Wednesday, July 23, 2008

This is Real

San Francisco voters will decide if sewage plant
will be named after George W. Bush
by Charlie Leck

Can you believe this one? San Francisco voters will likely get to vote this November on whether or not to name a sewage treatment plant after George W. Bush. The group hatching the plan said that this would be ""an appropriate honor for a truly unique president." Read about it in the NY Times.

By the way, there are environmental groups upset by this issue, claiming this would be an insult to environmentally important facilities.

Also, one commenter on The Stranger blog said something quite significant:

"I like the idea of the sewage treatment plant... but, it doesn't really work symbolically. Sewage treatment plants take something shitty and make it okay. George W. Bush took something okay ('Merica) and made it pretty shitty.

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