When did we become such an unforgiving people?


Political foes of new U.S. Senate candidate Andy Unanue – Democrats and Republicans – seemed quick to paint him today as some playboy night club owner, although one guy (Nick Acocella would call him a wag) noted that the 84-year-old Democratic incumbent, Frank Lautenberg, also owns a bar/restaurant: Frank’s Waterside in Edgewater. The wag suggested that in the week that follows revelations of Eliot Spitzer’s high-priced call girls and James E. McGreevey’s threesome, owning a trendy club in the meatpacking district (when did meatpacking become a bad word?) might not be so awful.

When did we become such an unforgiving people?