My friend Mike Mowery brought this to my attention:
From our Department of Damning-With-Faint-Praise Files: A San Francisco voters group has started a petition drive to rename their sewage treatment plant "the George W. Bush Sewage Plant." What a fitting memorial! Too bad I am not registered to vote in that locality. I would sign in a second.
Not surprisingly, coverage of the move varies depending on the source. Fox News dismisses the protestors who want to rename the plant as "A renegade voter movement" and dismisses the idea as one they will eventually rue even if they see it as a fitting statement of their views. The San Francsico Chronicle has a more fair and balanced view of the petition... No judgement, no commentary; they cover it as "a group going by the regal-sounding name of the Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco" without the normal dismissiveness that Fox seems to think of as "Fair and Balanced" coverage. (Fox is about as balanced as a drunk at the end of an all-night bender!)
But even if I cannot participate, I can certainly promote it! If you or anyone you know is a registered voter, please seek-out the petition and sign it. If you know anyone who is, please forward them the link at the top of this post and ask them to sign. Let's make sure that the president gets the memorial he so justly deserves!
Wherever you are today, I hope you're having a great day!
Don Bergquist - June 28, 2008 - Lakewood, Colorado, USA