Leaders from four Western Alaska villages have rejected an offer of free heating oil from a Venezuelan- owned company because that nation's president this month called President Bush "a devil" and made other inflammatory comments about the United States.The above story from Right Wing Sparkle.
"Despite the critical need for fuel in our region, the Unangan (Aleut) people are Americans first, and we cannot support the political agenda attached to this donation," read a statement from Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association released late Thursday.
What can any of us do? Participate in the boycott of Citgo oil.
The local Citgo station is geographically convenient - right next to the school - as well as a good price. But, as a principle, I refuse to subsidize the dictator who buddies up to our enemies.
Sometimes, there are things more important than the money.