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Candidate draws crowd with cheap gas
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| Aug 17
Posted on 08/19/2006 12:52:58 AM PDT by tlb
RADCLIFF, Ky. - A congressional candidate's offer of cheap gas drew a bipartisan crowd.
More than 100 people waited more than an hour Wednesday at a gas station to fuel up at $1.20 a gallon, thanks to Democrat Mike Weaver, who is running for the congressional seat held by Republican Rep. Ron Lewis.
Weaver picked $1.20 because that was the price of regular unleaded when Lewis went to Congress in 1994. Weaver, who supports developing alternative energy, called Lewis a supporter of big oil.
Lewis called the giveaway "pure grade-school politics," and noted his support of alternative fuels and of opening Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
On Thursday, he also accused accused Weaver of "playing fast and loose with the law" and asked the U.S. Attorney's office to investigate whether the campaign event amounted to vote buying.
Weaver's campaign, which limited customers to 10 gallons each, spent $1,510 to cover the difference from the regular $2.76 price on the 968 gallons sold during the lunchtime giveaway.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: election2006; electioncongress; energy
Abe Lincoln anticipated this sort of campaign. You can fuel all of the people some of the time, and you can fuel some of the people all of the time, but you can't fuel all of the people all of the time.
posted on 08/19/2006 12:52:59 AM PDT
its all a Bush NeoCon UFO Plot lol
posted on 08/19/2006 12:54:03 AM PDT
by StoneWall Brigade
(America Love it or Leave it!)
Weaver picked $1.20 because that was the price of regular unleaded when Lewis went to Congress in 1994.
Inflation must just be a hallucination/ figment of my imagination.
In other news, I'm a poet and I don't know it (or I'm posessed by Maya Angelou).
posted on 08/19/2006 1:00:06 AM PDT
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Isn't vote buying illegal?
Democrats offering cheap gas? That'll be the day!
(No more Olmert! No more Kadima! No more Oslo!)
posted on 08/19/2006 4:52:41 AM PDT
(In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
You can fuel all of the people...
posted on 08/19/2006 6:49:41 AM PDT
(life is fragile, handle with prayer)
posted on 08/22/2006 5:56:22 AM PDT
(Just b/c your paranoid; Doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you. :^)
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