WHY WON’T KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND NAME THE MEN SHE SAYS HARASSED HER? Ann Althouse offers numerous theories — pretty much all unflattering to Gillibrand — but I favor this one:

She wants to protect the men she hasn’t named. They’re her political allies, perhaps quite well-known characters. I think we can assume that they are all Democrats, since we haven’t heard otherwise and she probably would have taken the opportunity to ding Republicans, and since Republicans would be more likely to maintain formal politeness with her and not to assume that they could take liberties.

Of course, there’s also this possibility: “Maybe it didn’t happen. There are no names named because there are no names to name.” She could have just been pulling a Neil deGrasse Tyson.