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

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.