CONVENIENCE STORE NEWS:
Eight CITGO stations may have to pay the price for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's statement last week about U.S. President George W. Bush. A south Florida legislator wants the state to cancel its contracts with the stations that reside along the Florida Turnpike, the Tallahassee Democrat Capitol reported.BRAVO! We should no sooner let Chavez have these locations than let AQ Khan run our ports.
Rep. Adam Hasner (R-Delray Beach) has written a letter to the state's Department of Transportation secretary, Denver Stutler, asking for the contract's cancellation.
"As you are aware, CITGO is wholly owned by Petroleos de Venezuela, the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela," Hasner wrote last week to Stutler. "We must send a clear message to Chavez and the current government of Venezuela that the state of Florida and our citizens will not support institutions that seek the destabilization of America and our institutions and freedoms."