Just say NO to the "Joe 4 Oil" program!
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS -- Have you seen those television commercials for CITGO's discounted heating oil program featuring Joseph P. Kennedy II?
In the commercial, Joe Kennedy states that families that have been awarded a federal fuel assistance benefit automatically will receive a letter from Citizens Energy Corporation (a front for CITGO) informing them of their potential eligibility to receive a one-time delivery of up to 200 gallons of heating oil at 40 percent off retail price.
He says that this program is "a gift from the people of Venuezuela to the people of the United States".
The commercial ends with Kennedy urging viewers to call a toll-free telephone number (1-877-JOE-4-OIL) for more information about this program.
I know that Joe Kennedy is a publicity seeking, ultra-liberal fool, but this time he's gone too far! This smug, sanctimonious, millionaire has got a lot of nerve sponsoring Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez's latest attempt at class warfare. I guess that Chavez figures he can further insult the Bush Administration and at the same time look like the good guy by offreing subsudized home heating oil to low income Americans.
I hope that most people who are eligible for this program see it for what it is and say: "Hey Joe, take your buddy Hugo Chavez's discounted home heating oil, and shove it"!