Fill ‘er Up With Hope & Change

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Is it a good idea to tempt him by putting him so close to those cigarettes?

Given the price of gas it’s hard to tell until you hear from the owner if this is supposed to be a compliment or an insult:

A gas station on Columbia’s North Main Street has been renamed and redecorated after President Obama.

Two gas stations sit at the corner of Columbia’s North Main Street and Prescott Road, the El Cheapo and another station with a new name — Obama.

“I see more people come in excited with the name,” said owner Sam Alhanik, who got the idea from a friend who created an Obama Gas Station in Michigan.

Alhanik has only owned this station for two months. Although born in Yemen, he says he supports America’s president. “It’s the first president of black people,” he said. “It’s our president. We like him.”

With Obama’s drilling moratoriums and his EPA preventing blocking so much domestic oil production, putting the Hope & Change logo on a gas station should do as much for business as putting Arnold Schwarzenegger’s picture on condom packages