Owner plans to keep ‘Obama’ name on gas stations

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It will take more than high gas prices to deter Sam Bazzi from his unusual tribute to the 44th president.

Bazzi, who owns three gas stations in Detroit, Mich., named them for President Barack Obama after the 2008 election, according to Politico. Despite the economic downturn, rising gas prices and Obama’s declining approval ratings, Bazzi has no plans to remove the president’s name or “O” symbol from his gas station signs. Not surprisingly, Bazzi is reportedly a huge fan of Obama.

The owner said the logo and name haven’t hurt business, and he doesn’t fault Obama for the spike in gas prices, Detroit’s WDIV-TV reported.

“He’s doing all he can,” one customer said of the president. Another person reportedly said “electric cars” are necessary to help keep fuel costs low.