Bodkin is known around his district as a “serial memorializer”: He’s already erected monuments to his district’s residents who perished in World War II as well as the Vietnam War and is now beginning to think globally. Still, even with the best intentions, the honorary-citizenship campaign (just for Anne? or Otto too? how about Margot? the passengers on the S.S. St. Louis?) is a bit late to help the Franks, and more than a little facile as a gesture of atonement. Sure, Bodkin and whoever else votes for his measure will feel good about themselves; Anne and millions of others will still be dead, as they might not have been if that citizenship offer were a bit more timely. We still believe, in spite of everything, that politicians are full of shit.