Skip to comments.Weaver’s stump ‘stunt’ reverberates nationally (FR mentioned in the last para)
Posted on 08/20/2006 10:25:18 AM PDT by SLB
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Gawd, that's post of the year.
KY Ping for vote buying.
Lewis should be able to hit this one out of the park, however. The approach should be "Gas price? yeah. let's talk about that. Which party has stonewalled an Energy bill that would actually accomplish something? Who stands in the way of much-needed refinery capacity? Need I mention ANWR? Which party pushes for an ever-changing crazy-quilt of formulations? Which party empowers leaders like Chavez to wreak havoc on the supply side? Let's talk about Weaver's ability to buck his party when legislation comes up again. The real answer is that unless Weaver increases your taxes by dollars to give you a rebate of pennies, there is little that a democRAT is willing or able to do against the wishes of the special interests that have a stranglehold on their party."
Here's a better question... Is he dipping into the campaign money for personal gain? Where exactly did the $1510 come from, where did it go to, and is it considered a "campaign expense"?
The $1510 covered the difference between the $1.20/gallon price, and the normal price of approx $3/gal for each sale. But the deep-discount $1.20/gallon price likely attracted much heavier buying on that day than on similar days. In other words, the $1510 was a subsidy to increase that day's profitability.
So... did he use campaign money in a way that directly made his business more profitable?
What a moron!
Not only is that the dumbest way to respond politically. What kind of "conservative" runs to get the Feds involved? Judging by what little is here, I hope he loses.
ROTFL! Anybody know which Freeper came up with this gem?
Actually, he could face charges. In most states, there are laws about how low you charge for gas, no to mention the possible contract violations.
Sounds like it to me, or dangerously close.
I read down to the part where it mentioned larry sabato, and then I knew the whole thing was BS. That guy shouldn't be teaching poly sci at a juco, much less appearing on TV as an "expert".
...and the lottery
It's always preferable to bend over and take it up the chute.
Appeasement doesn't work against terrorists and it doesn't work against Democrats.
If I was there and wanted to wait in line for who knows how long, I'd have bought the gas. But considering how long I would have had to wait in line to maybe fill an 11 gallon tank, I wouldn't have wasted my time.
Unless the media harps on it, nobody for the most part really cares about the cost of gas to the point that they can tell you how much per gallon all the stations within a 2 mile radias of their favorite station charges........
People who buy $3 cups of coffee and whine about gas would drive me to drink if I could afford the good stuff.
It was tlb. First post. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1686333/posts
Thank you very much for the info!
Ut uh. 15 minutes maybe!
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