Philadelphia had a Young Frankenstein moment last week.
Young Frankenstein was Mel Brooks' hilarious 1974 take on monster movies. A wild-haired Gene Wilder, playing Dr. Frankenstein, at first seems to fail in his attempts at bringing the dead back to life. But then, hearing strange noises, Frankenstein returns to his laboratory.
"Alive," he says in surprise, wonderment, and awe, standing over the stirring monster. "It's alive! IT'S ALIVE!!!"
Pardon anyone having a similar reaction to this month's resurrection moment when the Philadelphia Republican Committee, spurred to action for what might be the first time since the Lincoln funeral procession, sent out a press release taking a stand on an issue.