Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Inexhaustable wind

The Tennessee Democrat Party's braying blog is too quick to accuse Senator Lamar Alexander for his call to drill for oil.

Speaking of energy and conservation while in the lush mountains of East Tennessee is in fact effective; however, crusading against wind energy (perhaps to protect your own backyard vista) and encouraging drilling for oil in America, far removed from your own home is too self serving.
It seems they have Alexander confused with their own Kennedy family. A quick google search on 'wind power' and 'Kennedy Compound' brings up over 44,000 hits. The Kennedy roadblock to wind power goes back years. Here's a sample from their own Boston Globe:

The 130-turbine, 24-square-mile cluster of windmills would be about 8 miles from Kennedy's home in Hyannis Port, and he has long opposed it. The Coast Guard bill would give Governor Mitt Romney, another wind farm opponent, the power to veto it, even if the project clears all other hurdles.

Kennedy rejected suggestions that he doesn't like the wind farm because it would be near his Cape home, and said the project probably wouldn't be visible from the Kennedy compound. He said he's against the project because it would create a range of environmental and navigational problems and would hurt tourism, one of the area's key industries
The Democrats need to start with getting their own politicians to back wind power before they start throwing stones at others. I'm sure would appreciate the support.

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