San Francisco Prop R: name sewage plant after Bush

Discussion in 'Politics' started by seneca_roman, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. While wacky, sometimes the good and not so good folks in SF have fun:

    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS) ― President Bush still has three more months on the job, but there is already talk of an important building in San Francisco bearing his name.

    Construction on the George W. Bush Presidential Library at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, will begin next year, but if Proposition R is passed on Nov. 4, that won't be the only the landmark named in honor of our embattled president.

    San Francisco's Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant may soon become the George W. Bush Sewage Plant.

    Think it's silly? The measure's organizer, Brian McConnell, who came up with the idea over drinks, seems to agree.

    "Most people think it's a really silly idea anyway, and then the Bush haters don't want anything named after him," McConnell told the San Francisco Chronicle.

    So far, not a dime has been raised in support or opposition of the proposition, but members of the local Republican Party are working to defeat the measure, and 12,000 people signed a petition to secure its spot on the ballot.