. . . but here’s more evidence that Massachusetts is a one-party state. Apparently, Republicans will let anybody on the ticket: Ted Kennedy’s Republican challenger is claiming that Kennedy isn’t liberal enough.
Kenneth Chase, a language school owner from Belmont, said Kennedy _ and not the Republican presidents who launched each war _ was responsible because he had not insisted on an energy policy that weaned the United States from its dependence on foreign oil.
“The nation’s at war and the war was easily avoidable,” Chase said. “If we didn’t need the oil, we wouldn’t be in Iraq. One man had all the legislative power concentrated in his hands over the past 40 years to ensure we had an energy policy: Ted Kennedy.”