Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Over-the-top environmentalism: RFK, Jr. calls Obama "indentured servant" of clean coal industry

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

In an interview with Brian Ross on ABC News, Bobby Kennedy's namesake opened fire on President Obama, calling him an "indentured servant" of the clean coal industry who "parrots" that industry's "talking points" and perpetuates a "dirty lie" about coal.

You have to read the whole thing to appreciate the extent to which Kennedy is saying that Obama has been corrupted by "carbon industry" campaign contributions. This from a guy who joined the chorus of praise for Obama's historic, gazillion dollar internet fundraising program from small contributors. This about a President who has pledged to invest heavily in every green energy alternative, while also committing himself to making sure the American economy is more energy self-sufficient. Not enough to be called corrupt by Kennedy, a man whose claim to public attention (other than his conviction for heroin possession) is a function of the accident of his birth.

Here's what I want to know: when will RKF, Jr., persuade his uncle Teddy and the rest of his influential family to stop blocking this Cape Cod wind farm (which today received important new backing from President Obama) because it might interfere with their view while sailing?

And while I'm on that subject, could there be a connection between Obama's pushing the wind farm and Kennedy's slamming Obama as a tool of Big Carbon? Just wondering.

What's your opinion? Post a comment.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reaffirming what an underhanded petty game politics is.

    If RFK Jr. is attacking Obama on the "clean coal" issue because of a view issue then that is just childish. Even if he isn't, how can you be against clean coal AND against offshore wind power? What clean power options are acceptable to RFK Jr? He must have some sort of magical power generating system he's holding out on