San Francisco may name sewage treatment plant after Bush
San Francisco may name sewage treatment plant after BushSAN FRANCISCO: Reagan has his highways. Lincoln has his memorial. Washington has thecapital, and a state, too. But President George W. Bush may soon be the sole president to have a memorial named after him that you can contribute to from the bathroom. From the Department of Damned-With-Faint-Praise, a group going by the regal-sounding name of the Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco is planning to ask voters here to change the name of a prize-winning water-treatment plant on the shoreline to the George W. Bush Sewage Plant.
The plan - hatched, naturally, in a bar - would place a vote on the November ballot to provide 'an appropriate honor for a truly unique president.'
Supporters say that they have plenty of signatures to qualify theinitiative and that the renaming would fit in a long and proud American tradition of poking political figures in the eye.
'Most politicians tend to be narcissistic and egomaniacs,' said Brian McConnell, an organizer who regularly suits up as Uncle Sam to solicit signatures. 'So it is important for satirists to help define their history rather than letting them define their own history.'