An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Liberal darling Ted Kennedy has run afoul of the left over his opposition to a controversial wind farm project in Massachusetts.
Liberals â€œare now heaping scorn on the 73-year-old senator,â€ reports syndicated columnist Froma Harrop. â€œYoung audiences boo at his name, and the leftish â€˜Daily Showâ€™ on Comedy Central makes fun of him.â€
The energy-producing wind farm on Nantucket Sound was slated to be the first such project in the U.S., and polls showed that 84 percent of state residents favor it.
The Cape Wind Project would erect 130 windmills in Nantucket Sound and could provide three-fourths of the power needed by Cape Cod and nearby islands, which is now largely supplied by coal-fired plants.
But the project has been â€œfrustrated at every turn by a handful of yachtsmen, Kennedy included, who donâ€™t want to see windmills from their verandas,â€ writes Harrop, whoâ€™s on the staff of the Providence Journal.
So, instead ‘sacrificing’ their view for the environment, they pull the NIMBY. I think those windmills are beautiful…very majestic. Don’t fish hang around stuff like that? Just think of the stories they could tell each other about the fish they catch.
What a bunch of weasels.