Friday, January 31, 2003

Liberals Against Wind Power

We all know that liberals like Ted Kennedy, RFK Jr., and Walter Cronkite are against oil and coal, not to mention nuclear, electric power production. These men side with organizations like Greenpeace against the big, bad, conservative oil companies, and take every opportunity to support so-called renewable energy. Why, then, are they against Greenpeace's latest cause celebre, a wind farm in Nantucket Sound? NIMBY!

Yes, they want renewable energy, but not in their own back yard. You see, they have paid a fortune for their palaces on Nantucket Island, and don't want their precious view marred by windmills. This looks like an April fools joke, but it is all too real. Walter Cronkite I can understand, since he is a private citizen. But the Kennedys? They are public servants, after all, and quite a bit of their demonization of the right is centered on air pollution and oil politics. But when they are asked to sacrifice something for the cause, even just a part of the view from their summer house beach, they can't show the courage of their convictions.

I can't wait to see how long it takes the media to take up this story. Hypocrisy, thy name is Kennedy.