Friday, July 18, 2008

King George may give a Shit

Okay this sounds like an appropriate and patriotic gesture to me, anything more would just be flashy. I can hear the references now "if you see the GWB shit plant then you have gone to far." I guess the voters of San Fransisco will decide how there shit will be treated, though it could end up being a jinx and it would just be a big clog.

George W. Bush Sewage Plant plan is on ballot

Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer

Friday, July 18, 2008
Brian McConnell (left) came up with the Bush Sewage Plant...

(07-17) 14:57 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco voters will be asked to decide whether to name a city sewage plant in honor of President Bush, after a satiric measure qualified for the November ballot Thursday.

Backers of the measure, who for several months circulated a petition to place the measure on the ballot, turned in more than 12,000 signatures on July 7, said organizer Brian McConnell. The Department of Elections on Thursday informed those supporters, the self-proclaimed Presidential Memorial Commission, that they had enough valid signatures - a minimum of 7,168 registered San Francisco voters - to qualify for the November ballot.

McConnell, who came up with the idea over beers with friends, often donned an Uncle Sam outfit to drum up support for the petition. The all-volunteer group of signature gatherers often carried around an American flag and blasted patriotic music from a boom box to attract attention. He said the campaign to pass the measure will be an equally grassroots effort.

The measure, if passed, would rename the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant the George W. Bush Sewage Plant. McConnell said the intent is to remember the Bush administration and what the group sees as the president's mistakes, including the war in Iraq.

Some people aren't laughing, including the San Francisco Republican Party, which sees the measure as an embarrassment, even to this famously liberal city. Chairman Howard Epstein has vowed to fight the measure with all means available to him.

A White House spokeswoman, when asked about the measure several weeks ago, refused to comment.

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This article appeared on page B - 1 of the San Francisco Chronicle

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