Bailing Out the Kennedy Legacy

Here’s one to chew on as your taxes go up, your kids are facing a lifetime of enormous debt and your friends and neighbors are losing their jobs by the bushel:

More than one out of every five dollars of the $125 million Massachusetts is receiving from a federal spending bill is going to help preserve the legacy of the Kennedys.

The bill includes $5.8 million for a new Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate to be located near the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. The JFK Museum will get $22 million for upgrades.

Other projects the Kennedy Family Legacy Bailout Initiative will fund will be:

–Construction of the “Dike Bridge to the 22nd Century”

–A glass-bottom boat tour of Poucha Pond

–The “Jack & Bobby’s Marilyn Monroe Rodeo Re-Enactment Show” in the JFK Museum’s Adultery Wing.

–Declaring Au Bar a national landmark

–Ceremonial bronzing of silver spoons for all family members holding rank of second cousin or higher

–Changing the name of the Boston Marathon to the “Rum Run” in honor of Papa Joe

–Commissioning singer Tony Orlando to record all of the Kennedy family’s favorite songs on a commemorative CD entitled “Knock Three Times on the Ceiling if Jackie’s Coming”

Update: Michelle Malkin calls the Kennedy bailout “Hyannis Pork.”

(thanks for the link, MM)

Update II: Being the eternal seeker of maddening irony, it just occurred to me to wonder if the Kopechne family’s tax dollars are going towards the Kennedy legacy bailout.

Author: Doug Powers

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