That Stingy Barney Frank

by Fred Schwarz

In this morning’s New York Post, a story from beautiful Suffolk County, N.Y.: 

Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank caused a scene when he demanded a $1 senior discount on his ferry fare to Fire Island’s popular gay haunt, The Pines, last Friday. Frank was turned down by ticket clerks at the dock in Sayville because he didn’t have the required Suffolk County Senior Citizens ID. A witness reports, “Frank made such a drama over the senior rate that I contemplated offering him the dollar to cool down the situation.” . . . Frank’s spokesperson confirmed to Page Six that his partner, James Ready, asked the ticket office for a regular ticket for himself and a senior ticket for Frank, “but was turned down because Frank didn’t have a resident ID.”

If only Frank, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, were as tight with a buck and as contemptuous of regulations when . . . oh, you know the rest.

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