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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Kennedys and Hugo: Lie down with dogs . . .

No matter how vile the insults, the Kennedy venality is endless:

Citizens Energy, Citgo Bring Discounted Oil To Bay State
Some Upset With Statement About President

BOSTON -- Despite soaring profits for oil companies during the past year, only one company, Citgo of Venezuela, is willing to sell discounted oil to the poor.
That is, to the American poor that would qualify as middle class if they lived in Venezuela.
NewsCenter 5's Amalia Barreda reported Monday that once again it is Joe Kennedy's Citizens Energy group that is bringing that oil to needy families in Masschusetts.
Like his rum-running grandfather, Joe has no problem associating with criminals:
The oil comes from Citgo Petroleum of Venezuela -- the country whose president, Hugo Chavez, called President George W. Bush the devil.

"No matter the differences we might have, there is always room for cooperation," Venezuelan Ambassador Bernardo Alvarez said.
Not that Joe's alone:
That was also the message Monday from Citgo's CEO and from Rep. Bill Delahunt, who has developed a strong relationship with Chavez.

"We do need each other. The relationship is important, and we all have to try and we have to temp the rhetoric down," Delahunt said.
Then there's the oil going to NYC:
The program will deliver fuel to eligible families throughout the five boroughs. The initiative will also devote 5 percent of the delivery volume free of charge to homeless shelters during the heating season. The initial delivery was made to a 60-unit Bronx apartment building, whose low-income tenants will receive rent rebates as a result of the discount delivery of 200 gallons per unit.
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The CITGO-Venezuela Heating Oil Program is also operating in Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Greater Philadelphia, Greater Pittsburgh, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin. CITGO is also providing discount oil directly to 163 Native American tribes in the states of Alaska, Maine, Minnesota and New York.
I've been posting about this for a year now

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