Globe: Patrick Kennedy feuding with Vicki over Ted’s legacyJuly 22nd, 2012 at 5:37 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes
Frank Phillips reports for The Boston Globe:
The already frayed relationship between Vicki Kennedy and her late husband’s children is at the breaking point, with the two sons growing increasingly convinced that she is jeopardizing the senator’s legacy and mishandling the creation of the $71 million institute that bears his name.
Much of the conflict centers around the construction and governance of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate, a project that faces potential cost overruns, according to a close family friend who was authorized by some family members to speak on their behalf, but who declined to be named.
Edward M. Kennedy Jr. and Patrick Kennedy, the senator’s children, believe their father’s widow is badly bungling the efforts to create what their father had hoped would be a monument to his storied career in the US Senate, said the friend, whose account was confirmed by another close family associate.
Patrick signed a fundraising pitch for the new Edward M. Kennedy Institute just last December.