Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Barney Frank Turns Into a Drama Congressman

The Frank of the Dodd-Frank Bill was dissed over a ferry fare, and didn't like it. It was all drama. NyPo has the details:

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 made news last year when he was spotted looking uncomfortable around a bevy of topless, well-built men at the Pines Annual Ascension Beach Party. 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."
It should be noted that this cheapskate in personal life has never seen a Congressional spending bill he hasn't liked as long as  he could force taxpayers to pay for it.


  1. Barney Frank can not turn into a drama queen. He already is a drama queen.

  2. Ferry fare, or fairy fare? Or, as Barney Frank may have complained, "fairy fair"?

  3. It's interesting that when it's his money, he feels the pinch.

  4. Anon,

    It's less likely he was worried about $1 and more that he was worried about the "principle" of the matter, the principle in this case being that as a senior, he felt he was ENTITLED to a senior discount. Not getting something he felt he deserved sent him into a rage.