Long-time ecological fanatic and general crazy person Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has endorsed Alan Grayson for the Florida Senate Democratic nomination. And very possibly Alan Grayson even wants this endorsement. I personally wouldn’t, myself – but then – and thank God for this – I’m not Alan Grayson.
Although it’s not entirely clear that Grayson should want Kennedy’s endorsement, given that Robert F Kennedy Jr. is, well, a crazy radical environmentalist. How crazy? Well, in 2009 Kennedy called President Barack Obama an “indentured servant” to the coal industry apparently because Obama didn’t immediately order the coal and oil industries to be immediately shuttered and its senior staff executed. And I am not really exaggerating, either. There was a 2007 speech by Kennedy (now somehow off YouTube) in which he went:
The most important thing you can do is to get involved in the political process and get rid of all these rotten politicians that we have in Washington D. C.
Who are nothing more than corporate toadies for companies like Exxon and Southern Company, these villainous companies that consistently put their private financial interest ahead of American interests and ahead of the interests of all of humanity.
This is treason and we need to start treating them now as traitors.
Bolding mine. “Treason” and “traitors” are both specific terms with specific meanings – and specific punishments. And, in case you’re wondering: nah, Kennedy hasn’t really mellowed since. Now, I may have my differences with the current President of the United States of America. But I do not think that Barack Obama should be taken out and hanged for being insufficiently Green by the fundamentalist standards of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. It seems an absolute shame that we do not know whether or not Rep. Alan Grayson (D) feels the same way.