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Kennedy Family Feud [Rose Wanted to Donate Home to Benedictines, Ted Tore Up papers]
The American Spectator ^ | 7/18/11 | Daniel J. Flynn

Posted on 07/24/2011 1:25:26 PM PDT by marshmallow

The Kennedys fought with the likes of Franklin Roosevelt, Jimmy Hoffa, and Robert Bork over the duration of thirteen presidential administrations. Now that no Kennedy holds political office in Washington, they're fighting each other.

The family feud involves two iconic landmarks: the Kennedy Cape Cod compound and the John F. Kennedy Library overlooking Dorchester Bay.

In Hyannis Port, Ted Kennedy's heirs prepare to transform the waterfront mansion the family has owned for 85 years into a retreat for thinkers and politicians contemplating public policy. The compound where early movie-mogul Joe Kennedy screened films for starlet Gloria Swanson, where the brood played touch-football games, and where Ted secluded himself after Chappaquiddick will morph from a familiar family gathering spot to a meeting place for strangers. The neighbors -- i.e., others Kennedys who have purchased homes adjacent to the main house -- are perturbed.

So, one might deduce, is the longtime owner. "Rose wanted to turn the place over to the Benedictine monks before she died," Benedict Fitzgerald , the family matriarch's personal attorney, told author Joe Klein for his book Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died. "I drew up the legal papers for her on my front porch. But when Ted found out about it, he ripped the thing in half. There was no way he was going to have the place turned into a monastery."

Wresting control of the property from mother Rose, Ted Kennedy instructed his heirs to deed it to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. Instead of a house of God, the property will become a Temple of Ted.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: hyannisport; kennedy; monks; rosekennedy; tedkennedy

1 posted on 07/24/2011 1:25:31 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

His reputation as a piece of garbage builds even after death.


2 posted on 07/24/2011 1:28:29 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: marshmallow

Tore them up and threw them off a certain Chappaquiddick bridge hoping no one would find them?


3 posted on 07/24/2011 1:30:30 PM PDT by bgill
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To: marshmallow

With a beau-ti-ful view of the windfarm offshore....


4 posted on 07/24/2011 1:30:34 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the earth..it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: marshmallow

>There was no way he was going to have the place turned into a monastery.” <

How about a bordello in honor of the family?


5 posted on 07/24/2011 1:34:33 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: max americana

“a retreat for thinkers” (aka Conservatives) no wonder he tore it up.


6 posted on 07/24/2011 1:40:15 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: marshmallow

ted dedicated it to satan.


7 posted on 07/24/2011 1:44:09 PM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: marshmallow
Serves them right.

The fam under Teddie the Awful has worked to destroy America. Now they can destroy each other. I wondered how long it would take for the usual family wars would breakout when Teddie croaked.

8 posted on 07/24/2011 1:44:55 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: max americana

He was planning to create a place for illegals who washed a-shore .... it was to be called ‘The Voodoo Lounge’ and Happy hour was every day at noon...


9 posted on 07/24/2011 1:48:26 PM PDT by Anti dote
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To: marshmallow
Earlier today I was thinking about Rosemary Kennedy and (quite related) the family's view on abortion. They always put themselves first. If anyone got in their way, even family, they were prepared to do whatever it took to come out on top.

Evil people.

10 posted on 07/24/2011 1:55:10 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: marshmallow

>> no Kennedy holds political office in Washington

Thanks for reminding us of that. It makes me smile. Hope this condition persists.


11 posted on 07/24/2011 1:59:44 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I don’t know that “evil” is the right word, but most certainly, sinfully selfish sure describes most of them.


12 posted on 07/24/2011 2:01:35 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: omega4179

Maybe the “thinkers” can meet there and find new ways to change our immigration laws to allow even more third worlders to come here and further change our nation’s demographics,in honor of “The Swimmers” true legacy.


13 posted on 07/24/2011 2:17:20 PM PDT by NotTallTex
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To: NotTallTex
Sick, It was her Compound not Teddy's Joe and her bought it before Teddy was even born.
14 posted on 07/24/2011 2:33:54 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: CaptainK

Making ever more a mockery, the elaborate funeral mass, they gave the guy. Just empty ceremony.


15 posted on 07/24/2011 3:05:54 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: marshmallow
Wresting control of the property from mother Rose

Sounds like elder abuse to me.

16 posted on 07/24/2011 3:05:54 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: scooby321

Ted, the youngest, has gotten away with everything and now, even in death, he's defying his mother's wishes for the house.

17 posted on 07/24/2011 3:12:35 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
happy bunch. /s

Teddy was fond of saying "the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die" to rapturous applause from the liberal multitudes. Is this but an empty phrase into which the hearer could place his fondest wish?

18 posted on 07/25/2011 5:37:59 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Oratam
Teddy was fond of saying "the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die" to rapturous applause from the liberal multitudes. Is this but an empty phrase into which the hearer could place his fondest wish?

I'm sure you're right.

I personally know some liberals who are not politicians, and if I want to stay on speaking terms with them, I don't discuss politics.

There are also liberals in my family, and it makes for tense times during holidays, graduation parties, etc. if politics are brought up.

You cannot reason with these people, no matter how smart they are. So you end up talking about the weather, movies, food, or sports.

19 posted on 07/25/2011 6:07:21 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Is that Rosemary on the far right?


20 posted on 07/25/2011 6:11:37 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: COBOL2Java

I’m not sure.


21 posted on 07/25/2011 6:27:11 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: COBOL2Java

I think she is in the back row, second from right.


22 posted on 07/25/2011 6:58:33 AM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: marshmallow

Considering the evil people who occupied the house, and what things happened there, a thorough cleansing or demolition of the property would be a good idea. Couldn’t hurt. I guess the Benedictines are a Catholic group, and I can’t see them, or any religious group, thriving in that desecrated place.


23 posted on 07/25/2011 7:20:18 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: marshmallow

Sounds like the demons in Teddy protected the demons in the Kennedy compound from a benedictine exorcism...


24 posted on 07/25/2011 7:24:39 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: ELS

Ted has not had a drink for 25 Months Today. Maybe for his 2nd year sober the Benedictines will get there retreat setting in Hyannis.


25 posted on 07/25/2011 7:27:04 AM PDT by Colonial35
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