Kennedy: No Wind For You!

It looks like Senator Kennedy’s quest against clean energy has been echoed by the Nantucket voters. "In a nonbinding referendum yesterday, 66 percent of Nantucket voters opposed the construction of a wind farm in waters near the island" [story]. It is known as the Cape Wind Project and it was hoped that a substantial amount of energy could be gained from the cleanest energy source on earth. "Cape Wind is a proposal for America’s first offshore wind farm to be located on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound. Cape Wind will provide three-quarters of the electricity used on Cape Cod and the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket in average conditions. Cape Wind will contribute toward cleaner air, reduced regional greenhouse gas emissions, new jobs, lower electricity prices and reduced dependence on foreign energy sources." [CWP] And Not only was this project opposed by Senator Ted Kennedy but it was also opposed by the outspoken environmentalist Robert Kennedy Jr.

You might be wondering why Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Senator Kennedy, who claim to be for the environment, are adamantly opposed to providing clean energy using wind. Well, the answer is quite simple and very typical. It just so happens that they are for clean energy as long as that clean energy does not interfere with their vacation and summer homes. Homes that are located in the area in which the Cape Wind Project was supposed to be located. By the way, this project is supported by many leading environmental groups and scientists. But like most hypocrites the Kennedys have one set of values they wish to enforce on other people but don’t want enforced on them. It’s called being a liberal. I wonder, could it be that Teddy is not really for the environment but is simply pretending so he can use it as political fotter to attack his opponents? I think so. Because clean energy is great and all…as long as it doesn’t mess with my yachts. Global Warming is bad…but to interfere with my sailing time, now that’s just wrong.

I’ll let you in on another little secret of the liberal senator from Massachusetts. You know how he has called for tax hikes on the rich. And how he claims President Bush is helping the rich get richer while the poor get poorer. The Truth is that Senator Kennedy has a large sum of his wealth located in offshore banks. He does this so he can avoid paying the heavy taxes that he wants other people to pay. It's not very consistent if you ask me.