Thursday, May 16, 2002

Blowin' in the Wind – DemocRATS have recently been touting their political correctness about energy policy, but their actions rarely—if ever—match their words. Limousine liberal poster boys Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) are two of the Senate’s biggest windbags, and its biggest hypocrites, when it comes to promoting renewable energy sources.

Kennedy and Kerry oppose an international consortium’s plan to build one of the world’s largest wind power farms in Nantucket Sound, just off Cape Cod--the stomping grounds of many a limousine liberal. Worried that the nearly two-hundred huge 500-foot tall windmills might spoil the view from his Martha’s Vineyard estate, Kennedy has been working to tighten regulatory rules that will delay and eventually kill the project. Hedging his bets, Kerry—one of the Senate’s biggest backers of wind power and coincidentally, also an estate owner on Martha’s Vineyard--urged that the federal government step in to “safeguard the public’s interest” and to study the possible impact of the windmill farm on migratory birds and fish. Given their opposition to oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), is it possible that Kennedy and Kerry also have summer homes just below the Arctic Circle?

What the two DemocRATS aren't saying is that if the windmills get churning, they would handle half of the Massachusetts coastal area's growing energy needs. This proves that liberals are champions of wind power as a clean and efficient energy source — except when it's blowing in their own back yard.


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