New York's two senators are hailing the death of al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden as a symbol of American strength and resilience.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called it a day for the "good guys" and Senator Charles Schumer was scheduled to give a speech on the future of business in New York and he called business in the state "extra bright" today.
The senior senator showed his sentiments by holding a copy of today's New York Daily News, which has a headline reading "Rot In Hell!"
Both seemed to be straining not to celebrate too much and tempered their remarks with remembrance of those who were killed by forces loyal to the now-slain al-Qaida leader.
"Many of those who lost people said to me they think of bin Laden every day, and that that evil man is alive and their husband, their wife, their child, their parent is dead. Well, that thought doesn't have to cross their minds," said Schumer. "That troubling, anxiety-producing thought does not cross their minds ever again."
"Today is a moment is when we have one for the good guys," said Gillibrand. "We have had a victory against terrorism and it's a message to all terrorists that not only will we never give up and never give in, but we'll never forget. And that's what this victory for President [Barack] Obama and for all Americans is about."
It is also a moment where the senators are questioning the nation's relationship with Pakistan. The site of bin Laden's sanctuary was a large house not far from the capital Islamabad, near an army base where the Pakistani Army chief had visited only a week ago.
The senators added that bin Laden's death will only burnish Obama's credentials, as he faces difficult poll numbers at the start of his bid for a second term.