The news that Sen. Ted Kennedy’s cancer is apparently now in remission led JinC Regular Tarheel Hawkeye to comment:
Much as I dislike that old windbag and disagree heartily with his political beliefs, I wish him well in his battle with cancer.So do I and I'll bet so are all of you except maybe the trolls.
But I don’t agree with what I’m hearing from friends in Washington.
They tell me the Dems and their media flacks at TIME, Newsweek, NPR, NBC and the rest will soon be pushing a government run health plan and billing it as, among other things, a “tribute to Sen. Kennedy.”
I’m not opposed to a tribute for Kennedy but I fear Kennedy et al will do to our health care what they’ve done to the Boston Public School.
After 50 years of Kennedy and Dem government control the BPS system is now so bad that liberal academics and black and white upper middle class and wealthy parents refuse to send their children to its schools.
Instead, they each year spend tens of thousand of dollars to send their children to Boston’s private schools.
But, as I say, I don’t oppose a tribute to Kennedy.
In fact, there’s now proposed off the coast of one of Kennedy’s plush oceanfront homes a very appropriate project to bear his name.
I’m thinking about what’s now called the Cape Wind project proposed for development well off the shore and barely visible from Kennedy’s Hyannis Port home on Cape Cod.. The project’s sponsors say:
Cape Wind is proposing America’s first offshore wind farm on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound. Miles from the nearest shore, 130 wind turbines will gracefully harness the wind to produce up to 420 megawatts of clean, renewable energy. In average winds, Cape Wind will provide three quarters of the Cape and Islands electricity needsIf built, it well be the biggest wind farm ever built in North America.
The Senator opposes the project not, he insists, because it would be located in a speck of his ocean sailing grounds in Cape Cod Bay; or because on a clear day he can see just the tops of the windmills from the beach in front of his home.
He's got other reasons that I don't quite understand as they've been explained to me for about five years now.
But putting everything aside, if the project is eventually built, I think it should be named The Edward Moore Kennedy Wind Farm.
I can’t think of a more fitting tribute to Kennedy.
I hope Tarheel Hawkeye agrees.
And I hope most of you do, too