First they lose the family throne, then word gets out that Patches was doing vodka shots after giving a talk on his history of substance abuse, and finally — and most ignominiously — the feds have approved a permit for a giant wind farm that will, horror of horrors, mar the ocean view at the Kennedy’s Hyannis Port compound. How about this for a vituperative and wounded quote:
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental lawyer and nephew of the late senator, said the decision will cost Massachusetts taxpayers “billions of dollars” over the next two decades.
“It will put out of business virtually every fisherman in the South Cape,” Kennedy, who serves on the board of VantagePoint Venture Partners, a clean-energy venture capital firm based in San Bruno, California, said in an interview. “It’s a bad decision from almost every angle.”
Oh no, not the fishermen! If there’s one thing to be said for Kennedys, it’s that they’ve always looked out for the fishermen, or something. Robert, your quote couldn’t sound pettier if you had said that Ken Salazar has B.O. and doesn’t have friends anyways.
This battle is far from over. But it does the heart good to see the Kennedy clan at least worrying that they might have to suffer even the smallest of slights.