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Saturday, December 18, 2010

More Money to Kennedy Projects

Oh my, "the founding president of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate yesterday said he is giving up on seeking federal funds for the legacy project, $30 million short of the total the institute has requested from Congress.

“We had this request in and we felt that either we get it this year or we don’t, and we’re not going to go back,” said Peter Meade, president of the institute. “I doubt we’re going back to ask for any more.

The institute, a $150 million project to honor the liberal lion, already has nabbed $38 million in federal dollars. ..."

“Sen. Kerry has always believed that the Kennedy Institute will become one of the nation’s preeminent civic educational institutions,” said Kerry spokeswoman Whitney Smith, who added that the project, backed by federal funding “combined with the lion’s share of private funding, will make a difference in Massachusetts for generations to come.”"

The Kennedy family never ceases to make my eyes roll. Didn't they legislate their opinion enough years already?

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  1. As long as it contains a waterlogged Oldsmobile sedan and the body of a young girl in front of the main entrance, it's probably worth the money.

  2. Not one penny of taxpayer money should ever be spent on any Kennedy project.


    One of the documents, a KGB report to bosses in the Soviet Communist Party Central Committee, revealed that "In 1978, American Sen. Edward Kennedy requested the assistance of the KGB to
    Another KGB report to their bosses revealed that on March 5, 1980, John Tunney met with the KGB in Moscow on behalf of Sen. Kennedy. Tunney expressed Kennedy's opinion that "nonsense about 'the Soviet military threat' and Soviet ambitions for military expansion in the Persian Gulf. . .was being fueled by [President Jimmy] Carter, [National Security Advisor Zbigniew] Brzezinski, the Pentagon and the military industrial complex.".