In fact, instead of keep digging up 'good ol' Ted' and driving stakes into the place where his heart should be (there's a finder's fee, I gather), perhaps we should emulate medieval mores and simply hang his wretched remains from a bridge over the road leading into Hyannis Port. Of course, this will shock and horrify the tree-hugging fraternity (or should that be sorority?) who have come out onto the internet and beatified 'St. Ted of Chappaquiddick' as a true believer in the religion of 'Greenery'.
Well, he was always 'Master Steadfast for Greenery', er, just so long as the 'Greenery' was over there but not over here! To paraphrase his fellow saint, Augustine, he no doubt prayed "Make me green, Lord, but not yet!" His record in the Senate for voting for every conceivable green project however wacky was exemplary. However, when the idea was mooted to build a wind turbine farm in Nantucket Sound the 'Family' (I use that word in both its Irish and Sicilian meanings!) was dead set against it even though the turbines would have been barely visible in the distance.
Now that "the King is dead; long live the King" operates in the Cape Cod district, The Boston Globe has resurrected the idea and called on 'Oprah' Obama to get the idea moving again:
Obama may have had time to enjoy the pristine view from the beaches near Edgartown this week, but Americans have run out of time to stick their heads in the sand when it comes to global warming. The administration should not wait any longer to show its support for Cape Wind, a project consistent with the president’s pledge to support clean energy and open a frontier for harnessing wind power.
Of course, he and his family have just enjoyed a wonderful holiday in the beautiful area of Martha's Vineyard and may wish to do so again, but I'm sure he would not let that stand in the way of his principles.
(What are you laughing at, boy, take a hundred lines!)
I am obliged to John Stossell - a must read!