Presidential memorials are something essential to a nation that has fathered some of the most influential leaders the world has ever known. In this small way we are able to remember them and the value they added to our great globe during their term in office.
On that note, some rather fantastic news from the SFist (the Shanghaiist‘s West-side cousin, to the east):
Looking to honor the forty-third President of the United States of America, George W. Bush, the recently formed Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco is looking to change the name of the Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Facility. It seems the group would like to rename the SF Zoo adjacent facility to the “George W Bush Sewage Plant.”
The local grassroots movement, helmed by “Wayne Pickering,” is proposing an ordinance initiative for the November 2008 San Francisco ballot in order to get the poop/pee/vomit plant’s title changed. Why? To honor our current leader of the free world with an “appropriate and enduring legacy, for no other president in modern American history has accomplished so much in such a short time.
We think this is an excellent idea.
As do I – read more of the article to find out how you can help.
Also, check out the SFist’s follow-up interview with one of the masterminds of this most awesome tribute.