Vandalizing History

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the nincompoopery of New York’s city council. Now along comes Upper West Side member Helen Rosenthal to crank up the stupid, declaring her appreciation of the vandalism last week of a statue depicting the globally famous photo of a U.S. sailor kissing a dental technician in Times Square to mark the end of the Second World War.

“I appreciate someone recognizing that a random man grabbing a random woman is completely inappropriate,” said Rosenthal—having a #MeToo moment as she prepares to run for city comptroller.