesays) March 19, 2018
And all the times they asked themselves, “Which Sex and the City character am I?”
when ur not a miranda pic.twitter.com/QB8AJ2JFXF— KT NELSON (@KrangTNelson) March 19, 2018
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is running for reelection, reportedly with a lead in polls over Nixon, but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t worry about the fresh candidate’s cultural influence.
Andrew Cuomo gets his Miranda warning. https://t.co/SM5GDFyks2— Robert A George (@RobGeorge) March 19, 2018
There’s one campaign issue of particular importance to New York’s city dwellers, who are fed up with the decay of public transportation. But is successful cosmopolitan wonder woman Miranda—ahem, Nixon, the hero the Metropolitan Transit Authority needs? Twitter sure hopes so.
I couldn’t help but wonder ... could anyone fix the subways?— Lizzie O'Leary (@lizzieohreally) March 19, 2018
more like,,, Miranda Transit Authority— Olivia Craighead (@oliviacraighead) March 19, 2018
Me: Celebrities running for political office should be approached with healthy skepticism, and held to high standards— Kate Aronoff (@KateAronoff) March 19, 2018
Also me: MIRANDA'S GONNA FIX THE MTA https://t.co/8Qnko2XR4I
Miranda coming to fix the trains pic.twitter.com/dqocIUOvQM— A.B. (@AlannaBennett) March 19, 2018
Fix the subways Miranda— Hilton, Shani O. (@shani_o) March 19, 2018
there's no one i trust to fix the subway more than miranda hobbes, the person responsible for the best new york transportation-related simile on tv pic.twitter.com/gSo6f5JzMG— Hannah Giorgis (@ethiopienne) March 19, 2018
Voters have plenty of reason to be weary of celebrities entering the politics ring, but if Nixon’s gubernatorial run is anything like a good episode of Sex and the City, at least we’ll all be learning about ourselves along the way.
“...I couldn’t help but wonder...could Miranda fix the subway? Or was it me that needed fixing?” pic.twitter.com/xpE9EjSqqp— Dami Lee (@dami_lee) March 19, 2018
Kris Seavers is the IRL editor for the Daily Dot. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.