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Fleeced Americans send message to Obama

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden may think the administration’s energy policy is “the best it’s ever been,” but consumers don’t agree. Customers outraged by high gas prices are turning to sticky notes to translate their fill-up frustrations into a political message. An anonymous customer left a Post-it on a gas pump at a Kroger store in Douglasville, Ga. “Hey there, voter!” the note reads. “Do you remember that on Inauguration Day [Jan 20] 2009, the national average for a gallon of gasoline was about $1.78? How’s that ‘Hope & Change’ working out for you? Anyone But Obama Nov. 2012.”

After spotting the missive on Facebook last month, Jared Vallorani, chief operating officer of Liberty Alliance, was inspired to make the trick more accessible. He commissioned notes with a similar preprinted message in a font resembling handwriting. His initial run of 5,000 packages of 25 notes sold out quickly, as did a second lot of 5,000. Mr. Vallorani’s website, PatriotDepot.com, began accepting preorders while waiting for a third batch of 10,000 to be printed. He anticipates them selling out within a week. “They’re moving quicker than anything we could have expected,” he told The Washington Times. “We’ve had a lot of successes in the past, but this product is blowing us away more than anything we’ve seen previously.”

The idea is spreading. “The sticky note campaign” has its own Facebook page where people upload pictures of different notes spied around the country. “I believe in Hope & Change. I hope we changeObama’s job title in Nov. American cannot afford another 4,” one says. “How’s that Keystone pipeline looking now?” another asks rhetorically. A third, posted on a gas pump next to the digital price display of $4.08 per gallon, said simply, “Are you kidding?! Nobama 2012!”

“Stick it to Obama” Notes Available Here

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