UPDATE (and moved to top):Convenience store chain 7-11 has decided to drop Citgo as its preferred fuel for sale. It appears that this boycott is growing legs and is increasing in scope. About 2,100 of 7-Eleven’s 5,300 U.S. stores sell gasoline.
Here’s something I didn’t know…the gasoline company Citgo is owned by the Venezuelan government and as such is controlled by dictator Hugo Chavez. You remember good ol’ Hugo, dontcha? He’s the guy who’s been calling President Bush “the devil” and supporting evil dictators all over the world. Remember, Chavez is the one who threatened, albeit weakly, that he would attack America if they were provoked. I recently applied for and received a Citgo gas card because the local Circle K convenience stores recently dropped Union 76 and went independent with their fuel. So I needed a gas card for a company that a convenience store nearby sold. And that happened to be Citgo. Now upon learning the Citgo-Chavez connection, I’m cutting up my card and no longer using Citgo. I’ve read a couple of blogs whose owners/authors (whom in the past have shown themselves to be somewhat intelligent) have taken the tact of mindless, vitriolic Bush-bashing. It’s pathetic.