Friday, September 29, 2006


[posted by Callimachus]

Some Aleut villages reject Hugo Chavez' free oil offer.

Leaders from four Western Alaska villages have rejected an offer of free heating oil from a Venezuelan- owned company because that nation's president this month 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," read a statement from Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association released late Thursday.

Anyone want to pass the hat and get up a fund to buy these folks some oil?

UPDATE: Terri goes me one better and tracks down a mailing address for the people. Next step?