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Parody Scandal-Free Kennedy Shunned by Clan "I'm an embarrassment" admits decent, honorable kinsman By Brian C. Mooney GLOBE STAFF When the Kennedy family gathers at its compound in Hyannis...

...Again, Cecil failed...
...urging him to "ah...
...Cecil also recalls how, after completing law school, he passed the bar exam on his first attempt...
...umm...
...I even offered to babysit their kids...
...articulate...
...I'm sort of the white sheep of the family...
...also had no comment, other than that an ambassadorship to Uruguay was still available for Cecil, if he would "just steer clear of the governor's race...
...The word is, on top of everything, he has no ambition to expand the public sector," says a longtime Kennedy watcher, adding, "Personally, I doubt this kid could even cut it as a Shriver...
...ah...
...He has been happily married for 10 years to his high-school sweetheart...
...Cecil's relation to the New England dynasty is not disputed, though his mother's marriage into it was annulled a few years ago on technical grounds...
...not...
...Joe Kennedy (D-Mass...
...Kennedy would not discuss his strained relationship with Cecil, although, through a spokesman, he belched loudly...
...Once, before an oral presentation, he received a phone call from Sen...
...But all his offers have been rebuffed...
...to...
...I needed to prove I was worthyŚ an academic suspension, an unwanted sexual advance, something," he recalls...
...The real source of his ostracism, Cecil readily admits, is his own inability to live up to expectations...
...After that, he plummeted headlong into quiet respectability...
...At Harvard College, ignoring tradition, he took his own mid-terms and finals, doing well on many...
...Cecil's name has never come up in connection with recklessness, sexual misconduct, substance abuse, or any other illicit activity, say observers close to the Kennedys...
...Under canon law, marriage vows are non-binding "ab initio, if one of the parties happens to be a Kennedy...
...Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass...
...I'll probably be at home watching a ballgame on TV, or maybe doing stuff in the yard," says Cecil Kennedy 32, a third cousin of the late Joseph P. Kennedy and one of the few members of the family never embroiled in scandal...
...Parody Scandal-Free Kennedy Shunned by Clan "I'm an embarrassment" admits decent, honorable kinsman By Brian C. Mooney GLOBE STAFF When the Kennedy family gathers at its compound in Hyannis this summer for sun, fun, and respite from the high-powered world of politics and public life, one Kennedy will almost certainly be absent...
...The family inner circle is said to be privately fuming about Cecil and has branded him "not a Kennedy...
...be...
...try...
...He now suspects that his decision to take advanced life saving and CPR classes may have permanently alienated the senator...
...Meanwhile, Cecil knows he has no hope of an invitation to Hyannis any time soon...
...too...
...I can still see their crestfallen faces," he says, wistfully...
...Many of them describe a growing sense of a legacy squandered...
...I've always wanted to do things together, as a family," he says...
...But I kept disappointing everyone...
...Sen...
...ah...
...I never wanted this to happen...
...They'd never invite me," he says, ruefully...

Vol. 2 • May 1997 • No. 35


 
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