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Devil’s Advocate

Hugo Chavez is a major idiot and I have no use for the loudmouth jerk. I also feel he needs to be smacked up side of his pointy little head for his recent remarks about President Bush being the devil. With that said however, I am going to have to take the position of devil’s advocate in the whole CITGO kerfuffle that is going around the blogosphere.

The fact is I just don’t see a boycott of Citgo doing any good whatsoever to get back at Chavez. There has been a whole lot of smoke and mirrors over this entire incident and I want you to consider the three key facts below, think about it and then let’s open the floor for discussion ...

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Clay Jones - The Freelance-Star, Fredericksburg, VA

7-Eleven Dumps Citgo, Picks Up Torrance Supplier
(BIZJOURNAL) - September 28, 2006

Convenience store operator 7-Eleven Inc. is dropping Citgo as its gasoline provider and switching to its own brand, the company said Wednesday. The Dallas-based chain’s 20-year contract with Venezuelan-backed Citgo expires at the end of this week, said 7-Eleven spokeswoman Margaret Chabris. Torrance-based Tower Energy Group is among the suppliers that will now be supplying 7-Eleven with gasoline.

Chabris said 7-Eleven has been planning for some time to shift to its own brand of gasoline, and it is merely coincidental that the announcement follows incendiary remarks Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made about President George W. Bush last week.

Chabris added that Citgo, a Houston-based subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, announced earlier this year that it would no longer supply Texas and other states where 7-Eleven relied significantly on the gasoline.

“Our decision to rebrand the gasoline as our own was made some time ago and certainly before Hugo Chavez made his remarks at the U.N. Last week,” Chabris said. Chavez, during his remarks, called Bush the devil and an alcoholic, according to news reports. 7-Eleven sells Citgo gas at more than 2,100 locations, Chabris said.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 10/02/2006 at 09:31 AM   
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