Remember this entry, in which I chronicle the Watertown (Massachusetts) Citizens for Environmental Safety-sponsored Hiroshima Remembrance demonstration that turned into one large anti-Bush, anti-Iraq War protest? Well, I came home at a time when the proposed Cape Wind Farm is being debated, and the aforementioned W.C.E.S. and the much more conservative group, The Watertown Citizens for Common Sense Government (W.C.C.S.G.), which usually fights bitter battles with the W.C.E.S. (and of which I’m a member), both advocate the wind farm. Politics sometimes really does make for strange bedfellows.
Guess who doesn’t support it? Mr. Edward M. Kennedy.
It would seem that the senior senator from Massachusetts has had his insincerity exposed. Can anyone honestly say that this is a man of integrity, what with his environmental double standard? Other members of the Kennedy clan oppose it too, including the tireless advocate for cheap fuel himself, Joe Kennedy, as well as Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who earns his keep by bludgeoning companies about their environmental practices.
And how about the Bay State’s junior senator? Does anyone know where Kerry stands on this? Last time I heard, he already took 70 million positions on the wind farm and will probably take 70 million more by the time the debate is all wrapped up.
What in the name of dear Mother Earth are the rest of us supposed to think about this? Are we to believe that these uber-liberals no longer find Kyoto kinky? What’s happened to their ecological fetish? Save the whales! That’s their motto – but the small print reads, unless it means tarnishing our silver spoons.
The elitist liberal NIMBY crowd could sink this proposal for a cheap, clean and environmentally safe source of fuel for not only the Islands and Cape Cod, but a good chunk of eastern/southeastern Massachusetts.
Shamefully, the Republican Governor Mitt Romney also opposes the wind farm. Being a businessman, Romney ought to know damn well that he can’t stand in the way of progress. Yet he’s worried about tourism? The wind farm will be seven miles off the coast! No-one’s going to see it. Mitt, a word of advice – the bleeding hearts who live on Nantucket aren’t going to vote for you anyway, so you might as well do the right thing.
Usually, Kerry and the Kennedy clan are good advocates for the causes that the W.C.E.S. holds dear. But at least the liberals of the environmental safety group agree with its more conservative town opposition that the state should proceed with the wind farm.
That should tell you that Massachusetts politicos are blowing hot air and tilting at the wrong windmills.