Skip to comments.Kennedy Family Feud [Rose Wanted to Donate Home to Benedictines, Ted Tore Up papers]
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.
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His reputation as a piece of garbage builds even after death.
Tore them up and threw them off a certain Chappaquiddick bridge hoping no one would find them?
With a beau-ti-ful view of the windfarm offshore....
>There was no way he was going to have the place turned into a monastery.” <
How about a bordello in honor of the family?
“a retreat for thinkers” (aka Conservatives) no wonder he tore it up.
ted dedicated it to satan.
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.
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...
>> no Kennedy holds political office in Washington
Thanks for reminding us of that. It makes me smile. Hope this condition persists.
I don’t know that “evil” is the right word, but most certainly, sinfully selfish sure describes most of them.
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.
Making ever more a mockery, the elaborate funeral mass, they gave the guy. Just empty ceremony.
Sounds like elder abuse to me.
Ted, the youngest, has gotten away with everything and now, even in death, he's defying his mother's wishes for the house.
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.
Is that Rosemary on the far right?
I’m not sure.
I think she is in the back row, second from right.
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.
Sounds like the demons in Teddy protected the demons in the Kennedy compound from a benedictine exorcism...
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.
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