On the ballot for the November election in San Francisco, California, is the proposal to rename the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant, the George W. Bush Sewerage Plant. Over eight thousand signatures have been collected and voting officials are presently checking those signatures to insure all are valid residents of San Francisco.
The Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco assure there is no fiscal impact, just the cost of re-lettering the sign; though in San Francisco, contributions for this type of measure could be raked up like grease lighting.
If this measure is passed, the group hopes to mark the formal dedication of the new name with a synchronized flush throughout San Francisco on inauguration day, culminating the festivities.
Many of our nation's Presidents have been honored with public structures named in their memory. George Washington has everything named after him including a state and the nation's capital, with the added homage of his picture on paper currency. Kennedy has the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., J.F.K. or the more dignified John F. Kennedy International in New York, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and of course the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. So why not the George W. Bush Sewerage Plant of San Francisco?
Appropriate terms used during the Bush administration's tenure could be listed on a bronze plaque at the side of the sewerage plant that coincidentally have a suitable relation to sewerage management, such as: Mission Accomplished, Shock And Awe, The Surge, Katerina Flood and Great Job Brownie, etc.
However, the chairman of the San Francisco Republican Party and Bush supporter, Mr. Howard Epstein, does not share any enthusiasm for this example of Democracy in action. He accused the group, the Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco, of abusing the system and pledged to fight it if it makes the ballot. He did not say he would fight them in the oceans, in the streets or on the doorsteps, but less eloquently said, "There's no use other than to make these nut cases feel good. It's typical San Francisco crazies."
Now together: one, two, three, flush!