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Long Islander Wants to Give Anne Frank U.S. Citizenship, Only 66 Years Too Late

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We're not quite sure what to think about Long Island congressman Christopher Bodkin's crusade to make Anne Frank a citizen of the United States. The effort, about three years old, has gotten second wind with the recent disclosure of papers that show the Frank family unsuccessfully applying for a U.S. visa. The first impulse would be to gingerly inquire what is Bodkin's (59, Republican, Episcopalian) deal with Anne Frank anyway: He had previously spearheaded a failed campaign to put her on a postage stamp. Luckily, the Times sheds some light on the politician's M.O.

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