John Kerry denounces Young amendment

Senator John Kerry has come out against the Young amendment, political analyst Jon Keller reported late this afternoon on WBZ4 Boston, Channel 4.

"The Young amendment is an insult to Americans who care about good government," Kerry said in a statement to WBZ4. "I oppose this backdoor amendment."

Keller also reported that Maine Senator Olympia Snowe is working toward some form of compromise on the amendment, according to a Snowe aide.

Kerrys statement in sharp contrast to Kennedy's 

According to today's Cape Cod Times, Kerry's bluntly stated opposition yesterday stood in contrast to U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, a staunch critic of the Cape Wind proposal. He defended the amendment yesterday.

"Sen. Kennedy hopes we have a national policy in place soon,'' said Melissa Wagoner, a Kennedy spokeswoman. ''But in the interim, he feels it's understandable why members of the committee would want to look at navigational safety issues that accompany these kinds of projects." See the article here. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on