Is Mr. Kennedy plagiarizing The Alliance?
Shades of brothers Grimm in our local daily
By Richard Bartlett
Senator Kennedy recently put out an editorial seeking to explain his opposition to the Cape Wind project. One couldn't get too far into it before feeling,"Gee, I've read this book before!" All the false concerns the Alliance has been spinning ad nauseam were in his piece. I don't imagine that he worries about Mr. Vinnick suing him for plagiarism.
"But you don't understand. I sail there."
- Ted KennedyI'd like to offer the Senator some unsolicited advise. Don't assimilate Ernie Corrigan and Audra Parker into your speechwriting staff. Their arguments on the dangers to society, even after being refuted by reliable sources, have rendered them lacking in credibility. Their grim fairy tales out-grim the 18th century German brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm, who collected and published the imaginative and scary mythology of their time.
There is no need for me to rehash the list of objections in the Senator's playbook. Moses Calouro and Rep. Matt Patrick have already provided very effectively the factual refutations on capecodtoday.com and in oher newspapers.
Not mentioned in the Kennedy op-ed is his real reason for being a NIMBY. When asked how he, a strong advocate for health and environmental programs, could oppose the wind farm he reportedly answered, "But you don't understand. I sail there."
Richard C. Bartlett