(The Following is an excerpt from the book Cape Wind: Money, Celebrity, Energy, Class, Politics, and the Battle for Our Energy Future. Reprinted with permission of the authors, Wendy Williams and Bob Witcomb. )
Chapter Six: The Passion of Matt Patrick
“IT’S A ROUGH GAME, UNDERNEATH THE BACKSLAPS AND THE HANDSHAKES AND THE BIG NOBLE SPEECHES…” ALLEN DRURY, ADVISE AND CONSENT
The Community Counseling Service “generated letter to John Q. Prospect” claimed that the Alliance had “gained support from all the local politicians” and had “developed a strong base of influential republican and democratic supporters in the State House and in Congress.” Politically, it did look as though project opponents had everything sewn up.