Oh my, “the founding president of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate yesterday said he is giving up on seeking federal funds for the legacy project, $30 million short of the total the institute has requested from Congress.

“We had this request in and we felt that either we get it this year or we don’t, and we’re not going to go back,” said Peter Meade, president of the institute. “I doubt we’re going back to ask for any more.

The institute, a $150 million project to honor the liberal lion, already has nabbed $38 million in federal dollars. …”

“Sen. Kerry has always believed that the Kennedy Institute will become one of the nation’s preeminent civic educational institutions,” said Kerry spokeswoman Whitney Smith, who added that the project, backed by federal funding “combined with the lion’s share of private funding, will make a difference in Massachusetts for generations to come.””

The Kennedy family never ceases to make my eyes roll. Didn’t they legislate their opinion enough years already?

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