That’s a total myth. He was a cousin or something to Ethel Kennedy, who was married to a Kennedy. This guy was never in any way, shape or form a Kennedy.
Acts like a Kennedy, related to a Kennedy same thing.
Of course the guy was “a Kennedy” in all senses that mattered. He was Ethel’s nephew, worked on Teddy’s campaign, had a key position in Michael Kennedy’s Citizens Energy and bragged about being “a Kennedy”—a riff on the Kennedys’ documented use of “Do you know who I am?” He was also a wealthy alcoholic who grew up in a privileged community, went to private school, and was a sporting kind of guy.
How much more of a Kennedy could he have been?