Ted Kennedy’s Gone, But the Pork Lives On

They don’t call where the Kennedys live “Hyannispork” for nothing — and the legendary waste continues:

A large military spending bill moving through Congress contains a little-noticed outlay for Boston that has nothing to do with national defense: $20 million for an educational institute honoring late Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts.

The earmark, tucked into the defense bill at the request of Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts, requires US taxpayers to help the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate realize its goal of building a repository for Kennedy’s papers and an accompanying civic learning center on the University of Massachusetts at Boston campus in Dorchester, next to the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.

My first question about a possible educational institute honoring Ted Kennedy is “How late will the bar be open?” And the second is “Does this rich-ass silver-spooning family and/or their loyal pals ever pay for anything with their own money?”

Then there’s John Kerry, who could find enough in change at the bottom of his wife’s Prada purse to build not only the Ted Kennedy Educational Institute, but also an adjoining Chivas Regal Museum of Embarrassing Moments in History, as well as a Chappaquiddick simulator (bring your own bathing suit and towel please).

I love these politicians like John Kerry who long to honor their “lifelong friends” but won’t pitch in a penny of their own cash. Take a hike, horseface. Have your wife pay for it.

Besides, wouldn’t Ted Kennedy want that $20 million to go toward health care for the poor instead of a wildly expensive monument to himself? Don’t answer that.

Author: Doug Powers

Doug Powers is a writer, editor and commentator covering news of the day from a conservative viewpoint with an occasional shot of irreverence and a chaser of snark. Townhall Media writer/editor. MichelleMalkin.com alum. Bowling novice. Long-suffering Detroit Lions fan. Contact: WriteDoug@Live.com.