Temporary U.S. Senator Paul Kirk, flaccid and uninspiring to date in his stewardship of a Massachusetts seat in the Senate, has now sprung to life, revealing why members of the Kennedy family (and other wealthy denizens of the Cape and the Islands) were so keen to see him appointed as Ted Kennedy's interim replacement. Kirk has embraced cowardice and self-interest by urging President Obama to delay federal approval of the Cape Wind project. Like Kennedy before him, Kirk has now done the bidding of all his fellow wealthy elitists and NIMBYists. They're no doubt delighted with him. I say shame on him.
As flawed as they may be in other ways, all four Democratic candidates vying for this Senate seat support the Cape Wind project. They are on the right side of this issue.