Monday, October 02, 2006

Take that, Hugo Chavez

Alaskan islanders tell Venezuelan a**hat where to shove it:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- An offer of free heating oil from a critic of President Bush will be rejected by four remote Alaska villages.

Leaders of the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association said Thursday that they will not accept oil for residents of Nelson Lagoon, Atka, St. Paul and St. George offered by Venezuela President Hugo Chavez out of loyalty to Bush and the country.

Chavez last week called President Bush "a devil" and made other inflammatory comments about the United States.

"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," leaders of the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association said in a prepared statement Thursday.


Critics say Chavez through the gift is trying to make President Bush and the U.S. government look as if they do not care for their own people. Chavez also supports Iran's nuclear ambitions.
The four villages face heating fuel costs between $5 and $6 a gallon, according to the association. They were the only villages in the region scheduled to receive fuel.

You go, Unangans!

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